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    2 months, 3 weeks ago
    The beatings started around mile four. I brought 7L of water and finished all of it! Trail is well maintained and full of wild flowers. Lots of annoying bugs and saw a few baby rattlesnakes. Save your knees and bring some poles especially for the decent. I recommend gaiters, I had a lot of little rocks in my shoe from the decent. Also, I recorded over 16 miles and a 7,000 ft ascent. Enjoy the beatings!
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    9 months, 2 weeks ago
    Very beautiful and dramatic views on this hike. Definitely felt the elevation change and pretty challenging incline. Wind from the Santa Ana winds made this more difficult on the true backbone.
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    11 months ago
    Trail washed out in spots. Lots of graffiti and inexperienced hikers. Very sad example of internet exposure ruining a really cool spot.
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    1 year, 8 months ago
    This was a fun and easy hike to Big Horn Mine. I would have given this trail 5 stars, but there was sooooo much trash. Our small group (my hiking family) took trash bags with us, and thankfully so! We picked up about 5 lbs of recycle trash (beer bottles, gatorade, water, and more beer cans), and about 10-15 lbs of trash trash. There were so many glow-sticks, tissue paper, candy wrappers, snack wrappers/bags, trashed clothing, and the worst of all - some person pooped IN THE MINE! It was rank! We doubled bagged that and put it in our large trash bag. I hope those that go on this trail will pack their trash out with them. You carried it full, now carry it out empty. The views were breathtaking, the mine was awesome, there is bathrooms and trashcans at the trailhead. You go left for the mine and right for the eternal switchback trail to Mt. Baden-Powell. I recommend this hike.
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    1 year, 9 months ago
    Recommended that you do this hike on a cool weather day. No water sources on this trail you have to carry all your water with you. It was 85° and i carried 6L and it was barely enough. Drank 1L the 1st 3 miles stashed 2L at the saddle for the way back kept 3L with me. The uphill is steep and the downhill feels steeper. Pants and boots reccomend you might be able to get away with trail runners. Definitely a Very Strenuous Advanced hike.
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