Stroll through Squilchuck State Park
I was looking for mushrooms and didn’t find what I was looking for, but I did get some photos of various plants and views. This is a great park with lots of cool, shady, paths suitable for mountain biking.
PinnRock w Kim Sayers (2017-11-16, 9:58:37AM)
Petroglyphs in Zion
This was a really fun little hike. We walked up the dry stream bed to find the petroglyphs and talked with the kids about what they might mean. Then we climbed up out of the stream bed into a huge stone valley, filled with round sandboxes for the kids to explore. There were dozens of big horn sheep hanging out on the hillside. It felt like wilderness, we only saw a few people and parking was easy.
A very helpful fellow at Zion Ponderosa Ranch told us about the hike, the park doesn't promote the petroglyphs to protect them.
Appalachian Trail, Stony Man Mt., Page County, VA, USA
4400 Catawba Valley Dr, Roanoke County, VA, USA
Pump Track to Emmet Reed Picnic Area, Aptos, CA, USA
San Joaquin River, Madera County, CA
Great day hiking Pasan Ridge Trail in Auberry
Red Rock Canyon Open Space, Colorado Springs, CO
Colle del Telegrafo a Castello di Riomaggiore.
Descending walk, from hills above Riomaggiore down to the village.
Reach starting location easily with the bus, and walk down through forest, vineyards, the ancient Sanctuary of Madonna di Montenero, and down the valley following the water stream.
1845 Canyon Falls Court to 1856 Canyon Falls Court, KELOWNA, Canada
Moqui Lake to Sand Canyon, Montezuma County, CO
AZ_01 Wickenburg AZ Hike North of Twin Peaks (3/24/16, 10:53:38AM)
Stahlman Point with Corban Wilderness Retreat
Fish Canyon Falls
Dogs allowed on weekends only.
Open at 7am
Colorado Trail - East
Rating 4.0 / 5.0. Great hike for the dogs. Make sure to come back for fall colors.
Ice Age Trail - Eau Claire Dells
An icy end of winter hike at the Dells. My first time exploring the Ice Age trail.
Aspen Vista Picnic Area, Santa Fe County, NM
Great Seal State Park to 825 Rocky Road, Springfield, OH
Ostrander Hut Yosemite Track (3/10/16, 10:38:08AM)
Belford to Oxford
Spent the night about a mile from the trailhead at 11,000 feet, woke up and summited Belford then made the traverse and back to Oxford.
Dow Brook and Bull Brook Reservoir Trails, Ipswich, MA
Poway Road Park And Ride to Iron Mountain, Poway, CA
Kat, Kona & Pappa - Hiking Iron Mountain, March 13, 2016
Cranberry Flats, Saskatchewan
Quick trip to cranberry flats.
Castle Lake to South Erickson Lake, Summit County, UT
Meigs Creek/Lumber Ridge (3/6/16, 11:42:07AM)
Off trail to Courthouse Rock and Quilliam Cave
Leisurely off trail adventure up to Courthouse Rock and Quilliam Cave with Gina, Shucky, JaneEllen, and John. The furthest, really squiggly part was where there was absolutely no trail and we scrambled over, under, and around blowdowns on the final ascent to Quilliam Cave.
ASHLI and Ruthie's awesome PA adventure day 2
Travers-Sabine Circuit, St Arnaud, New Zealand
OK Tank to Mescal Mountain, Yavapai County, AZ
Crescent to Devil Point, Clallam County, WA
My first use of Gaia GPS, and I find it works very well. This hike was also my first trip onto the Olympic Peninsula, and I found the drive from Lake Stevens to Port Angeles and Crescent Lake a long, but very scenic one. The Spruce RR trail is an easy trail as far as elevation change is concerned, and the condition of the trail, while muddy in some spots (what trail in the PNW is not in February?), is very good.
Sunny Bay MTR station to Disneyland via East coast of Lantau
This trip was supposed to be a slight deviation from yesterday's hike to Disneyland: we turned left at the top of the hill instead of right. This took us down to an abandoned village by a cove called Fa Peng. The beach was horribly littered with marine debris but otherwise, quite a remarkable little beach and quite isolated.
Much of the rest of our hike was a real bush bash following the ribbons that previous hiking enthusiasts have kindly tied to trees and bushes. The Gaiagps track didn't show anything there but the Countryside series map showed a way to get through and sure enough, with some cuts and scrapes, we made it to Disneyland.
Can anyone identify what the red and white contraption in one of my photos actually is or does?
Smith Rock State Park
Those are great photos, what an interesting formation.
Poop Out to Punk Out to Glendora Mountain, down Mystic Trail.
Poop Out Trail and Punk Out Trail are fairly steep hikes to the top of Glendora Mountain. Total distance for the two trails is only 1.75 miles, but the climb is over 1500 ft. Mystic trail is a much longer and less steep trail. We like to hike up the steeper trails and take the easier ones back down.
Crater Lakes Hike Nov 8
Easy hike to beautiful lakes just below the continental divide. Will bring xc skis next time, the trail back is a steady downhill on well packed snow.
Mount Herard GRSA
Possibly the most rewarding hike in Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve: follow established trail to Medano Lake, then climb off trail to Mount Herard for fantastic views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the Great Sand Dunes. More details: http://qtl.us/1RCOaoi
Hiking Lantern Hill in Ledyard, CT Track (10/16/15, 2:37:29PM)
Urban Ranger-Leon Lind (10/1/15, 3:52:15PM)
Dog Waste (6), Trash (4), Public Contacts (1),Trail Maintenance Needs (3)
Hike - Blue Lake - Washington - (9/22/15, 14:42:7)
Indian Heaven Wilderness, Gifford-Pinchot National Forest. Thomas Lake Trailhead to Blue Lake and back.
Pipeline Trail 9/21/15
Did this hike with my friend Sue and my dog. It's a very gentle uphill walk on a broad trail closed to motor vehicle traffic. Quiet, safe, easy, with great views and lots of shade. We walked about three miles before we entered the ski area and the trail got steep -- didn't even know we'd gone that far! Highly recommended for an easy hike in the woods.
NH_Dublin, Mt. Monadnock, Dublin/Pumpelly Trails (9/6/15, 09:21:2)
Urban Ranger_Cole Anderson_09132015
Started at the Red Butte Amphitheater. Talked to a female trail runner that was "excited to see a presence out on the trail", and expressed concerns regarding the transients camps. Gave out directions a pair of mountain bikers near the Zoo that had not ridden BST before. The pair of picnic tables and fire pit near the zoo entrance should be addressed. Trails above the BST along the This is the Place property had large amounts of horse waste, which was concerned to one biker I spoke to. He also was concerned with the overall condition of some sections of Dry Creek, the switchback is badly rutted.
Road to Askja
4x4 Road to Asjka
Superjeep trip with Saga Travel
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Lone Star Trail from Elkins Lake
First time hiking with the whole family. Thankfully Adam was willing to lead the trail twirling sticks because there were a shitton of giant spiders and webs across.
Hazel wasn't a huge fan of the back-carry for long. Emy kept a turtle shell we found, and everyone was fond of the little flowers we sprouting all along.
Looked like there were still remnants of last year's wildfires, but everything seems to have recovered.
Youpon Loop and Post Oak Loop at Lick Creek Park
I hiked here once before years ago, but didn't remember much about it. Asked a couple for some advice on which trail to take, and they told me Youpon was their favorite, so that's where we started.
Turned out the terrain was a little craggy for a jogging stroller, but we made it work this time. Next time I'll probably try a different one and go a little earlier to avoid the high temps.
So much sand. Definitely need to get a different pair of shoes for the next trip out.
We saw an armadillo cross, and some teenagers on horseback, lots of "og!" "og!" running around wagging tails.
Carried the diaper bag rather than stowing it in the stroller so I could get used to a little weight on my back while trekking. Plan to add a little weight each time and go a little further, too.
Barr Trail Hike (8/29/15, 4:33:56AM)
Planned on leaving early from Manitou Springs with the hopes of hiking to the top of Pikes Peak and return. Arrived at the Barr Trail parking lot (very small) at about 4:15 AM and there were only 2 or 3 spots open. There is a kiosk at the trail head to pay for parking ($5).
If you plan on doing the hike, be sure to not get off the trail by accident in the dark. There was one section where I wandered to the incline instead of making a sharp left and staying on the trail. Zoom in on the map and you can see a section that crosses a dashed line (its labeled "incline"). If you cross it, turn around to stay on the Barr trail.
At mile 6, I had a terrible pop in my calf and had to turn around and head back. This is an easy trail but if you plan to summit Pikes peak its a pretty grueling distance (11 miles). Hopefully I can try again in a few weeks or may wait until next spring.
Blanca Lake, WA - Track (15/08/2015 11:55:55)
Trip on 2 days (2015-08-15 and 16)
Night camp close to the lake's shore
Party of 5
Momyer Creek, San Gorgonio (8/1/15)
The distance 32.6 miles is wrong. The total distance should be around 26 miles.
This trail isn't used much and there are parts of the trail where the vegetation is slightly taking over. We rarely saw anyone on this trail who actually wanted to be there (there were two different groups of people who took the wrong turn after leaving San Gorgonio peak and ended up on Momyer instead of Vivian Creek). We stayed in Saxton campsite. There was no one else with us. Saxton doesn't have water but the stream is about 0.2 miles W. I think it'd be great to do this trail as a part of a loop - going up via Momyer Creek and coming back via Vivian Creek.
The damage from the Lake Fire is quite extensive. A ranger told us it's actually still burning and there are still firefighters in the area handling it.
Leukerbad (1'400m) >> Gemmi (2'340), Switzerland (09.08.15 14:03:51)
Climbing from Leukerbad to Gemmi from 1'400m/M to 2'340m/M.
Track (8/4/15, 2:44:46PM) LAKE IRWIN to HRC
I rode this clockwise. There is a gate that big bikes can go around just past the first hump on the track.
Day 3 Ptarmigan Traverse, Yang Yang Lakes to White Rock Lakes (7/29/15, 06:53:12)
Track (8/1/15, 8:15:45AM)
Great hike from the east side of the Sierras to Secret Lake. I made it a loop by hiking cross country back to the Leavitt Meadow trail.
Montanna de Oro Valencia Peak & Oates Peak Loop
TikeHike in Joaquin Miller Park
Today was our first official TikeHike. We set off for Joaquin Miller Park in the Oakland Hills. My original plan was a 3.5 mile loop on the Sunset Trail and Bay View trail. But we had a little trouble finding the Sunset trail from the parking area and ended up going over some terrain that was a little steep for a toddler and a stroller, and I decided that plan had been too ambitious. So we just meandered up and down the Sunset trail for two miles.
The park was great for the dogs. Most of the other hikers had dogs too, and the trails wide enough that they weren't getting in anyone's way. There was good hiking for my 15 month old for a lot of the nice flat Sunset trail, but Calliope she was drawn to the sharp drop off. Adlai made it about a mile over a decent sized hill before he just wanted to ride in the stroller.
There was a fair bit of poison oak alongside the trail, but I think we avoided it. I brought our single BOB Revolution Stroller, and our lenny lamb carrier. We had to carry both kids for about a mile. The stroller worked well on the terrain, but the double stroller would have been too wide. It's hard for Calliope to snack in the carrier though, and she got a bit grumpy. I think I'll try the Osprey backpack next week.
The best part of the hike was when we stopped at the end to walk on some logs and climb through an amazing redwood tree. It's important with the little ones to have a good balance of outdoor play and actual hiking on our trips.
2 Sisters loop Day 3, Part 1 Demaris lake to Camp lake
South Sea Tac 2015-07-30
Mountain biked all over South Sea Tac park and then rode the Des Moines Creek trail down to the beach and had dinner and then returned via the creek trail. Got a flat from the many sticker bushes on the bike trails.
summit south sister from green lakes
Climb S. Sister from Green Lakes (6600') --- up the water falls route ... south and below Lewis Glacier. Meets up with the crowded south route to the summit (10, 350'). Guaranteed no crowds on approach, and it's beautiful. Camp at Green Lakes if a two-day trip is in the plans.
Bald Mtn - Fire Tower hike at YM campus
This hike takes you to the top of Bald Mountain to the Fire Lookout Tower. A very fulfilling hike with tremendous views from on top. Hike is not for the beginner as there is a very steep and continuous climb up the path with little to no breaks in the first 1000 foot climb.
Don't take the second leg of our hike and we didn't go down the same way. We camped west of the mountain so our second leg took us cross country back towards our campsite.
Camped at Lake Aloha and dayhiked up Pyramid Peak.
Orange, France GREAT ack (21/07/2015 12:03:2)
V bloody hot - Fiturepace Tech SS Insulated Water Bottle rules again for cooool hydration
Four 14ers: Democrat, Cameron, Lincoln, Bross
Peaks partly obscured by clouds. High winds on ridges. Signs say Mt Bross is closed, but who would miss a peak when so close. Lots of people on trail today.
Mt Washington (Lion Head up, Boott Spur down)
Triple Lakes Trail
We started at Parks Highway and hiked all the way to the Denali visitors center.
Jumpoff Ridge and Clear Lake 07/22/15
Read the full description of this trip here: http://www.aneclecticmind.com/2015/07/25/jumpoff-ridge-and-clear-lake/
Tolt MacDonald 2015-07-22
Mountain bike ride at Tolt MacDonald County park West of Carnation Washington. Did the trails north and east of the logging clear cut before I had to head home.
la bohn peak and surrounding lakes (7/22/15, 10:54:09AM)
Attempt at la bohn and otter, followed the incorrect ridge below la bohn and was not left with enough time to complete both. Great trip nonetheless!
AT Trail - Spyrock road to Tye River (with Crabtree Falls)
The Lost Lake trail is a fairly easy, and incredibly beautiful, alpine hike that is great for a family outing with dogs. It seems to be a popular fishing destination as well.
Beginning in the basin just below Cottonwood Pass, the trail heads south through tundra and forest, around tree line and on to the lake. It is tucked against rugged cliffs that form the Continental Divide.
To get to the Trailhead, drive about 30 minutes west of Buena Vista on Cottonwood Pass Rd. Just a bit south of Cottonwood Pass, and right above timberline, you will see pullouts on both sides of the road. There is not a sign at the trailhead.
Rancho San Antonio with friends!
A short hike with friends from work!
Sky Camp, Mt Witternberg, Sky Trailhead and Some Driving
The downhill section to Usurbil is technical singletrack. Expert level!
The first climb is steep but on easy fire roads. Second climb is al tarmac and nice views of San Sebastian.
Ouzel falls, Calypso Cascades, and Copeland Falls (7/11/15, 9:39:01AM)
A great hike with the family. We had 3 boys with us 7, 5 and 3 years old. The two older hiked the entire route themselves. The 3 year old made it to Calypso Cascades by himself and was so proud (as were we of all of them). We shouldered him to Ouzel Falls and then he hiked all the way back to Calypso Cascades. Carter scored a new trail tag for Ouzel and Brayden got one for all three places. It took us a lot longer then most with the little legs walking but it was a great hike. One of my favorites in Rocky Mountain National Park.
7-11/15 Wildcat CanyonTrail and Northgate Trail, Zion
07/10/15-Great Sand Dunes Nat. Park, Colorado
This is the first time my daughter, Elizabeth, and I ventured beyond the popular "High Dune" that most people strive for, then turn around. After crossing Medano Creek, which has slowed from it's high of a month or two ago, we headed for the highest dune staying somewhat East (to the right) of the line of people heading up. At the top we continued past the crowd and down into the body of the dunes. It didn't take long before we were out of earshot of the people on High Dune and completely isolated. We chose a route that would allow us to follow a ridge that traveled up and down various dunes, affording views of the surrounding Sangre de Cristo Mountains, San Luis Valley and the heart of the dunes. We headed East at our turn-around point to get a better view of where the dunes ended and the mountains began.
The weather really cooperated with us today, being somewhat cloudy and cool for the first half. The sand was damp and hard-packed from previous rains, making travel easier-at least until the sun came out and dried things. Then it was like walking beach sand and got tough. The 3L of water each seemed to be enough but, again, it was cooler during the morning. The usual afternoon thunderstorms held off, at least until we exited at 2:30PM.
Mt. Mitchell to Deep Gap (Deep Gap Trail)
The Deep Gap Trail begins at Mt. Mitchell State Park with the Deep Gap Campground as the northern terminus. The challenges begin from the trailhead marker as the trail winds through a series of wooded picnic areas and gravel paths. It is not clearly marked which path is the actual trail and which leads to a picnic table. Have fun with this and you will make it through the maze eventually. Once you're off the gravel, the real trail begins. It treks closely to the Black Mountain ridge line but there are plenty of rugged ascents and descents. The GPS came up with a little more distance than the park service for this trail but nor more than a half mile. We stayed on the trail strictly for the most part. This adventure was an out and back day trek in mid-September. The weather was very cooperative as we enjoyed bright sunny skies with some mid-day and afternoon clouds. While the clouds threatened of rain later in the day, we did not encountered any other than a few drops here and there. Temperatures where in the mid-70s with refreshing low-70s as we assaulted each peak.The trip file only covers the trip out. Data was recorded with iPhone 4s and the EveryTrail Pro app. Cell service of some sort was available at many spots during the trip but 3G was only in a couple of places for darting seconds. So it might be reasonable to expect text service but voice or data was not highly successful. This trail is a major undertaking especially an out and back day trek. The pictures demonstrate the ruggedness of the trail. In contrast the climate, ecology, and prize-winning views are quite the reward. It is far more strenuous, in my opinion, than bothMitchell Trail or Old Mitchell Trail. If doing this in a day, plan to spend most of the daylight hours and make as much time early where the trail is easier. The journey offers plenty of rocky, rugged terrain which ventures through tall, old-growth forests with moss covered ground and fallen trees. Expect smells of evergreen in the cool air which is greatly appreciated as you catch your breath. A couple of natural rock cutins where folks have setup firepits make for great lunch or rest stops along the way. It appeared to be a popular trail. A couple of guys and their dogs were making and out and back from Carolina Hemlocks up Colbert Ridge to Mt. Mitchell and back and several others where camping at Deep Gap. One father and son were hiking to Bowlens Creek where they had a pick up arranged.
2015.07.05 Hiram Peak (9,795’/2,968)
Near the Ebbetts Pass on Highways 4.
West Boundary to Alki Crest and Florence Peak (7/4/15, 11:48:47)
Pulpit rock and the Pinnacle loop, Hamburg PA
Leacock/Ridge Bienveneda Loop - Hike
This hike is a nice combination of trail and urban hiking. Starting in the Topanga State park, the trail climbs up to the ridge offering breathtaking vistas of Los Angeles, Pacific Palisades, and the Santa Monica Bay. On clear days you will see San Nicholas Island in addition to Santa Catalina. After reaching a peak, the trail leads into the Highlands section of Pacific Palisades. From there it is a hike down through the streets back to the Topanga State Park Bienveneda gate.
Mt. Tam- 4 Lakes Loop: Phoenix Lake to Cataract Falls
As part of getting going for the New Year, my dad John has pledged to do one longer day hike per week of at least 12 miles. The past few weekends have been at his favorite Point Reyes National Seashore, but this weekend I tagged along for a 16 mile hike in the Mount Tamalpais watershed.
I had ridden my mountain bike through some sections of our route, but had never hiked extensively in this section of Tam along the Northwest flanks of the mountain. Working from Gaia Maps online (see the route) we sketched out a route that we thought would be 12-13 miles and that we could hammer out in 6 hours or so. We just signed up for Gaia’s premium features, meaning we could create a route on their website and then sync and follow it on our phones, which was helpful.
Our Mt. Tam 4 Lakes Loop Hike- Totaling 16 Miles
At 6:30am we headed out through Ross to the parking area below Phoenix Lake. We could of started at the higher Bon Tempe Lake area and cut off a fair amount of to and back distance, but if memory serves, the MMWD rangers open the gates a sunrise. There was no one in the Phoenix Lake lot and we were waiting for the sun to rise as we prepped our day packs. I thought this hike was going to be a walk in the park, no problem. Well of course, my eyes are frequently bigger than my stomach in this regard. The map is not the territory, and I had as usual slapped together a great loop based on what I wanted to see, not the terrain. We started at around 100′ elevation at the parking lot and would climb from the MMWD lakes up the Cataract Trail to 1,700′, and the back down, taking just a hair under 8 hours, with a morning’s break for brunch.
The scenery at the lakes was beautiful, especially the first half of the hike. All the lakes were spilling thanks to December’s storms. January’s lack of rain has started to dry things out a bit, but the major streams were still following well, and Cataract Creek was still putting on quite a show. The hike back paid the loop penalty, there were some interesting sections, but a lot of drier pines and dead understory along the High Marsh trail in particular. The trail conditions were also not great for some of these trails, especially the Stocking Trail on the way back.
Mt. Tam 4 Lakes Loop Hike
Distance: 16.0 Miles
Trails: Phoenix Lake -> Fish Grade Fireroad -> Sky Oaks Road -> Shady Side Trail (Bon Tempe Lake)-> Kent Trail -> Helen Markt Trail -> Cataract Trail -> High Marsh Trail -> Stocking Trail -> Rocky Ridge Fire Road -> Lake Lagunitas Dam -> Return via Fish Grade to parking lot below Phoenix Lake
Total Time: 7:45
Ave. Speed: 2.0 mph
See more on our hiking blog Wilderness Hikers: http://www.wildernesshikers.wordpress.com
little tincup creek ridge
Lots of huckleberries and service berries. Easy hiking on the ridge, slow going with lots of deadfall in the creek bottom.
A hike in the Mt. St. Helens Volcanic Monument: from the Blue Lake trailhead at the end of Forest Road 8123, across Coldspring Creek on logs, up on the west side of the Coldspring Creek canyon on the Toutle River Trail, across the bridge over Sheep Canyon Creek, down to check out 100-foot Sheep Canyon Falls, then to the canyon gouged by the South Fork of the Toutle River during the 1980 eruption of the mountain. Then up Crescent Ridge alongside the Toutle River on the Loowit trail with views of Mt. Ranier, through alpine meadows below the mountain's western glaciers, across the head of Sheep Creek canyon, then down the Sheep Canyon trail to return. It was an 80-degree mid-July day with cool breezes blowing down off the mountain and rich forest smells. Wildflowers were in bloom everywhere: queen's cup, bunchberry, inside-out flower, vanilla leaf, paintbrush, twinflower, tiger lily, columbine, beargrass, goat's beard, penstemon, phlox, bunchberry, bugbane, lupine, corydalis, and more.
Skiing Trapper Peak
The calendar says it's summer, but the spring skiing in western Montana is as good as it gets right now, with 5 feet of snow at 8000 feet.
Headed up Trapper peak today, 2 miles of hiking until there was consistent snow coverage, and after that it was firm enough that i ended up walking all the way to the summit in running shoes, never put my skins on. Had a nice 1000 foot run off the summit down the northeast bowl, then booted back up to the summit ridge for a long cruise back to the car.
Lake Anza Loop
The Wildcat Gorge Trail was a little rough for a 2 year old, but it worked out. The hike and lake are both beautiful. We picnicked by the lake.
Red Rock White Rock Loop & Beyond
Moderate. White Rock Loop North to miners cabin, starts at concrete slab, continues to stone miners cabin and then ends at parking spot on 4x4 road. Location: Red Rock, Las Vegas, NV
mueller park trail to elephant rock
A fun trail to go on when you need someplace close. This trail is a local favorite. If you find yourself going multiple times per week, chances are you will meet a lot of people who do the same thing.
The first 2 miles or so are fairly steep, then it flattens out for a little less then a mile, followed by a final steep finish.
Most people turn around at Big Rock (or Elephant Rock), but you can continue to the top to Rudy's Flat by taking taking the trail south at Elephant Rock.
Track (4/25/14, 2:09:39PM)
Blue Hills Reservation - Little Blue Hill