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Apr 21 2019
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Wendell Robie Tr - Sliger Mine Rd to Cyn CrkSierra Nevada, CA
Sierra Nevada, CA
Hiking avatar Apr 21 2019
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Hiking8.00 Miles 1,918 AEG
Hiking8.00 Miles   3 Hrs   4 Mns   2.62 mph
1,918 ft AEG      1 Min Break
 
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Enjoyable Sunday hike. The trailheads in Auburn State Rec Area closest to the town of Auburn were packed (pretty typical). But we were the only trail at the trailhead for this one and didn't see another soul for the rest of the hike. Decent views down into the Middle Fork of the American River and the Ruck a Chucky Rapids. The spot were the trail ends at Canyon Creek has a nice pool which looks idyllic for swimming. The Auburn SRA is probably going to become a go-to for day hikes for me.
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Apr 13 2019
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Judge Davis TrailNorthern, CA
Northern, CA
Hiking avatar Apr 13 2019
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Hiking6.08 Miles 1,304 AEG
Hiking6.08 Miles   2 Hrs   18 Mns   2.64 mph
1,304 ft AEG
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Figure 8 loop connecting Cache Creek Ridge Trail with the Judge Davis Trail. Cool area. Warm today, not much shade.

BLM has gone overkill with signage and the signs that are placed are the exact opposite of useful. Know where you are going and ignore all signs..
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Apr 13 2019
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Bear Creek Trail, CA 
Bear Creek Trail, CA
 
Hiking avatar Apr 13 2019
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Hiking1.89 Miles 266 AEG
Hiking1.89 Miles      49 Mns   2.31 mph
266 ft AEG
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Started the day trying to hike from Cowboy Camp making a longer loop in the Cache Creek area.

Hiked for almost a mile until the crossing of Bear Creek, still flowing pretty good. Too deep to cross without getting your feet wet. We opted to head back to the car and instead do a loop from the Judge Davis Trailhead which actually got us into the Cache Creek Wilderness Area. Cool area, plan on being back.
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Apr 07 2019
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Robie-American-western states loop, CA 
Robie-American-western states loop, CA
 
Hiking avatar Apr 07 2019
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Hiking7.35 Miles 1,793 AEG
Hiking7.35 Miles   2 Hrs   46 Mns   2.77 mph
1,793 ft AEG      7 Mns Break
 
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Loop connecting American Canyon trail, Wendell Robie trail, and Western States trail in Auburn Recreation Area. Solid loop, just over 7 miles with some good amphibian wildlife along the way.
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Mar 30 2019
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Skyline Wilderness Park Loop, CA 
Skyline Wilderness Park Loop, CA
 
Hiking avatar Mar 30 2019
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Hiking8.13 Miles 2,282 AEG
Hiking8.13 Miles   3 Hrs   36 Mns   2.54 mph
2,282 ft AEG      24 Mns Break
 
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Decent loop hike at the Skyline Wilderness Park made by combining Skyline, Rim Rock and Manzanita Trails. Some really nice wild flowers. Had lunch at Lake Marie and a nice stop in Napa post-hike. You can add a few miles by adding the Tuteur Loop to this but that was closed.
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Mar 16 2019
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Howard Ranch TrailCentral Valley, CA
Central Valley, CA
Hiking avatar Mar 16 2019
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Hiking6.83 Miles 50 AEG
Hiking6.83 Miles
50 ft AEG
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Good little hike. Interesting partnership that makes this trail possible (utility, private landowner, nature conservancy). Saw some lizards and 2 garter snakes. There was water in all of the vernal pools.
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Feb 17 2019
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Cascade Falls, CA 
Cascade Falls, CA
 
Hiking avatar Feb 17 2019
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Hiking2.68 Miles 653 AEG
Hiking2.68 Miles   1 Hour   37 Mns   1.79 mph
653 ft AEG      7 Mns Break
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Good, short hike. Trails in the preserve could be combined into longer hikes, especially with all the old fire roads criss-crossing the area. We did the Highwater trail, Cascade Falls trail and the San Anselmo Trail. Not all of the signed trails were included in the trail map that is available from Marin county online.
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Feb 16 2019
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Muir Woods LoopBay Area, CA
Bay Area, CA
Hiking avatar Feb 16 2019
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Hiking7.00 Miles 1,941 AEG
Hiking7.00 Miles
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Did a loop consisting of the Bootjack trail, TCC trail, and Ben Johnson trails. Park literature says it is 6 miles. The last mile was spent on the main trail of the Monument scanning the creek for Coho Salmon. Didn't see any unfortunately. Beautiful spot and great scenery.
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Jan 25 2019
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Cave Trail #233Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 25 2019
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Hiking5.00 Miles 1,440 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles
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Peralta/cave trail loop
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Jan 24 2019
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San Tan Mountain Regional ParkPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 24 2019
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Hiking7.50 Miles 746 AEG
Hiking7.50 Miles   2 Hrs   27 Mns   3.06 mph
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Loop linking the entirety of the San Tan Trail to Gold Mine and Little Leaf trails.

I enjoy hiking in this park. Some nice desert scenery and you can actually get some mileage in.
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Jan 23 2019
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First Water Upper Creek LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 23 2019
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Hiking7.57 Miles 1,298 AEG
Hiking7.57 Miles   3 Hrs   49 Mns   2.05 mph
1,298 ft AEG      7 Mns Break
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Good hike. Hadn't done the full loop before or spent any time on O'Grady Canyon. Good to be in the supes off trail without the crowds. Became reacquainted with Catsclaw.
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Jan 22 2019
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Superstition RidgelinePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 22 2019
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Hiking13.00 Miles 4,480 AEG
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Good hike. Kind of chilly in the morning but warmed up once we started climbing.

Started from Crosscut and ended at Lost Goldmine which accounts for additional mileage. Summitted 5024 and 5057. It's been forever since I've climbed up Siphon Draw.

Joe and Chumley were super bummed we couldn't make a sidetrip to the Wave Cave but we were just running out of daylight..
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Jan 21 2019
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Hackberry Spring LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 21 2019
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Hiking5.15 Miles 700 AEG
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Afternoon hike after getting into town. Surprised to see the loop signed.

Got off the beaten trail a bit to check out the you can see before the trail starts to descend into First Water Canyon.
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Jan 03 2019
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Stevens Trail-WestSierra Nevada, CA
Sierra Nevada, CA
Hiking avatar Jan 03 2019
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Hiking8.20 Miles 1,449 AEG
Hiking8.20 Miles
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Really awesome hike. Great views of a beautiful river, a couple waterfalls, and had the trail mostly to myself. Passed one other hiker and a trail runner. Will probably be back with a fishing pole :)
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Dec 28 2018
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Homestead - Blue Ridge TrailBay Area, CA
Bay Area, CA
Hiking avatar Dec 28 2018
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Hiking5.10 Miles 1,433 AEG
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Nice day hike, healthy climb to the top of Blue Ridge and great views of Lake Berressa once you're up there.
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Aug 11 2018
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Bristlecone - Glacier TrailElko, NV
Elko, NV
Hiking avatar Aug 11 2018
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Hiking2.80 Miles 1,100 AEG
Hiking2.80 Miles
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Just to the Bristlecone Grove, did not continue to the Glacier. Leisurely pace.
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Jul 06 2018
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Overland Lake TrailElko, NV
Elko, NV
Hiking avatar Jul 06 2018
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Hiking12.40 Miles 3,000 AEG
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Interesting to see a generic hike description for this one. However, this is not a loop hike, just an out and back. The Overland Trail connects to the Ruby Crest Trail so there is the potential for shuttles of longer distances and extended trips. Just be aware that the most direct route to Overland Lake and returning is not a loop.

The Overland trail connects to the Ruby Crest Trail about halfway along the Ruby Crest Trail. Trailhead is located in Ruby Valley North of the National and State Wildlife Refuges. I was surprised because despite the hike being in high elevation, there is very limited shade along the trail and no water.Overland Lake is a decent sized lake in the Rubies that has a reproducing population of Brook Trout (non-native, delicious).

Got started late, around 10:30. It was already hot. Expect sun exposure most of the hike. We saw tons of large Orthopterans (grass hopper or cricket) in the lower elevations. These looked different from the "horse lubbers" I've seen in AZ. Got to the lake a little after 1:30. What a beautiful lake. The destination is especially unexpected given how dry the hike up is. We fished for about an hour before heading back. Nice day hike. I would love to do more in the Ruby Mountains.
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May 29 2018
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Thunder River TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Backpack avatar May 29 2018
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Backpack23.40 Miles 4,260 AEG
Backpack23.40 Miles
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Started at Bill Hall, spent two nights at Upper Tapeats.

First day we started a little later than we should have. Surprise Valley is always hotter than hell. You don't want to be in there in the summer at any point when the sun is hitting you. We started feeling it mid-way down the red wall and it was a hot trudge to Thunder River and Tapeats. Thunder River was a welcome site and the water was even more welcome when we got there.

On the second day, just did a day hike to the river and back down Tapeats Creek. Stayed on the West side of Tapeats. There seems to be disagreement about whether the creek should be crossed and how often. I didn't see an ideal place to cross but there is some decent exposure on the West side of Tapeats. I wouldn't want to do this with a full backpack and was glad that we camped at Upper Tapeats. Good day hike. Hot. Spent most of the day lounging at camp, chilling in the water and watching fish.

Third day we got up at 4 AM to get an early start. We really did not want to be in Surprise Valley with the sun on us. It was a race. We got to the esplanade before the sun hit us and were glad we got up and started so early. The last haul up Bill Hall seemed to last forever.

Really enjoyed Thunder River. Had wanted to get there for a while.

A notable fauna observation, a Western Blind Snake just crawled up to me while we were playing cards in camp. These guys spend there entire lives underground so they are uncommon to see. No bigger than a good sized earthworm. No pictures because it caught me so off-guard and was gone shortly after I identified it. :/
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Some nice flowers on the first half mile of Bill Hall before the trail plunges off the rim.
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May 05 2018
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Hop Valley and Kolob Arch TrailSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar May 05 2018
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Hiking14.70 Miles 1,000 AEG
Hiking14.70 Miles
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Enjoyable overnight backpack trip. Hop Valley was quite idyllic, though there were no cattle present when we went through. Kolob Arch is cool, but imo this trip is more about the journey than the destination. Some awesome variety on this hike with the typical scenery that made Zion National Park famous.
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Apr 22 2018
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Hassayampa River PreservePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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Hiking1.00 Miles 100 AEG
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Stretching the legs on the way back to Nevada. Been some changes to the preserve since my last visit, now administered by the county parks system although The Nature Conservancy retains ownership of much of the preserved. They no longer offer discounted admission for Nature Conservancy members.

Beautiful riparian walk in the Sonoran Desert. Looped around Palm Lake and then went and did part of a trail that paralleled the river itself. Saw Turtles, Whiptails, a Skink (don't often see these so this was a treat), fish and a frog. I really like this spot. Although the noise pollution from the highway gets to me after a while..
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