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Aug 04 2020
LindaAnn
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40 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Lower Calf Creek FallsSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Aug 04 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking6.20 Miles 300 AEG
Hiking6.20 Miles   4 Hrs      1.96 mph
300 ft AEG      50 Mns Break
 
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Even though this is a popular one, it’s a great destination. We got started at 0830, before the crowds. Cool heading up, spent some time swimming at the falls, then headed back down. The water was cold enough to make you catch your breath for a second, but it felt good. Hot on the way back down, as expected. Not nearly as busy as the last couple of times I was here, and those visits were also on weekdays.
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Aug 03 2020
LindaAnn
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 Ahwatukee, AZ
Fairyland Loop TrailSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Aug 03 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking8.22 Miles 1,626 AEG
Hiking8.22 Miles   5 Hrs   8 Mns   1.90 mph
1,626 ft AEG      48 Mns Break
 
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Got started at 0715 and started the loop clockwise. Cool to start, but warmed up quickly. Lots of smoky haze. Easy enough trail, well maintained. The kids love Bryce, but I get bored with it after a few hours. Only saw about seven people in the first four miles, then several more in the last four miles, but not crowded at all. Hot while walking the last couple of miles along the rim, finished up by 1230.
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Aug 02 2020
LindaAnn
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40 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Powell Point - Escalante MountainsSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Aug 02 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking1.60 Miles 297 AEG
Hiking1.60 Miles   1 Hour   6 Mns   1.78 mph
297 ft AEG      12 Mns Break
 
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Powell Point has been on my list for a few years, mainly for the views. The drive up FS-132 was not as bad as some online searching indicated. Rocky for the last mile, but okay for most any medium clearance vehicle. I started recording this track at the beginning of FS-143, but we figured we’d drive the road as far as we could. High clearance is good to have, lots of tree roots to get over, but we made it to the official trailhead without any issues. Again, the road was not as bad as I’d read. Deadfall might be an issue earlier in the season though.

The hike was pretty easy, with nice views almost right away. The trail drops down, then back up and out onto the point. Temps in the 60’s made it comfortable. The views across southern Utah were excellent. I wish I had brought my good camera on this one, I could have taken some really good pics. Next time. Some haze from a fire burning east of Kanab, but pretty minimal. Fun drive, and worth it for the unique perspective of the area.
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Aug 01 2020
LindaAnn
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40 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Delano Peak - Tushar MountainsSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Aug 01 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking4.76 Miles 1,085 AEG
Hiking4.76 Miles   3 Hrs   43 Mns   1.63 mph
1,085 ft AEG      48 Mns Break
 
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Delano Peak seems to be a favorite of everyone, and the forecast today looked perfect, so we headed up to the Tushar Mountains. Rather than taking the official trail, we drove up the road another couple of miles, above Mud Lake, then parked to take a higher route east. This is the same trail we used to finish out our loop last year, and we all enjoyed this ridge.

The trail starts out above timberline and heads east. The first half mile is an old road, and when that ends, the trail continues east. After about a mile, we meandered a bit, looking over the edges for mountain goats. Sure enough, we spotted about 30 of them napping below us. After that, we headed south towards Delano. There is a trail, faint at times, a few cairns, but route finding is obvious, allowing the kids to run around a bit while still heading in the right direction. We curled around the east end of Delano to reach the summit.

After a snack break, we headed down the same way. Again, we wandered around looking for goats. Apparently, we bothered two hipsters who were trying to direct us back to the “trail”. I told him we’d been here before and knew where we were going. He was all upset that we might spook the goats, which we weren’t even near, and I answered with a “So?” He got even more upset, I think the Trump hat one of us in the group was wearing melted his snowflake heart, and they left quickly.

From there, it was an easy mile back to the car. Scenery in the Tushar Mtns is spectacular, so I think we’ll be back next summer for more exploration.
Fauna
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Mountain Goat
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Jul 30 2020
LindaAnn
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40 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Fletcher Peak - Spring MountainsVegas, NV
Vegas, NV
Hiking avatar Jul 30 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking7.65 Miles 2,395 AEG
Hiking7.65 Miles   5 Hrs   57 Mns   1.50 mph
2,395 ft AEG      51 Mns Break
 
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Got started around 0800. Warm to start, but not too bad. Took our time heading up, with some breaks in shady spots and at viewpoints. Switchbacks in the steeper spots, and the trail is in good shape. The short distance between the top of West Fletcher and East Fletcher is steep in places, but generally good footing, some scrambling coming off West. Much warmer coming back down. Finished up at 1400.
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Jul 23 2020
LindaAnn
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40 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Lost Camp LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 23 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking4.97 Miles 1,304 AEG
Hiking4.97 Miles   2 Hrs   14 Mns   2.24 mph
1,304 ft AEG      1 Min Break
 
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Up the Ruins Trail, then down Lost Mine. Pleasantly cooler, with a nice breeze, although the last mile was muggy. Tried out some new Salewas, and was quite happy with them. They are overkill for mellower hikes, but seem like they’ll do very well on steep stuff.
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Jul 20 2020
LindaAnn
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40 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Pyramid-National-Lost Mine loop, AZ 
Pyramid-National-Lost Mine loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 20 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking7.32 Miles 1,638 AEG
Hiking7.32 Miles   3 Hrs   12 Mns   2.34 mph
1,638 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
 
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Hot, and not much breeze, but it was at least cloudy and even sprinkled about half the time. Up Pyramid, west on National, stop on Goat Hill, then down Lost Mine. Walked with @walkingbambam for the last half mile or so. Saw about a billion doves, a few quail, and one chuckwalla.
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Jul 19 2020
LindaAnn
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40 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Humphreys Summit Trail #151Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 19 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking10.30 Miles 3,369 AEG
Hiking10.30 Miles   7 Hrs   18 Mns   1.68 mph
3,369 ft AEG   1 Hour   10 Mns Break
 
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Left my place at 2200 and started hiking at 0100. Cool, but not cold, and no breeze to start. Clear skies allowed for abundant stars on display. The first three miles are always okay, but I don’t really like the last mile (especially the last half mile) up to the saddle.

Once finally at the saddle, a short break, then up to the summit. I love the mile up to the summit. It was still dark, but easy to stay on trail. Finally turned off the headlamps just before the summit at 0500.

Immediately, an obvoxious dog started barking. Its owners were camped literally at the summit, against the sign. They seemed annoyed at having been woken up that early. Oh well, that’s what you get for sleeping literally on a busy trail where you’re not supposed to be camping anyway.

Ate breakfast and watched the sunrise, then headed back down at 0530. Hadn’t seen anyone else besides the grumpy campers up to this point, but hordes of hikers heading up the rest of the morning. Easy hike back down, chatted with a few hikers, and finished up around 0820. Rained from about 0840 to 0915 while driving. Back to my place by 1115. Will have to do this as a sunrise summit again.
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Humphreys Peak
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Jul 15 2020
LindaAnn
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40 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Bursera - Gila loop, AZ 
Bursera - Gila loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 15 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking5.29 Miles 1,179 AEG
Hiking5.29 Miles   2 Hrs   12 Mns   2.50 mph
1,179 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
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Met Denny near the Pyramid trailhead (at the bridge) at 0500, and got started. There’s a short trail from the bridge that connects to Pyramid just above the first wash crossing. About 30’ past that intersection, there’s a newly built trail that heads west and connects to Bursera Canyon. So new, the name of it isn’t even posted yet. We took that new trail, which contours the base of the mountain, over to Bursera Canyon, then up to Bursera. East on Bursera to the short connector down to the saddle on Gila. West on Gila to where it reconnects to Bursera. Then east on Bursera back up to the top of Bursera Canyon, then down and back east on the new trail. I had guessed this hike would be 5 miles and around 1000’ aeg, and my guess wasn’t too far off, so Denny wasn’t able to complain too much. Hot, not much breeze other than on the highest part of Bursera. Nice loop, not many people, so I’ll add this to my list of morning workout hike options. Great to see Denny again after a few weeks!
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Jul 07 2020
LindaAnn
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40 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Observation Point Loop - Upper Geyser BasinYellowstone, WY
Yellowstone, WY
Hiking avatar Jul 07 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking4.48 Miles 458 AEG
Hiking4.48 Miles   2 Hrs   43 Mns   2.54 mph
458 ft AEG      57 Mns Break
 
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Playing tourist for the day. Watched Old Faithful, went up to Observation Point, then walked the boardwalks.
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Jul 07 2020
LindaAnn
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40 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Artists Paint Pots TrailYellowstone, WY
Yellowstone, WY
Hiking avatar Jul 07 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking1.08 Miles 151 AEG
Hiking1.08 Miles      31 Mns   2.82 mph
151 ft AEG      8 Mns Break
 
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Walked the trail. Not too busy.
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Jul 07 2020
LindaAnn
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40 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
West Thumb Geyser BasinYellowstone, WY
Yellowstone, WY
Hiking avatar Jul 07 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking0.50 Miles 30 AEG
Hiking0.50 Miles      30 Mns   2.00 mph
30 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
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Got to this one early, hardly anyone out there.
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Jul 06 2020
LindaAnn
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40 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Taggart LakeYellowstone, WY
Yellowstone, WY
Hiking avatar Jul 06 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking2.08 Miles 292 AEG
Hiking2.08 Miles   1 Hour   17 Mns   1.73 mph
292 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
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Walked about a mile in on the trail to Taggart Lake. We stopped at a good spot for viewing the mountains, took some pics, then headed back down. Started early enough we didn’t see anyobe while heading up, but lots of people on the return.
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Grand Teton National Park
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Jul 06 2020
LindaAnn
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40 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Discovery Trail - Teton NP, WY 
Discovery Trail - Teton NP, WY
 
Hiking avatar Jul 06 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking1.00 Miles 50 AEG
Hiking1.00 Miles      45 Mns   2.00 mph
50 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
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Walked part of the Discovery Trail on the shore of Jenny Lake. Busy, but as we headed north, the people disappeared. Nice views of the lake and mountains.
Named place
Named place
Grand Teton National Park
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Jul 04 2020
LindaAnn
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40 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Lakeview Mountain - Priest LakeNorthern, ID
Northern, ID
Hiking avatar Jul 04 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking4.62 Miles 1,488 AEG
Hiking4.62 Miles   3 Hrs   1 Min   1.73 mph
1,488 ft AEG      21 Mns Break
 
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Got a bit of a late start, but that didn’t matter for such a short hike. The trail heads uphill right away, and stays around the same incline the entire way. Trail is in good shape, almost no rocks, and only one downed tree to step over. I’m sure @tibber will be happy—the kids found a few huckleberries to snack on. Views were best from the short side trail to Lakeview Lookout. Once we got near the summit, it was a very short offtrail to the true summit. Easy to get to, but minimal views. Easy hike back down to the trailhead. Only drawback for the day was the constant mosquitoes.
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Tiger Lily
Named place
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Lakeview Mountain Priest Lake
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Jul 03 2020
LindaAnn
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40 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Moose Lake and Mountain Trail LoopNorthern, ID
Northern, ID
Hiking avatar Jul 03 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking8.70 Miles 1,913 AEG
Hiking8.70 Miles   7 Hrs   19 Mns   1.34 mph
1,913 ft AEG      49 Mns Break
 
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Started from the Moose Lake trailhead a little before 1000 and headed up Moose Creek trail. After about half a mile, we turned onto Blacktail Lake Trail and headed south. Kind of neat that all the stream and water crossings had bridges, but with all the snowmelt, we were still walking through mud on the trail.

Easy uphill on Blacktail, with nice scenery. Some deadfall, but with one tough exception, all were easy to get around. At the next intersection, we decided to add on going all the way to Blacktail Lake instead of just doing the loop.

Gradual downhill the 3/4 mile to the lake. Very pretty lake, surrounded by snowy mountains. Looked like several nice areas to camp too. After a few minutes at the lake, we headed back uphill to the turnoff to Moose Mtn.

Once on the trail up to Moose Mtn, the climb started to get steeper, with more snow to hike through. The was a steep switchback, then we were on the ridge leading up to the summit. We were able to stay off most of the snow as we climbed the ridge. Views from the summit were spectacular, and we took a nice break up there.

After the summit, we headed east and down the other side of the ridge. A little more snow, but nothing terrible until we turned off the ridge and started to head down the inside of the bowl to Moose Lake. Very steep, and lots of snow. After getting past the first snow obstacle, I was hoping it would get better. It did not. At the next steep snow covered spot, I suggested turning around and going back over Moose Mtn to retrace our steps back out. It would have been an extra mile or two, but would have been a lot easier. However, I was outvoted; everyone else wanted to head down to Moose Lake for the shorter way out. I warned everyone that if we headed any further downhill, we would not be able to get back up through the snow if we changed our minds.

Trying to get through the snow, I put myself below the kids and had them cross above me. My daughter made it across a sketchy section okay, but my son slid. Amazingly, I caught him with one hand and was able to pull him back up. I’m sure my arm will feel that tomorrow. Not that it mattered too much, he would only have slid less than ten feet below me before being stopped by trees, but he would not have liked that. Once everyone else got through, we managed to slowly get through the rest of the snow by holding on to trees as I kicked footholds in the snow. It was slow, but we made it, and stayed fairly close to the actual trail.

Once through the steepest section, walking through the snow wasn’t too bad, but there was a lot of running water and walking through muck. But at least we weren’t sliding downhill. We stopped for another break at Moose Lake, which also looks like a nice place to camp. From the lake, it was an easy, but muddy, two miles down to the car. Those two miles went by quickly.

Other than that rough mile of snow, this was a great hike. Views were amazing, and the trail was nice. It would probably be best as a late summer hike. Didn’t see anyone else all day, but there were cars at the trailhead.
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Jul 02 2020
LindaAnn
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40 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Wallace South Hill Stairs, ID 
Wallace South Hill Stairs, ID
 
Walk / Tour avatar Jul 02 2020
LindaAnn
Walk / Tour1.12 Miles 451 AEG
Walk / Tour1.12 Miles      43 Mns   1.56 mph
451 ft AEG
 
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The adorable town of Wallace ID has a fun South Hill Stairs tour you can walk on the south side of town. Numerous flights of stairs (about 800 steps total) go up and down across a few city blocks. They can be done in any order, but we went from east to west.

Starting from the intersection of 6th St & Bank St, which Wallace has dubbed “Center of the Universe”, we headed diwn Hotel St over to the 7th St steps. Up 158 steps, then back down. Several dogs greeted us at the top.

We then took Hotel St back to 6th St and up those steps. They started behind the city pool, and were the longest set of stairs. Up 212 steps, then back down.

Took Bank St over to 5th St. Up 127 steps and back down.

Over to High Bank St and up the 4th St steps. Up 147 steps, then back down. Again, greeted by several dogs.

Over to the 3rd St steps. Up 142 steps, then back down, which finished off the tour. Lots of cute houses on the hillside, and some nice views of the town from a unique angle.
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Jul 02 2020
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Pulaski Tunnel TrailNorthern, ID
Northern, ID
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LindaAnn
Hiking4.71 Miles 877 AEG
Hiking4.71 Miles   2 Hrs   33 Mns   2.11 mph
877 ft AEG      19 Mns Break
 
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Cool & cloudy when we started, but no rain. The trail was still soaked from the rain yesterday though. Easy hike uphill along West Fork Placer Creek, and beautiful scenery. There were a lot of signs along the trail that explained the events from the Great Fire of August 1910. Very interesting history, and I’m surprised a movie hasn’t been made about it. Or maybe one has and I just don’t know it because I rarely watch movies.

The second half of the trail is a little steeper, but still pretty easy. Seeing the tunnel at the end was sobering, and with as green as the mountainsides were today, it was hard to imagine a fire raging through them. Easy hike back down, and we passed several hikers. Obviously a popular trail in the area, and it’s best to get an early start for good parking.
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Jun 30 2020
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40 female
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Moon PeakNorthern, ID
Northern, ID
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LindaAnn
Hiking3.12 Miles 1,105 AEG
Hiking3.12 Miles   2 Hrs   18 Mns   1.49 mph
1,105 ft AEG      12 Mns Break
 
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Cold, rainy, foggy morning, so we decided to do something short. Drove over to the town of Wallace, then up to Moon Pass. 48 degrees at the start. I was only able to find vague info for this hike, and limited visibility due to the fog made it difficult at times to choose the correct direction. After some trial and error, we headed uphill, doing a little more offtrail than necessary. Once on the correct path, it was much easier.

We headed up St Joe Divide Trail southwest towards Moon Peak. Very pretty trail, and I’d like to hike more of it next summer. After a mile, we turned off and headed west up the slope to Moon Peak. Reasonably easy off trail, but I was glad I’d drawn a route ahead of time, since it ended up being very close to the easiest way up. We mostly followed game trails, and it was easy to get around any vegetation.

The summit is obvious, and clear of trees, so there would have been some views on a clear day. We rested for a few minutes, but temps were considerably cooler (around 40 ?) so we headed back down. Much easier taking the trail back down now that we knew where it was. At one point, we doubted an odd turn in the trail, and doubled back a little, but the turn was correct, so we wasted some time there. Fun hike, and we’ll explore more of it again. 46 degrees when we finished around lunchtime.

The road was dirt, but in excellent shape all the way up to Moon Pass. Didn’t have cell service any of the few times I checked my phone.
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Moon Peak
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Jun 29 2020
LindaAnn
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Huckleberry Mtn and Peak 4872, ID 
Huckleberry Mtn and Peak 4872, ID
 
Hiking avatar Jun 29 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking5.09 Miles 971 AEG
Hiking5.09 Miles   3 Hrs   12 Mns   1.75 mph
971 ft AEG      17 Mns Break
 
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After two days of bigger hikes for the kids, we needed an easier day today. The original plan was to hike Huckleberry Mtn and nearby Treasure Mtn, but when we reached Fernan Saddle, I saw that the road to Treasure was closed, leaving us just Huckleberry. Not a problem, we could tack on some additional easy walking on Huckleberry Mountain Rd.

This hike is just east of Coeur d’Alene, the drive is paved the entire way, and is very scenic. Plenty of room to park, but I think it’s more crowded on the weekends since it’s a popular area with the OHV folks.

We headed up the dirt road, enjoying the cooler temps. Easy walking on the road. At about 0.60 miles, we left the road and turned up the trail to Huckleberry. Steeper, but still not bad. The summit is vague and covered in trees. We stopped at a clearing probably about 30-50’ shy of the true summit, but it’s not worth stomping around the vegetation to stand maybe a foot or two higher than the clearing. The kids had a snack and we headed back down to the road.

At the road, we headed north, then jumped on another OHV trail that mostly paralleled the road. It was a good choice, as it was very pretty. Once it connected back to the road, we headed north to another random peak I spotted on the map a short distance from the road. Again, we were able to take an OHV trail part of the way up, then transitioned to a faint game/use trail the rest of the way to the summit. Some of the vegetation we pushed through was nearly as tall as the kids. There was some climbing over downed trees and avoiding very fresh elk evidence as we neared the summit of 4872. The summit has a small clearing, with some views through the trees. There’s some rocks and an old fire ring at the highest spot.

After the kids rested, we headed back down, exploring more of the OHV trail before rejoining the road and taking it back down to the trailhead. Temps in the 50’s-60’s is perfect summer weather as far as I’m concerned, so the last several hikes have been awesome.
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