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393 triplogs
Feb 05 2017
autumnstars
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North Loop Trail - Charleston PeakVegas, NV
Vegas, NV
Snowshoeing avatar Feb 05 2017
autumnstars
Snowshoeing2.25 Miles 969 AEG
Snowshoeing2.25 Miles
969 ft AEG
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Snow from trailhead and up - a little crusty, but not bad.
Right now is the perfect time!
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Jan 08 2017
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Scorpion CanyonDeath Valley, CA
Death Valley, CA
Canyoneering avatar Jan 08 2017
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Canyoneering4.60 Miles 884 AEG
Canyoneering4.60 Miles
884 ft AEG
Intermediate Canyoneering - Difficult or dangerous; Tech Climb; rope reqd; descent anchor; exit technical;
A - Dry or little water; shallow or avoidable water; no wet/dry suit
II - Normally requires a half day
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A good way to spend a half day or short day in Death Valley.
Fun little canyon in a colorful part of the park. With Dante's View closed, these canyons are seeing a little more action lately.
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Jan 07 2017
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Arachnophobia Canyon, CA 
Arachnophobia Canyon, CA
 
Canyoneering avatar Jan 07 2017
autumnstars
Canyoneering4.93 Miles 1,090 AEG
Canyoneering4.93 Miles
1,090 ft AEG
Intermediate Canyoneering - Difficult or dangerous; Tech Climb; rope reqd; descent anchor; exit technical;
A - Dry or little water; shallow or avoidable water; no wet/dry suit
III - Normally requires most of a day
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Another canyon in the area of Scorpion and Vinegaroon Canyons in Death Valley, hence Arachnophobia.
10 rappels (max 170 ft) and some moderate down climbing. In the colorful "badlands" area.
Very geologically interesting, fun canyon.
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Jan 02 2017
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Golden Canyon - Gower Gulch LoopDeath Valley, CA
Death Valley, CA
Hiking avatar Jan 02 2017
autumnstars
Hiking7.37 Miles 1,428 AEG
Hiking7.37 Miles
1,428 ft AEG
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Given the crowded parking at Zabriskie Point, not as many people as expected.

With side trips to Red Cathedral and one of the mine shafts.
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Jan 01 2017
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Lower Monarch Canyon, CA 
Lower Monarch Canyon, CA
 
Hiking avatar Jan 01 2017
autumnstars
Hiking7.03 Miles 1,448 AEG
Hiking7.03 Miles
1,448 ft AEG
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Pretty great off-trail hike to likely the highest perennial waterfall in Death Valley.
Good way to start 2017.
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Dec 29 2016
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Amargosa TrailVegas, NV
Vegas, NV
Hiking avatar Dec 29 2016
autumnstars
Hiking3.01 Miles 635 AEG
Hiking3.01 Miles
635 ft AEG
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Trail is in okay shape, although some sections would not be great for biking.
Continues south past Hidden Falls Park now, but not sure how far.
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Dec 11 2016
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PinnaclesVegas, NV
Vegas, NV
Hiking avatar Dec 11 2016
autumnstars
Hiking4.75 Miles 473 AEG
Hiking4.75 Miles
473 ft AEG
 
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A good little hike that takes you to a nice out of the way outcropping of red sandstone. Usually few people.
More a game of follow-the-wash rather than an established trail.
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Dec 04 2016
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Desperado CanyonVegas, NV
Vegas, NV
Canyoneering avatar Dec 04 2016
autumnstars
Canyoneering6.56 Miles 1,997 AEG
Canyoneering6.56 Miles
1,997 ft AEG
Intermediate Canyoneering - Difficult or dangerous; Tech Climb; rope reqd; descent anchor; exit technical;
A - Dry or little water; shallow or avoidable water; no wet/dry suit
III - Normally requires most of a day
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Natural anchors, mostly cairn. Some bush-whacking.
Fun limestone canyon.
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Autumn Foliage Observation Isolated
Desert willow beginning to change
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Nov 25 2016
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Bridge Spring ArchVegas, NV
Vegas, NV
Hiking avatar Nov 25 2016
autumnstars
Hiking1.96 Miles 267 AEG
Hiking1.96 Miles
267 ft AEG
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Post-stuffing day hike with the whole family.
A sobering look at the reality of letting yourself get old without any physical activity.

A fun, short, easy hike recommended for all. :D

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Bridge Spring Dripping Dripping
Really just a small pool, but not dry.
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Nov 24 2016
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Six Tunnels to Hoover Dam Turkey Trot, NV 
Six Tunnels to Hoover Dam Turkey Trot, NV
 
Run/Jog avatar Nov 24 2016
autumnstars
Run/Jog3.10 Miles
Run/Jog3.10 Miles
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Linked linked
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Oct 14 2016
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 Las Vegas, NV
Buck Mountain LoopNorth Central, OR
North Central, OR
Hiking avatar Oct 14 2016
autumnstars
Hiking9.93 Miles 1,308 AEG
Hiking9.93 Miles
1,308 ft AEG
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Oct 13 2016
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Strawberry Island LoopVolcano, WA
Volcano, WA
Hiking avatar Oct 13 2016
autumnstars
Hiking3.50 Miles 268 AEG
Hiking3.50 Miles
268 ft AEG
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Wet and miserable day, but we got out there anyway. Trails here are a mixture of gravel and dirt, some being old roads. Stunning views of the Columbia River and some nice falls on the OR side are the main draw here. Very nice.
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Sep 22 2016
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Frenchman CanyonVegas, NV
Vegas, NV
Canyoneering avatar Sep 22 2016
autumnstars
Canyoneering3.00 Miles 1,179 AEG
Canyoneering3.00 Miles
1,179 ft AEG
Intermediate Canyoneering - Difficult or dangerous; Tech Climb; rope reqd; descent anchor; exit technical;
A - Dry or little water; shallow or avoidable water; no wet/dry suit
II - Normally requires a half day
 
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This canyon was more fun at night.
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Sep 18 2016
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Mystery Cyn Loop from Weeping Rock THSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Canyoneering avatar Sep 18 2016
autumnstars
Canyoneering6.46 Miles 2,800 AEG
Canyoneering6.46 Miles
2,800 ft AEG
Intermediate Canyoneering - Difficult or dangerous; Tech Climb; rope reqd; descent anchor; exit technical;
B - Up to light current; wading/swimming; possible wet/dry suit
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Mystery is not a beginner's canyon, yet enjoyable for those with a little experience. Water levels in some of the pools were a little higher than typical for the time of year, leading to extra wading through chilly water and some log soup. The rappel into Mystery Spring pool was by far the highlight of this canyon. Water on the swims was cold, but with warm air temperatures, the overall experience was just about perfect. Hard permit to score - a great start to fall :y:

On the last rappel into the narrows, avoid sticking your rope by making sure the last person gets the rope LDC from the obvious crack.
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Autumn Foliage Observation Isolated
Maples just barely beginning to change.
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Sep 16 2016
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Secret Canyon - LMNRA, AZ 
Secret Canyon - LMNRA, AZ
 
Canyoneering avatar Sep 16 2016
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Canyoneering3.81 Miles 1,219 AEG
Canyoneering3.81 Miles
1,219 ft AEG
Intermediate Canyoneering - Difficult or dangerous; Tech Climb; rope reqd; descent anchor; exit technical;
A - Dry or little water; shallow or avoidable water; no wet/dry suit
II - Normally requires a half day
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Full moon night canyon = great fun!

Brought along our wetsuits and PFDs, floated down the Colorado, and exited at Lone Palm Canyon. In spite of some fun rappels and hot springs near the mouth of both Secret and Lone Palms Canyons, the float down the Colorado was definitely the highlight of this trip. Watching everyone's headlamps bobbing along in the water was a somewhat surreal feeling, especially being well behind the others until I could get out into the river's current and catch up. Easy, quick trip well worth the effort.

Instead of floating the Colorado, you can instead ascend the last rappel by leaving your rope in place to exit (and bypass the other rappels), but what fun is that?
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Sep 11 2016
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Hamblin MountainVegas, NV
Vegas, NV
Hiking avatar Sep 11 2016
autumnstars
Hiking6.86 Miles 1,421 AEG
Hiking6.86 Miles
1,421 ft AEG
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Good hike, as always. Compared with the last time I was here, the portions along use trails are much more beaten in now, making it easier to find your way for those who are navigationally challenged ;) The views of Lake Mead and the whole valley are wonderful for so little work, but one downside to this hike is the complete lack of shade, so perhaps not the best choice for a hot day.

This year, I have been doing mostly canyoneering and running, so it was nice to finally just go on a hike! :y:

dry Cottonwood Spring Dry Dry
The hole that the bighorns and burros have dug from drinking filled with damp soil and bees.
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Sep 04 2016
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Mud Spring CanyonVegas, NV
Vegas, NV
Canyoneering avatar Sep 04 2016
autumnstars
Canyoneering4.30 Miles 885 AEG
Canyoneering4.30 Miles
885 ft AEG
Intermediate Canyoneering - Difficult or dangerous; Tech Climb; rope reqd; descent anchor; exit technical;
B - Up to light current; wading/swimming; possible wet/dry suit
III - Normally requires most of a day
 
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Another great day in the canyon. Conditions good - all water avoidable at present with a little creativity. Only one piece of anchor webbing needed replacement.
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Aug 21 2016
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E.T. Full Moon Marathon, NV 
E.T. Full Moon Marathon, NV
 
Run/Jog avatar Aug 21 2016
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Run/Jog26.20 Miles 1,250 AEG
Run/Jog26.20 Miles
1,250 ft AEG
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Annual full moon Area 51 marathon. We ran on the Extraterrestrial Highway, in the dark, so that part wasn't terribly exciting, but the surface was even and no constant headlamp needed. The almost-full moon and a few shooting stars provided enough light for running. The coyotes serenaded us at various points along the course, providing a little musical accompaniment. The temperatures could not really have been better - low 70s at the 12am start time, and gradually decreasing into the high 50s from there. The course was slightly uphill for the first 13.1 mi (or first 6 mi for 1/2 marathon), then downhill or flat after Coyote Summit. Finish line for everyone in "beautiful" Rachel NV.

Some runners were lit up like christmas trees in crazy costumes, while others kept it minimal with the required reflective vest and headlamp. It was a scene and a lot of fun. There were whispers and jokes about aliens, but mostly just a bunch of crazy folks running (or walking) along the ET Highway in the dark.

And I finished my first ever marathon. :o
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Aug 06 2016
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Tour de Big Bear 2016, CA 
Tour de Big Bear 2016, CA
 
Road Biking avatar Aug 06 2016
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Road Biking50.00 Miles 3,012 AEG
Road Biking50.00 Miles
3,012 ft AEG
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Absolutely fabulous as always! This is a super fun event with enthusiastic volunteers and well-marked course.
If you have ever, ever considered attending an organized bike event, this is it!

We ride it every year, and added to the fun this year by arriving early and camping out at the cooler high elevation for 2 nights ahead.
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Jul 31 2016
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Zion Subway Top to BottomSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Canyoneering avatar Jul 31 2016
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Canyoneering8.60 Miles 2,300 AEG
Canyoneering8.60 Miles
2,300 ft AEG
Basic Canyoneering - Scrambling; easy climbing/downclimbing; frequent hand use; rope recommended; easy exit
B - Up to light current; wading/swimming; possible wet/dry suit
III - Normally requires most of a day
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My second trip down Subway via the top-down route. :GB:

This is a fun canyon with fairly long hikes on both the approach and exit. The technical part of the canyon isn't all that difficult or long, so suitable for most any experienced hiker. Extremely scenic as a bonus for any photographers in the group.

Warm air temperatures meant we didn't need wetsuits. Some of the swims are quite cold because sun never hits some of the pools and springs add their own cold water along the way, but this is a fairly open canyon in places, meaning there are always nearby patches of sun to warm up in as needed.

The hike out after the subway portion was its usual lengthy self. Especially long with our group of less "broken-in" hikers.

As I felt last time, this canyon is definitely worth doing again, but I probably won't be back soon. Das Boot sounds like it adds to the experience, so maybe try for the combo?
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
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