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hiking
4 days ago

It was wet, so the drive up and out on the dirt road was muddy, and we were glad to have a vehicle that could handle it. The hike itself had some elevation, but nothing too rough. Fog obstructed the views on the way up, but ithad cleared out by the hike down. We saw beautiful trees, some still damaged by fire. We also found a spring or run-off creating a neat little trickle of water next to the trail. No wildlife sightings, but they might have been hiding because of the weather.

Good walking. Had rained several days prior and the trail had many little ponds and streams throughout. Would highly suggest waterproof footwear. Otherwise great trail not very hard and didn't see a soul out there.

The trail isn't very well marked along the creek, which when we went was completely dried up. The solitude was nice; we had to turn back 7 miles in because we wasted so much sun looking for the caryns.

hiking
8 days ago

It's lovely!

on Derrick Trail

11 days ago

hiking
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hiking
19 days ago

awesome trail !

trail running
20 days ago

Very sandy and evidently frequented by motorized vehicles. Good for a hike not so good for a run.

Beautiful.

off road driving
1 month ago

It was a good scenic drive. The road was fairly smooth.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome trail. Snow on the ground. Moderate rating is spot on. If anything I'd say it's on the easy side of moderate. Mostly steady incline the whole way up. Gets slightly steep towards the end. Make sure you find the spring where the creek starts.

The trail only goes out a mile the disappears

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Breathtaking and therapeutic!

hiking
1 month ago

backpacking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago