Photos de Thunderbird Park Three Peaks Loop Trail

Distance: 7.3 miles Dénivelé: 1,407 feet Type d'itinéraire: Boucle

chiens en laisse

randonnée

randonnée à cheval

activités en pleine nature

balade

course à pied

vue panoramique

rocheux

pas d’ombre

randonnée
12 days ago

This is my third time doing the Thunderbird Three Summits Loop and everytime I've been here - it's a complete nightmare. It's always amateur hour at Thunderbird. No one knows nor understands the concept of trail etiquette. To make matters worse, if their crappy music isn't blaring out of their crappy Bluetooth speaker at reference level volume for everyone on the trail to enjoy, then they've got studio quality headphones on. In other words, no one can hear you desperately trying to pass them. "Hello, could I squeeze by you?" Nope. Tried that. You know those losers who camp out in the fast lane going 64 mph in a 65 mph zone on the 101? ...yeah, that's what it's like hiking any of the trails at Thunderbird. Except worse. They've got that mentality: Well, this is my speed and good luck to everyone who wants to get around me. May the odds be ever in your favor. I was at the trailhead before sun up and it was no better. This time of year especially, there's too many fair-weather hikers who have told all their friends on Facebook 'they're going to do more hiking this year'. I suspect part of the problem is there a TON of neighborhoods surrounding every trail at Thunderbird. You're battling the teenagers whose Mom told them to go outside and play. You're battling the senior citizen hiking groups that signed up at the local YMCA. You're battling the stay at home trophy wives who are desperately trying to keep their girlish figures and the designer yoga pants they just got from Amazon that are just way too cute. Weekday. Weekend. Morning. Afternoon. Night. Summer. Spring. Winter. Fall. It's always a cluster of ignorance at Thunderbird. I just kept my head down and plowed ahead this morning because if you can't beat 'em, join' em, right? If you still want to give Thunderbird a whirl just so you can cross it off your list of COMPLETED HIKES, you'll also have to contend with the massive piles of dog crap scattered throughout the trails. Evidently, everyone in the vicinity owns a Great Dane / Rottweiler / Bull Mastiff mix because the turds on these trails are typically the size of a dinner plate. Fresh, hot, steamy and just waiting to be stepped in. Facilities are also in poor condition. Trails are also not well marked and in some instances not marked at all so keep your All Trails app launched and active. Sounds like a wonderful hiking experience, doesn't it? If I never visit these trails ever again in my life, it will be too soon. Good luck.