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The guides kinda just rush you through. The canyon is gorgeous but I didn't get to really take it in.

It’s full of snow now!!! So beautiful!

Ok ... no real review but to note road closed (far from trailhead) for THREAT of snow 01/12/19

walking
4 days ago

The trees are absolutely magnificent. It''s a really easy drive from Bakersfield and it gets pretty nice when you get closer, as the forest gets more dense. It's a simple walk a long a paved path so you can take anyone young or old. If you're looking for something a little more adventuresome, take the same road a little farther north and head up Dome Rock for great views.

Fun little hike! Easy to get a bit turned around though.

this was a wonderful beautiful trail to walk ,i recommend it to anyone

Breathtaking, stunning, wonderful. Lake 2 is nice if you need to get back. Bring your camera!

I mean where else are you going to find a rock formation shaped like an Eagle!!?? Amazing!! Not much of an elevation gain, so fairly easy. The wind was pretty wicked when you got out into the open! Snow on the ground from recent snowfall on NY day. Took kids 5, 10, 12 and their grandparents. Fun for all ages!

From Agnew Meadows we took the River Trail and stopped at the fire pit for the night. The next day we met up where the JMT and PTC connect at the breath taking, picturesque 1000 is. lake. We met a ranger who checked our permits and warned us of a bear in the area. We got there early and spent the day sunning, wading in the chilly water and attempted to catch dinner. We passed 2 hikers from the day before who caught 13. No fish dinner for us. The next morning we finished the trail of prescious gems with garnet, emerald a ruby lake. I would do this hike every summer but there are many...way to many amazing places to see in the Sierras. I did this hike with my friend Curry Aug. 2017
My best hiking photos are from this trip.

Great hike, with a surprise rock formation...make sure you walk around to see

It has amazing views. Never should miss it.

hiking
18 days ago

I would like to start with the road to the trailhead. This road is grated and managed. Please don’t stress out. It’s rough in spots but drivable in most vehicles. Start early. There are also trail markers but the provided “map” from the BLM is not near as good as downloading the Alltrails map. If you feel lost, follow the footprints. There were way too many people here today and I only saw one other permit tag. I’m thinking people are taking advantage of the government shutdown. Absolutely one of the best adventures my family has done.

backpacking
19 days ago

Pretty hike! Get to the parking area early to get a spot and make sure you park in an appropriate spot, as the rangers do ticket. We went in mid-November....Lake Aloha was great when we went plenty of water, but very cold when the sun went down. I imagine it would be absolutely perfect in the spring and fall!

We were very disappointed- we drove all the way only to discover that entry is limited only to guided tours and they were all sold out a few days ahead. I wish the trail description had mentioned this very important point.

21 days ago

Hike as described. Easy and enjoyable hike. Rock formation at end is cool. Trailhead is next to/ past fire station (metal gate on side of road). We parked across street from trailhead at Warner Springs Community Resource Center. Bathrooms at end of parking lot.

Absolutely perfect - so beautiful, challenging, and easy to do in one morning or afternoon!

hiking
22 days ago

Amazing! There are so many pretty things along this hike but, the wave is

Gorgeous day, great views, nice to find snow on Christmas Eve. Hard packed snow was easy to navigate with hiking shoes or boots.

Micro spikes highly recommended. Icy patches off and on in lower elevations. Snow gets deep near the peak. Trail may be hard to follow after fresh snowfall. This is a moderate trail but not one I would go on without the proper gear. Saw people heading up at nearly sunset as we were coming down who were under-equipped and without any concept of how long the trail takes to complete. Be safe, not sorry, especially in the middle of a government shutdown which means no rangers out patrolling.

hiking
23 days ago

Beautiful hike with a steep incline and great views of the lakes! The train descends to crystal lake where you can hang out and enjoy the water. It’s unique because I think you can only access that lake through a hike, therefore the area is relaxing and quiet! We did this hike after driving up from LA and it was perfect because of the short amount of time needed and the great scenic rewards!

Did this back in August as part of the JMT to get our resupply. The pass can get challenging if you have 45lb packs on....otherwise a nice hike!

My family and I had a great time!!

hiking
28 days ago

A mind-bending experience! Highly recommended for anybody who wants to see one of the more unique rock formations AZ has to offer. Navigating to the wave was a little difficult even with the map provided that comes with the permit. The map uses pictures to navigate you to the right place, whereas physical trail markers are few and far between. There is no clear trail to follow after you leave the Wire Pass Wash so the only guidance is the rock formations you see along the way.

The Wave area itself is a small area easily hidden amongst the other formations, but there is no doubting that you've made it once you see it! It is quite unique even among the astounding rocks around it.

You will not regret visiting here. Bring a camera and your navigational skills :)

hiking
1 month ago

This hike was a little disappointing. Went on this trail trip with my Bakersfield College Forestry class and the forester that guided us did not know anything about anything. The trees are big and the trail was really great for people with wheelchairs but wildlife was awkwardly absent. I really did not like that wildlife was absent.

Nice easy hike with a very cool rock formation at the end.

12/14/18 You will have a better day hiking if you bring micro spikes! Patchy icy snow for first 1/2, lots of soft snow 2nd 1/2 to the top. It’s cooler so dress warm and trail tip: at Saddle Junction you must make a hard RIGHT turn (almost like a U-turn) or you will end up on the wrong trail like we did! Thanks to the AllTrails map & GPS we connected to the correct trail after 30 min! You can’t see the trails because of the snow so make sure your phone is charged so you can keep checking the AllTrail map!

backpacking
1 month ago

I did a couple of nights on the trail and opted for the counterclockwise route from Black Lake to First Lake (~20 miles with all the side trips). Less crowded campsites are Fifth Lake and Summit Lake. Explored all the seven lakes including Black Lake and Summit Lake. Reserved permits are hard to come by, but easy to obtain walk-in permits in October

backpacking
1 month ago

One of my favorite short trails! Gorgeous mountain and lake views with abundant water sources (passing through seven lakes in 3.5 miles)! Nice campsites along Heart Lake, Chickenfoot Lake and Gem Lake. Fishing is good in most lakes. Perfect for older dogs. Very crowded and hard to find parking during summer. Permits are hard to come by, but walk-ins are very doable.

hiking
1 month ago

Antelope Canyon was formed by erosion of Navajo Sandstone, primarily due to flash flooding through the northern area of Arizona. Rainwater runs into the basin above the slot canyons, picking up speed and sand as it rushes into the narrow passageways. Over time the passageways have eroded away, making the corridors deeper and smoothing hard edges to form characteristic flowing shapes in the rock. The slot canyons are a popular location for photographers and sightseers and are accessible with Navajo guides only and also are a healthy source of business for the Navajo Nation as well.

Upon entering “the slots” you know you’re in for a unique experience. Weaving along twisting tunnels, the intense beams of sunlight catch your attention first. But as your eyes adjust, a different world is apparent… shadowed areas open up to reveal swirling walls carved out by years of erosive activity. Then more tunnels and more light beams… taking you into a world where your imagination prevails. Truly a mesmerizing experience... and this surrealistic pleasure is located just below the Earth’s surface!
A must-see for all curious adventurers.

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