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    Go Play Outside reviewed Nathan Chapman Memorial Trail

    7 months ago

    Nice cool day for quick 30 minute walk

    Go Play Outside reviewed Clark's Creek Trail

    8 months ago

    Very few people here because of the light snow flurry coming down and the cold temperature. A nice quick quiet walk on the gravel path on the way home from doing errands.

    Go Play Outside reviewed Waughop Lake Trail

    8 months ago

    The distance on this trail map isn't for the paved trail around the lake. The paved trail around the lake is about 1 mile.

    It has been six months or more since I have been here. I was in the area and decided to stop by for a walk. I am very surprised to see they paved the back parking lot where the dog park is and the main access to the lake. At the far end of the parking lot near the lake access point there is also a port-a-potty.

    The walking path around the lake used to be lumpy and bumpy from tree roots breaking the old asphalt, there were some potholes and couple places where the path was narrow. They repaved the walking path and now it is nice smooth asphalt and plenty wide all the way around the lake for people on foot, bikers and wheelchair users. In it's current state of perfection the paved trail is great for powered wheelchairs, manual wheelchairs, walkers, canes and even strollers not made for rough ground.

    There are still many benches along the walking path around the lake. On the east side of the lake (left at the main trailhead from the parking lot) they added a picnic table shelter with two tables and a trash can. The path comes to a Y on both sides of the table shelter so people can sit on the enbankment and fish and/or have access to the lake with a non-motorized watercraft. Sometimes the enbankment can get crowded with many people on a nice day and can be difficult to pass by on foot or a bike. I'm glad they added the other path that is wider so people can easily pass by.

    Go Play Outside reviewed Nathan Chapman Memorial Trail

    9 months ago

    Nice cool day for a brisk walk

    Go Play Outside reviewed Nathan Chapman Memorial Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Nice cool day for a great walk. A lot of friendly people on the trail today.

    Go Play Outside added Great walk

    about 1 year ago

    Go Play Outside reviewed Nathan Chapman Memorial Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Great walk to the bridge and back. Picked up one 20oz Coke bottle and the detached cap along the trail and threw them in the trash.

    In the last 9 days I have lost 7lbs taking the supplements every evening that I mentioned in my previous review. I've been too busy to get out and walk or hike since starting the supplements, thats really good progress without any exercise. Doing exercise a few times a week will help lose the weight a bit quicker and improve my overall strength and stamina.

    Go Play Outside added Great walk

    about 1 year ago

    Go Play Outside added Great walk

    about 1 year ago

    Go Play Outside reviewed Nathan Chapman Memorial Trail

    about 1 year ago

    A windy day, great for walking. I was a few minutes faster then last time and not sore. Couple small pieces of garbage picked up and put in a trash can. Also picked up a few branches on the trail and threw them off into the bushes.

    Go Play Outside added Great walk

    about 1 year ago

    Go Play Outside reviewed Nathan Chapman Memorial Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Found up three AAA batteries along the trail and put them in the trash. Overall the trail and park are very clean with the trash cans available. Anytime I'm out walking or hiking I'm going to have a plastic grocery bag in my pocket in case I find more trash then I want to carry with my hands. I have a couple 13 gallon trash bags in my hiking pack and will add in a few plastic grocery bags too.

    Wow I am outta shape! Last year I was walking the whole trail in about 40 minutes. Today I went to the water fountain and back to the parking lot and was a few seconds shy of 50 minutes. Going to the water fountain was a bit to far, I shoulda turned around at the bridge. I might pay for it tomorrow being a bit sore, if so will rest. Will be out later this week for a bit shorter walk to build my stamina.

    Go Play Outside added Exhausted

    about 1 year ago

    Go Play Outside reviewed Nathan Chapman Memorial Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Cool weather and a great day for a walk. Picked up four bottle rocket sticks on the path, one with a live rocket and fuse attached. Threw them in the trash.

    Go Play Outside added Great walk

    about 1 year ago

    Go Play Outside reviewed Nathan Chapman Memorial Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Cool and a bit rainy but a good day for a quick walk. Wow I am really outta shape.

    Go Play Outside added Quick walk

    about 1 year ago

    Go Play Outside reviewed Nathan Chapman Memorial Trail

    about 1 year ago

    A bit warm still a good quick walk

    Go Play Outside added Good walk

    about 1 year ago

    Go Play Outside reviewed Nathan Chapman Memorial Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Sunny and a bit warm. Still a great day for a walk.

    Go Play Outside added Quick walk

    over 1 year ago

    Go Play Outside added Nice day

    over 1 year ago

    Go Play Outside reviewed Nathan Chapman Memorial Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Nice day for a walk it's cool and sunny. I don't know why today's track was inaccurate for Alltrails and the S Health app. I put my phone in the right cargo pocket like I always do.

    Go Play Outside reviewed Nathan Chapman Memorial Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Very windy today but also helps ya stay cool while getting exercise. Rating a trail badly because of other people's bad behavior says more about the person complaining. Instead of complaining do something about it. Bring a trash bag and poker stick to clean up as you walk, bring doggy bags, or at least a small trowel to throw poop off in the bushes.

    At a few other local parks I've found filled doggy bags along trails. I pick the bag up by an outside edge that didn't touch anything and chuck it off into the woods. If I have hand sanitizer on me at the time I use a drop of that on my hands or an alcohol wipe from my pocket first aid kit.

    Sniveling on a website/app isn't going to change anything. Nobody likes a whiner. Quit whining and start doing. Find solutions not problems.

    Go Play Outside added Windy day

    over 1 year ago

    Go Play Outside completed Waughop Lake Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Go Play Outside added Cool n cloudy

    almost 2 years ago

    Go Play Outside reviewed Nathan Chapman Memorial Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Cool and cloudy. Great day for a walk.

    Go Play Outside reviewed Overland Loop Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Bought my 4x4 Ranger a couple years ago and had never been to Tahuya. Finally came to test it out on a weekday morning and I was the only one there.

    I found some of the purple trail markings confusing for 4x4's. A couple times I unknowingly took a wrong turn onto an atv track that became impassable due to tight trees and had to back out. Maybe it wouldn't have been confusing if other people were there. Considering I had the whole place to myself I was able to easily laugh at the wrong turns and learn from the mistakes without causing problems for others.

    One or two spots were a short steep hill climb where you're mostly looking at sky til you crest. It was very dry at the time so it was easy driving up. But I did wonder how easy those couple spots would've been if the bare dirt was soaked with rain. Quite a bit of the trails can be driven in 2wd, if not all for a strong rig. There are some tight spots between trees and tight turns that could be tricky with a full size truck. Like others have said online, it's a good safe place to test a 4x4 or a new driver with little fear of damage. There is the rock garden for those with lifted rigs and probably articulated suspension. Best to bring some food or snacks and enjoy at least a few hours maybe half a day exploring the trails and surrounding area.

    http://www.dnr.wa.gov/GreenMountainTahuya

    Go Play Outside reviewed Mount Walker

    almost 2 years ago

    Drove my car to the top a couple years ago. Well maintained forest service road and easily passable by any road worthy vehicle. Bring the binoculars and high zoom camera lenses because on a clear day there's an amazing view at the top. You can see Mount Rainier and Seattle and capture both with one picture. Picinic tables and pit toilets. Good place to stop for lunch and stretch the legs while out doing other sight seeing.

    "Mt. Walker is the only peak facing Puget Sound that has a road to its summit." http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/olympic/recarea/?recid=47889

    Go Play Outside completed Overland Loop Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Go Play Outside completed Mount Walker

    almost 2 years ago

    Go Play Outside saved Queets River Road

    almost 2 years ago

    Go Play Outside saved Mountain Loop Highway

    almost 2 years ago

    Go Play Outside saved Deer Park Road

    almost 2 years ago

    Go Play Outside saved Blue Lake Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Go Play Outside saved Copper Creek Road Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Go Play Outside saved Bon Jon Pass

    almost 2 years ago

    Go Play Outside saved Walker Valley Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Go Play Outside saved Overland Loop Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Go Play Outside saved Elbe Hills

    almost 2 years ago