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    Adam Saul reviewed Mount Lafayette and Franconia Ridge Trail Loop

    6 days ago

    Did the loop yesterday starting out with Falling Waters trails as others recommended here (thanks all!) and then onto old bridle. Falling waters trail was slippery and consecutively steeper each hour so I'm glad we started with that. I think it took us 2.5ish hours to get out of the tree line. It reminded me of 4 mile trail in Yosemite but without switchbacks. It was certainly exhausting and a bit monotonous after the waterfalls but we were glad that the ridge for the most part is easy walking for a few hours. The ridge was certainly the highlight of the hike- great sweeping views and being in the clouds. The thing that got us was the downhill on the way back as it was all rocky so we had to watch every step on the way down. We had some slips and falls though it seemed like a lot of other people were flying down the mountain with no problem. 2+ hours of rocky descent was really a bit much especially being in the tree line. At least there were some outlooks after the hut. Speaking of the hut, it's a great place to refill water bottles. We ended up drinking about 4-5 bottles each for the day (80 degrees and cloudy). Start at 9:20am, finished at 5:05pm. 4 stars for the amount of hours we were stuck in the tree line on slippery rocks. 5 stars for the ridge.

    Adam Saul saved Falling Waters Trail

    14 days ago

    Adam Saul reviewed Storm King Mountain via Storm King Trail

    24 days ago

    From the parking lot, we went to the right and I think had an easier hike based on the amount of downhill on the way out and the fact that we finished this is under 1 hour 30 whereas most other peoples recordings were 2-3hours. So if you want a challenging hike, go left up the hill, if you want a moderate hike, go right down the hill. The views were great on this trail but there seemed to be a lot of broken glass and garbage not long after the entrance halfway up the hill. Also, lots of people were blasting blue tooth speakers. Why go into nature just to listen to rihanna? I'll never understand.

    Adam Saul updated Large Pile of Rocks on Raccoon Ridge

    about 1 month ago

    Adam Saul added Track - Jul 08 04:03 PM

    about 1 month ago

    Adam Saul updated Copper Mine Trailhead to Appalachian Trail to Garvey Springs Trailhead

    about 1 month ago

    Adam Saul updated Track - Jul 08 04:03 PM

    about 1 month ago

    Adam Saul added Track - Jul 08 04:03 PM

    about 1 month ago

    Adam Saul saved Lye Brook Falls Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Adam Saul reviewed Emerald Pools Trail

    4 months ago

    Loud crowded and not much to see

    Adam Saul saved Hidden Canyon Trail

    4 months ago

    Adam Saul saved Rim Trail

    4 months ago

    Adam Saul reviewed Bear Mountain Loop Trail

    5 months ago

    Went yesterday and did the route leading up the steps instead of going along the lake first. Everyone was warning us after the tower that it was a steep descent but fortunately we didn't have any problems (maybe it was the fact we were wearing hiking shoes and everyone else was in nike trainers?). Seemed like we might've had the easier route since everyone looked wiped out coming from the other way. It was a quick and steady incline the way we went but after the tower, there wasn't much of a challenge besides trying to not fall on our butts during the steep descent :) Took us 2 hours with a sandwich break.

    Adam Saul completed Bear Mountain Loop Trail

    5 months ago

    Adam Saul saved Devil's Den Preserve Trail

    over 1 year ago