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    Adam Logan completed Minto-Brown Island Park

    2 months ago

    Adam Logan added Bushwacking Hug Point

    12 months ago

    Adam Logan completed Howard Creek Trail

    12 months ago

    Adam Logan saved Hug Point Trail

    12 months ago

    Adam Logan saved Whalen Island Trail

    12 months ago

    Adam Logan saved Oceanside Beach Trail

    12 months ago

    Adam Logan added Round Lake Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Adam Logan completed Round Lake to Lake Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Adam Logan completed Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Adam Logan completed Castle Peak Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Adam Logan completed Amir's Garden Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Adam Logan added Howard Creek Loop

    over 1 year ago

    Adam Logan added Sunset Scramble

    about 2 years ago

    Adam Logan reviewed Anaheim Coves Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Not a bad birding spot for in the city if you don't mind the heavy foot traffic A wick disclaimer- I don't really qualify as a amateur birder just yet., The fence can get in the way, there are walking paths that go off and slightly above the asphalt bike path for people to sit, enjoy the view or get your binoculars out. Just be sure to be back at your car by nightfall or you may find the return path blocked by gates.

    Adam Logan completed Anaheim Coves Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Adam Logan added Convenient Parking Spot

    about 2 years ago

    Adam Logan reviewed Upper Yosemite Falls Trail

    about 2 years ago

    I highly recommend going until you get to Yosemite Point. It is totally worth it Crossing the bridge with the river running beneath it was eye opening, the power and current of that river is so visceral. It's amazing how misty and spread out it gets once it goes over the edge.

    There was some snow up towards the top, I did ok in my sandals but those in the know were packing snow traction systems for their boots. It wasn't needed when I went up, but yeah, just saying.

    I made it up to the top just as dusk set in. Absolutely lovely, with a great view of Half Dome.

    Going back down at night was so different from going up during the day. Areas that were wet going up seemed to triple in size in the night. The wind can carry the mist from the falls quite far, at one point I wasn't sure if it was raining or if it was a mountain cloud cover or all of the above (pun). I was so grateful to be hiking in Uinta sandals by Unshoes and a quality Patagonia wind jacket, as I got wet repeatedly but dried out very quickly.

    It was very slow going for me as the path very often is a jumble of large stones so I had to be careful about foot placement, and not just because I was wearing sandals. Everyone should be careful with their foot placement on this trail, otherwise you could easily roll your ankle or hurt yourself somehow.

    I could see well as it was practically a full moon, but in some places and especially as I got lower with tree cover I needed my headlamp, red led is the way to go to maintain night vision. The moon glow was absolutely gorgeous out there with the wall and the falls.

    As I was coming down I saw several large boulders sitting in the middle of the path that I did not remember seeing on the way up. Not sure if it's perspective/exhaustion/memory or if it actually happened but it was kinda spooky. One thing is for sure though, rocks and trees do fall down on the trail.

    Anyways, it was totally worth it in my mind. Be careful with your foot placement though.

    Adam Logan completed Upper Yosemite Falls Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Adam Logan reviewed Don Edwards- Coyote Creek Lagoon Trail

    about 2 years ago

    I went on this trail because I was visiting a friend and the other trails that looked more enticing were too far to reach before sunset, this was going to have to do, and it surprised me. The entrance is easy to miss, it's on the right side of a business park, the parking lot and the initial path leading into the lagoon area has a not so flattering view of the backside of the business park buildings trash cans and stuff.

    The path itself is mostly coarse gravel (I would think this would be pretty rough on paws for dogs) and duck poop, kinda gross. I pushed on to see what I could see. I decided to bear right towards the coast, and am glad I did. Once the gravel path gave way to a dirt path things improved a great deal. I was surrounded by wildflowers and could hear far more birds than I could see.

    There was a narrow wooden boardwalk that I started to cross but midway there was a sign saying not to cross, protected area. Mixed feelings of selfish disappointment and unselfish happiness for the refuge that this place is providing for wildlife.

    I kept walking, it seemed like the trail was turning into an animal corridor, but in less than a minute it was back to a comfortable width.

    Came across a snail that had died, not sure what cause. Ants were butchering it. It was so close to making it to the other side of the trail, a mere 3 inches or so.

    I also came across a dead Cricket, a hundred yards away. Again no obvious cause of death. The cricket was missing an segment of it's arm though.

    I kept walking until I wound up at a sort of mound that would be perfect for birders with a tripod or a monopod mounted binocular. I looked around with my binoculars but didn't see much. I think I saw two herons or something, that was about it. Enjoyed the sunset as I walked back to the car.

    Passed by some people on the way out, some couples, a few lone women.

    There was a group of men drinking beer at the picnic table when I got back, they didn't feel dangerous but I think they were concerned about people calling the cops on them, they seemed a little wary as I walked by them and got into my car. I was figuring out where I was going to go next on my phone (I'm road tripping) and the men were all gone within 5 minutes.

    I felt like the first third of the park on entry was an eyesore with business park, electrical towers, the other two thirds nearer the coast was ok. So in conclusion if you're looking for a sleepy eyed birding or sunset stroll this place will do, otherwise I think you can probably find more scenic places to go for a walk.

    Adam Logan added SlowPoke

    about 2 years ago

    Adam Logan added Birder's Mound

    about 2 years ago

    Adam Logan completed Lake Merritt

    about 2 years ago

    Adam Logan added Don't Do What I Did

    about 2 years ago

    Adam Logan reviewed Barnes Creek Falls (3 falls)

    over 3 years ago

    I didn't use the trails, I just hiked the creek bed ignoring the "private property"signs, If you stick to the creek bed I think you'll be fine however I would advise wearing reflective clothing during hunting season, otherwise stay in the park boundaries.

    I quite enjoyed walking in the water, I suggest water shoes so you can just enjoy yourself and not worry about getting shoes/socks wet.

    I followed the creek bed up to the culverts at Seneca road. You'll come to a fork, if you take the left one you'll see a giant granite cube where water from a culvert dumps into from above, if you climb up and over this granite block there's a bee farm just to the left on Seneca Road, I saw some bottles of honey for sale which felt like a prize to me. Taking a right at the fork will take you to another culvert with some nice creek bed areas along the way. I saw lots of frogs and shrimp? once past the private property signs.

    At the second waterfall, it looks formidable to climb, but it's really not that bad. Just use the roots of the tree to climb up, at the top there's a narrow path that leads around the fall. I wouldn't do it with a dog or something, but if you're in reasonable health it's not as dangerous as it looks from the ground.

    Hope this is helpful to people :).

    Adam Logan completed Barnes Creek Three Falls Trail

    over 3 years ago