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    Al Shaffer added Little Lion Falls

    3 months ago

    Al Shaffer saved Rough Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Al Shaffer saved Auxier Ridge Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Al Shaffer reviewed East & West Rim Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Al Shaffer completed East & West Rim Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Al Shaffer saved East & West Rim Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Al Shaffer reviewed Grandma Gatewood Trail - Old Man's Cave to Ash Cave

    over 1 year ago

    A pretty good trail, heavily used on weekends for sure so pick your time well. The trail is easy to follow. The first 1/4 is what the trail is known for great rock formations and a large amount of well done park trails... here is where you will find most of the crowd. After the second mile the crowds thin a bit, but you will never feel alone. At 2.5 miles we went off trail and climbed up the ridge face to the upper trail which shortened the hike by 3 miles due to our time constraints. The trail is very well marked and easy to follow. The Lake is a very cool area to visit as well. Overall the hike is a good one and worth taking.

    Al Shaffer completed Old Man's Cave to Ash Cave

    over 1 year ago

    Al Shaffer reviewed Conkle's Hollow Gorge Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Pretty good short hike.. weekend busy for sure but not out of control.

    Al Shaffer added Conkles Hollow Easy Hike

    over 1 year ago

    Al Shaffer completed Conkle's Hollow Gorge Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Al Shaffer saved Redman Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Al Shaffer saved Glady to High Falls

    over 1 year ago

    Al Shaffer saved Kanawha State Forest

    over 1 year ago

    Al Shaffer saved Blackwater Canyon Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Al Shaffer saved Stone House Loop Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Al Shaffer saved Out of Africa Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Al Shaffer completed Perry State Forest Loop Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Al Shaffer reviewed Turtlehead Peak Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Al Shaffer reviewed Turtlehead Peak Trail

    over 1 year ago

    A great hike to be sure!! I would agree in the difficulty level, but the day (January 19th) we did it I think it was even more so... The first 1/3 was great overcast and watched the shows coming up through the valley. The second 2/3 of the hike was in a very cold moderate rain which did not effect the surface that much, however the final third coming over the knife edge we were met with sideways blowing snow and the accumulation increased to almost 3 iniches on the summit. The cloud cover opened up briefly for a decent down view but we did not stay long. The downhill in
    The snow was precarious and slow but once below the snow line it was a pretty easy decent, rather steep at times but nothing technical. Of course once on the dessert floor the blue sky's came back and it gave us some amazing pictures of where we had just been. Very rewarding and highly suggested hike if you are in decent shape!! You quads will scream some!! The trail was marked very well down low, but as you climb they become pretty random... and because of the snow only rock markers were recognizable but all in all it's a very straight forward trail! That will give you a sense of accomplishment! ! Just remember to plan your gear according to the current conditions and the near future and you will be fine!! A great climb!!

    Al Shaffer completed Turtlehead Peak Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Al Shaffer saved Turtlehead Peak Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Al Shaffer saved Mohican Trail 6 Mile Loop

    over 1 year ago

    Al Shaffer saved Cantwell Cliffs Loop

    over 1 year ago

    Al Shaffer saved Rockbridge Hiking Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Al Shaffer saved Calico Tanks Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Al Shaffer saved Rock House

    over 1 year ago

    Al Shaffer saved Wildcat Hollow Trail

    over 1 year ago