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    Alex Haler saved Belcher Hill Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Alex Haler saved Bergen Peak Trail

    8 months ago

    Alex Haler saved Rustler Gulch

    11 months ago

    Alex Haler completed Mount Yale Summit Trail

    11 months ago

    Alex Haler saved Bear Creek Trail

    12 months ago

    Alex Haler saved Twin Sisters Peak Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Alex Haler completed Lower Cascade Falls Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Alex Haler completed Yankee Boy Basin Road

    about 1 year ago

    Alex Haler completed Lower Box Canyon Falls

    about 1 year ago

    Alex Haler reviewed Ouray Perimeter Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Fresh late spring snow. Perfect for Hill sprints.

    Alex Haler completed Ouray Perimeter Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Alex Haler saved Imogene Pass

    about 1 year ago

    Alex Haler completed Bear Peak Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Alex Haler added crowded with decent views

    over 1 year ago

    Alex Haler completed First and Second Flatiron Hike

    over 1 year ago

    Alex Haler completed Bergen Peak Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Alex Haler completed Bear Canyon Trail to Bear Peak

    over 1 year ago

    Alex Haler completed Grouse Lake Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Alex Haler completed Mount Royal Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Alex Haler added busy trail, solid views

    over 1 year ago

    Alex Haler completed McCullough Gulch Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Alex Haler saved La Plata Peak North Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Alex Haler reviewed La Plata Peak North Trail

    over 1 year ago

    The Best! This is an absolutely top notch 14er. I've done a couple dozen 14ers since moving to Colorado and La Plata is one of the few that I would happily do over and over again.

    Solid gain, well kept trail and spectacular views.

    Tips: make sure to follow the trail closely for the first bit. A couple of people have mentioned they took a wrong turn off the main trail shortly after the trailhead.

    Alex Haler completed La Plata Peak North Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Alex Haler reviewed Santa Monica Pier, Boardwalk, and Beach Trail

    over 1 year ago

    As easy as it gets, but that doesn't make it any less beautiful. Almost always crowded, so go before 8am if you want a peaceful run with few people!

    Alex Haler reviewed Panorama Trail to Vernal Falls and Emerald Pool

    over 1 year ago

    I started at Glacier Point and made my way down to the Valley. Took Four Mile from the Valley to Glacier Point.

    The hike has a bit of elevation, but the overall 14 miles was a breeze compared to El Capitan & Clouds Rest.

    I really enjoyed the scenery throughout the entire hike. I'd vote that it has better views and scenery than El Capitan, but nothing even close to as epic as Clouds Rest. If you're willing to knock out this much mileage, I'd highly recommend going the extra distance for Clouds Rest.

    Alex Haler reviewed Four Mile Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Good views during the hike. Solid workout: pretty much a steady, evenly sloped climb for the entire 4 miles.

    I wasn't a huge fan of though, because when you reach the top and hit Glacier Point, you find yourself in a swarm of people that just pulled up in their buses and cars, smoking cigarettes and pushing strollers. Not exactly what I want to experience when summiting something... the trail itself had little traffic though, to be fair.

    To check out photos of this hike, go to my Instagram at: ahaler1

    Alex Haler completed Four Mile Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Alex Haler reviewed El Capitan Trail (historical)

    over 1 year ago

    Wonderful hike. Great views, intense workout if you huddle. The end is a bit tricky, so heads up on that. It's a fairly steep downhill to the edge of El Capitan. I went during a fairly wet time, so it was a bit slick. After the long day, it can be pretty grueling to go back up the slick rock hill at the summit.

    Views are nice. Solid, but not phenomenal. I give 4 stars instead of 5 because I did Clouds Rest on the same trip, and the view on El Capitan doesn't even come close to comparing. If you have to pick one or the other, Go the Clouds Rest route. That said, if you have the time, do both!

    I did the other peaks in the area. All said and done it was about 22 miles and 10,000 feet of gain. Took about 7 hours or so, though you may want to budget a bit more if you don't have a lot of experience.

    Check out some of the photos from this hike on Instagram: ahaler1

    Alex Haler completed El Capitan Trail (historical)

    over 1 year ago

    Alex Haler reviewed Clouds Rest Trail from Yosemite Valley

    over 1 year ago

    Whoever gives this hike less than 5 stars is crazy! This is easily one of the most beautiful hikes I've ever done. Sure, it's long and somewhat difficult, but that is clearly stated and known before going on it.

    The first couple of miles from the Valley floor at steep. The last couple miles before the summit are also steep. A great deal of the middle of the hike is totally reasonable.

    It's worth every single step, even the steep end. This trail is so peaceful. The views are incredible nearly the entire time. You feel the vastness of the forest during the limited segments without incredible views, as well.

    The top is just spectacular. Panoramic views of all things Yosemite. Lake view, Half Dome, countless mountains. I went in the middle of October and the weather was perfect. I was even able to kick off my shoes and do some yoga for about an hour at the top. No wind, warm and sunny. I am going to do this again and again, every time I'm in Yosemite.

    It took me about 7.5 hours to do the entire hike, including an hour at the top for some yoga. I didn't need any food and got by with about 1 liter of water, but I'd recommend bringing more water and some food if you aren't experienced.

    Check out my photos of the hike on Instagram: ahaler1

    Alex Haler reviewed Los Liones Canyon and East Topanga Fire Road Trails to Parker Mesa

    over 1 year ago

    Beautiful Trail. Basic dirt fire route for most of it. Tough to believe you're just minutes away from Santa Monica/Venice when you're on the trail. Then, at the end, you're reminded of it in the most beautiful way when you get to the top and see the view of the ocean and city. 4 stars only because you can see houses and highways for too much of the trek. Though again, for LA, it's an excellent, quick escape.

    Alex Haler added Wish List - To Do List

    over 1 year ago