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    Alyssa Julian completed Kennedy Meadow to the Bridge

    about 1 month ago

    Alyssa Julian completed Stonewall Peak Trail

    3 months ago

    Alyssa Julian reviewed Mount Wilson Trail

    5 months ago

    Did this yesterday as part of the 6pack peak challenge.

    1st, like everyone says, definitely not 12.5 miles. My All Trails recording clocked in at 14.7 with 5100ft of elevation gain. Once you cross the bridge at the bottom of the canyon, we went right and loved the views along the creek all the way to Sturtevant Camp, so much so that I had to google the history behind all the cabins this morning.

    The camp is a great spot to recharge for the remaining 3 miles to the top because they were brutal. Tons of switchbacks. lots of elevation gain. So glad I had my hiking poles with me.

    Hung out for an hour up at the top, refilled our camelbaks and set out for the trek down. The first two miles were in direct sunlight through a burn area, so pack your sunscreen. But like everyone below, look out for the left turn onto Wilson Trail. Then another left. Lots of switchbacks down. Hard on the knees. Again, poles were super helpful.

    Once you get back to the bridge, you then have to trek the .5 miles straight uphill in direct sun again to get back to the parking lot. That was “fun” after completing the 14 mile loop. But after all was said and done, it was a fun loop, great scenery with a little bit of history and I got to put my Adventure Pass to use.

    Note: sunscreen, bug spray and lots of water were musts. I went through 3.5L through the whole thing. I even brought some Cliff Shot Blocks (with extra sodium) that saved my legs from cramping up.

    Alyssa Julian completed Washington Park Trail

    5 months ago

    Alyssa Julian reviewed Monument Trail and West Mesa Trail Loop

    6 months ago

    FYI. As of today 5/27, getting to the trailhead on the opposite side of the 79 required splashing through a flooded creek bed. Wasn’t in the mood to slosh through knee high stagnant water and squish 7 miles out in wet socks so I parked 2 miles north and picked up the West trail when it connected with the fire road.

    Alyssa Julian completed West Mesa

    6 months ago

    Alyssa Julian added West Mesa

    6 months ago