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    Jim Atchison added nature

    10 days ago

    Jim Atchison completed Ramona Falls Trail

    10 days ago

    Jim Atchison added falls

    10 days ago

    Jim Atchison added Crow Hill Trail

    7 months ago

    Jim Atchison added Crow Hill Trail

    7 months ago

    Jim Atchison added Harris Creek Trail

    7 months ago

    Jim Atchison added Coyote Run Trail

    8 months ago

    Jim Atchison completed Coyote Run Trail

    8 months ago

    Jim Atchison added hagerman

    8 months ago

    Jim Atchison completed Gulpha Gorge Trail

    9 months ago

    Jim Atchison added Battle Road Trail

    11 months ago

    Jim Atchison added sillman

    over 1 year ago

    Jim Atchison added Harris creek

    over 1 year ago

    Jim Atchison completed Harris Creek Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Jim Atchison reviewed Lake Mineral Wells Trail

    over 1 year ago

    This park trail has a lot of options. I started on the black loop, at about 1.3 miles you can continue the loop back to the parking area or continue North on the green loop. As you go north several similar choices are available. I took the green loop then yellow to the road. Then purple north to the primitive camping area which was vacant at that time. I took the purple path all the way back to the parking area. The black and green loops are wide and flat, easy but not very interesting.
    The yellow and purple paths are much better walks thru the woods. On the way back, the purple path crosses the black in two places giving you options. That part of the purple path nearest the parking area can be pretty challenging, it's narrow and rocky.
    These choices resulted in a 5.0 mile hike that took about 1:45.

    Jim Atchison added lake mineral wells

    over 1 year ago

    Jim Atchison completed Lake Mineral Wells Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Jim Atchison reviewed Raasch trail

    over 1 year ago

    This trail starts at the intersection of refuge road and wildlife road. There is a gate that you can walk around to start the trail. There is only enough parking area for a couple of cars. For the first two miles you can walk along the old railroad bed. It is raised 2 to 4 feet above the surrounding fields. At the 0.8 mile mark you enter the trees which adds interest and helps block the wind. At the 1.5 mile mark you come to the gate at Terry Lane. If you hop the gate and the one of the other side of Terry Lane the trail continues east but is not as well maintained and doesn't get near as much usage. Check out the first bridge east of Terry lane, it is stamped with a date of 1926.
    At the east end of the railroad bed you can turn left (north) and walk along the refuge boundary and explore that tract. Or you can jog to the south a few feet then continue east. When you get to the eastern most part of the refuge you can turn south along the fence line and continue until you come to the creek bed. I have yet to find a way over that creek so its back to the old rail line and back across Terry Lane. There is another side trail that can be taken to the north that takes you up toward Hagerman road. Anytime you leave the old rail bed the trail goes through taller grass but is still easy to follow.

    Jim Atchison completed Raasch Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Jim Atchison updated Raasch trail

    over 1 year ago

    Jim Atchison updated Raasch trail

    over 1 year ago

    Jim Atchison updated Raasch trail

    over 1 year ago