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    Member Since April 2018

    Brian Collins Pro-red@3x

    Seattle, Washington 

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    Brian Collins reviewed Park Butte Lookout Trail

    17 days ago

    Wonderful trail despite not being able to see what you can when it’s clear due to the thick fog today. I’d highly recommend this one. A few things to note: the road is pretty rough in spots. Some of the potholes are quite deep and come up quick. Take your time. The trail is in good condition with just a few muddy areas and a few snow spots. All easily passable. Only thought is that I found this trail to be on the “hard” end of “moderate” due to length and elevation gain - especially at last mile.

    Brian Collins saved Maple Pass Trail

    22 days ago

    Brian Collins added Marymere Falls Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Brian Collins reviewed Klahhane Ridge Trail to Lake Angeles

    about 1 month ago

    Fantastic hike through all kinds of landscapes: forest, meadow, sub-alpine, and alpine. I started at the visitor center parking lot and stopped about a 1/2 mile past the junction with Heather Park trail due to excessive snow fields.

    After the first 3/4 of a mile from the visitor center lot, (when there aren’t fog or clouds) is one of the best “bang for the buck” hikes I’ve taken. Panoramic views of the Olympics to the South and the Sound to the North. Also, stunning views when you get to the junction with Heather Park trail, but that’s when the fog rolled in. So, I’m sure I didn’t even see the best of it.

    Trail is in good condition for the most part, but there is one 1/4 mile stretch about a mile from the visitor center trailhead that still has substantial snow. Crossing was ok with boot stomping and poles, but finding the switchback trail that descends to the valley was somewhat challenging. Should be better soon.

    Brian Collins reviewed Klahhane Ridge Trail to Lake Angeles

    about 1 month ago

    Fantastic hike through all kinds of landscapes: forest, meadow, sub-alpine, and alpine. I started at the visitor center parking lot and stopped about a 1/2 mile past the junction with Heather Park trail due to excessive snow fields.

    After the first 3/4 of a mile from the visitor center lot, (when there aren’t fog or clouds) is one of the best “bang for the buck” hikes I’ve taken. Panoramic views of the Olympics to the South and the Sound to the North. Also, stunning views when you get to the junction with Heather Park trail, but that’s when the fog rolled in. So, I’m sure I didn’t even see the best of it.

    Trail is in good condition for the most part, but there is one 1/4 mile stretch about a mile from the visitor center trailhead that still has substantial snow. Crossing was ok with boot stomping and poles, but finding the switchback trail that descends to the valley was somewhat challenging. Should be better soon.