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    Brian Skibbe completed Steamboat Trace Trail

    3 months ago

    Brian Skibbe saved Capitol Peak

    10 months ago

    Brian Skibbe completed Amicacola Falls Trail

    11 months ago

    Brian Skibbe completed Double Arch Trail

    11 months ago

    Brian Skibbe completed Phelps Lake Overlook

    11 months ago

    Brian Skibbe saved Lake Solitude Trail

    11 months ago

    Brian Skibbe completed Lake Solitude Trail

    11 months ago

    Brian Skibbe completed Jenny Lake Trail

    11 months ago

    Brian Skibbe completed Parriott Mesa Trail

    11 months ago

    Brian Skibbe completed White Rim Overlook Trail

    11 months ago

    Brian Skibbe completed Grand View Point Trail

    11 months ago

    Brian Skibbe completed Syncline Loop

    11 months ago

    Brian Skibbe completed Mesa Arch Trail

    11 months ago

    Brian Skibbe completed Tapestry Arch

    11 months ago

    Brian Skibbe completed Sand Dune Arch Trail

    11 months ago

    Brian Skibbe completed Delicate Arch Trail

    11 months ago

    Brian Skibbe reviewed Four Pass Loop

    11 months ago

    A relatively strenuous, but very rewarding loop. Try to start your day relatively early if you want to secure one of the better campsites along the route, as the good ones are usually taken by mid afternoon or so. Make sure you have a good mosquito repellent, or plan on wearing long sleeve's, pants, and hats, or hanging out in your tent to avoid them.(at least in July anyway, when we did this loop) There are many places to filter water along the route, so you generally don't have to have any more than a couple of liters on you. Snow was not a hindrance to us in the third week of July 2017, but poles may be useful to some at a few points, in particular at a snow covered boulder field when coming down to Snowmass lake. (when doing the route clockwise) The mosquitoes were quite tenacious at our campsite near Snowmass lake. No cellular service throughout the route. You will definitely encounter muddy conditions, and multiple creek crossings, so don't plan on keeping your feet dry all day, unless you bring water shoes specifically to change into at those points. (which takes up a lot of time) Bear canisters are required, as well as wilderness permits. (two tents per permit). There are decent trout fishing opportunities along the way, particularly on the second half of the loop, Snowmass lake probably being the best location to fish for your dinner. If you're looking for solitude, this is probably not your hike, as it is moderately trafficked, and you definitely won't feel like you're alone on the trail, be that good or bad. I met multiple park rangers along the route (mainly near Snowmass lake), that have to clean up SO much human feces every week it's shameful. Please dispose of your waste properly so those who follow can enjoy unpolluted campsites!

    Brian Skibbe followed Tarsh Turner

    12 months ago

    Brian Skibbe reviewed Longs Peak Trail

    12 months ago

    Hiked this trail Monday, 07/03/17. Started at six, made it to the keyhole around 8:45. Continued on, but could only make it to the trough, as it was too risky to attempt it without crampons and an ice axe.
    Plenty of marmot and pika above the tree line to keep you entertained...lol.

    Great views, and a good, tough hike!

    Brian Skibbe completed Longs Peak Trail

    12 months ago

    Brian Skibbe reviewed Snow King Summit via Slow Trail

    12 months ago

    I wouldn't do it for the wildlife, but just for the exercise.(and a decent view of Jackson and everything to the north) FYI, if you want to do a seriously tough workout, just hike straight up(with minimal rest) from the lift, and you'll do 1441 feet of elevation gain in .67 miles. It was a fairly torturous 28 minutes for myself..lol. I ran back down in about 18 minutes on the trail mentioned here.

    Brian Skibbe reviewed Cascade Canyon Trail

    12 months ago

    Amazing hike. As opposed to taking the ferry, I started at the Jenny Lake trailhead, and hiked around, which added a couple of miles. This trail is well used, so it is easy to stay on. When I hiked this trail on June 27, 2017, The connector trail from the hidden falls viewpoint to the cascade trail was closed(so the habitat can be repaired or revived, which seems like it may be indefinitely), so you have to hike back down to the starting point at the boat dock in order to access the trail. Met a mother black bear and her cub on the way up(about halfway up), and again on the way down at about the same point. She was very calm, and appeared like she knew that we weren't a threat, even though her cub climbed up into tree in between her and us. (The cub was about 25 feet away, and she was about 30 feet away). All ended well as she collected her cub and then routed around us into the woods and then back onto the trail behind us. I made it to the fork that is the end of this trail section, per se, but continued east towards hurricane pass, but got turned back by rain, lightning, thunder, and rain.

    I highly recommend this hike to anybody that wants something around this distance. Hiking up this canyon is very beautiful, with mountains on both sides, and the sound of flowing water near you almost the entire time.

    There are other trail options that you can add on plenty of more miles if you'd like. I think I'll combine this route and the paintbrush canyon hike on Thursday (6/29/17), for a 19+ mile hike.

    Brian Skibbe completed Cascade Canyon Trail

    12 months ago

    Brian Skibbe completed Phelps Lake Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Brian Skibbe completed Manhattan: Central Park Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Brian Skibbe completed Coronado Beach

    about 1 year ago

    Brian Skibbe completed San Diego Bay Shore

    about 1 year ago

    Brian Skibbe completed Zuma Beach Walk

    about 1 year ago

    Brian Skibbe completed Point Dume Cove Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Brian Skibbe completed Santa Barbara Waterfront

    about 1 year ago

    Brian Skibbe completed Haystack Rock Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Brian Skibbe completed Wildwood Loop Trail

    about 1 year ago