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    Charles Jeter added Colorado 14k Peaks

    over 2 years ago

    Charles Jeter reviewed Three Sisters Waterfalls Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Good hike, blazing a trail up the west side from a game trail kept me from getting bogged down crawling up the dirt slope others were scrambling.

    Charles Jeter reviewed William Heise Loop Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Fun

    Charles Jeter reviewed Mission Trails - Climbers Loop Trail

    over 3 years ago

    For the purpose of this review, please assume that this hike is rated 5 stars for three reasons: its intermediate difficulty, its ease of access, and its beautiful views in the springtime.

    Just a quick stretch down the main road of MTRP - Father Junipero Drive - and you're at the base of a loop which will have your calves singing as you ascend. I recommend this hike for most people who bring friends on a hike because it's just short enough to get you out of trouble if your friends aren't as in shape as they thought they were, and just long enough to get a good workout in.

    Some of the challenges are rock scramble, and the first time I went on this hike I lost the trail three times (it was springtime, with things overgrown) so it could be blazed a bit better but that was part of the fun. Now I let my boys take lead on the hike - they know how to see and be cautious around rattlesnakes, which are a potential hazard anywhere in Mission Trails Regional Park at certain times of the year.

    Part of the fun is watching the climbers do their thing (pictures included).

    The 5 star comes from my repeated success on this hike for the basic conditioning of a skilled hiker, the orienteering and trail skill developments of young yet experienced child hikers, and the occasional out of town friend who wants to get out but has a timetable that prohibits a longer hike.

    Charles Jeter saved Deer Springs Trail

    over 5 years ago