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    Chris Bettencourt completed White Buffalo Trail Loop

    about 1 month ago

    Chris Bettencourt saved Johnson Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Chris Bettencourt reviewed Mina Sauk Falls Trail

    about 1 month ago

    I thought I'd return here to look at the description after a recent backpacking trip where we needed to help rescue 2 different groups of unprepared hikers. I suspected the summary of the trail was off. First, this is in no way a "fairly easy hike". Sure, it's totally doable. But it's quite challenging. It starts out as paved then gravel, then quickly changes to a rocky trail that requires a good deal of concentration and motor planning. People frequently fall here either due to turned ankles or incredibly slick rocks when wet. Don't expect to hike at your regular speed. I've done this trail 4 or 5 times now and I'm only at 1/3 my regular speed. The trail is deceptively short. Don't plan on this being a quick hour out. Bring water and food. As for well marked, I feel that this is a relatively accurate statement as of 4/25/18. However, many of the current blazes were added by hikers tired of helping lost people or being lost themselves. If these blazes fall again this trail becomes difficult to follow in parts. Just be cautious in each Glade area to ensure that you've found the real trail with blazes and not the beaten down trail of lost souls. This is a really fun trail with a great payoff. But please treat this one with the respect of a longer, harder rated trail to keep yourself safe and on track!

    Chris Bettencourt completed Grotpeter Trail

    2 months ago

    Chris Bettencourt completed Bootlegger's Run

    3 months ago

    Chris Bettencourt reviewed Giant City Nature Trail

    3 months ago

    short, easy hike with tons of fun climbing opportunities make this perfect for a group with mixed abilities.

    Chris Bettencourt completed Hogsback Trail

    3 months ago

    Chris Bettencourt reviewed Callville Trail

    4 months ago

    beautiful. there are a lot of things to explore off trail. just be careful not to disturb the fragile ground.

    Chris Bettencourt completed Callville Trail

    4 months ago

    Chris Bettencourt completed Calico Tanks Trail

    4 months ago