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    Claire B completed Merced Grove Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Claire B completed Pothole Dome Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Claire B completed Inspiration Point Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Claire B saved Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne

    about 3 years ago

    Claire B completed Olmsted Point Nature Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Claire B completed Tuolumne Grove Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Claire B completed Ostrander Lake Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Claire B completed Snow Creek Falls Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Claire B completed Bridalveil Fall Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Claire B completed Lodi Lake Nature Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Claire B completed Mount Diablo North Peak Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Claire B completed Feather Falls Loop Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Claire B completed Upper Bidwell Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Claire B completed Dry Creek Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Claire B reviewed Yosemite Valley - West Loop

    about 3 years ago

    The Yosemite Valley Floor Loop is an awesome, easy, and convenient way to see the main features of the Valley. It's flat and accessible for pretty much everyone, but it can be long for some folks. IT'S OPEN YEAR-AROUND! I have hiked it before and it's great, just really crowded. However the last time I did it my friend and I rode her horses, now THAT is the way to do it.

    Claire B completed West Valley Loop Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Claire B reviewed Coastal Bluff Trail

    about 3 years ago

    This isn't so much a hike as it is more of a gentle walk. Anybody of any age and physical shape can do this. This trail takes you through tall golden grasses and along the cliffs of the Sea Ranch area. There is never a dull sight since you are walking along pristine waters, rolling waves, the deep blue Pacific, and wind blowing the grasses. The only downside is that there can be a good amount of vacationers around because the trail goes right behind the vacation rentals.

    Claire B completed Coastal Bluff Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Claire B reviewed Mt. Tallac Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Mt. Tallac is the perfect distance for a day hike but it is really strenuous...the word "up" comes to mind. While most people probably hike it in a day, a friend and I backpacked to Gilmore Lake and stayed overnight, then completed the rest of the hike the next day. The views were very pretty and we ran into very few people, but then again we went in mid-May when there was still snow. I wouldn't suggest doing this in the summer because it's pretty exposed to the sun and there is a considerable crowd; I think the early fall would be the most optimal time of year to complete the hike.

    Claire B completed Mount Tallac Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Claire B reviewed Stanislaus River - Knights Ferry to McHenry Recreation Area

    about 3 years ago

    I grew up hiking and rafting in Knights Ferry, so to say I know on the back of my hand is an understatement. The hike in Knights Ferry is very easy and short (maybe 2 miles roundtrip?), perfect for anyone of any physical shape and age. Even the raft/float down the Stanislaus is relaxing and mellow, perfect for all ages to enjoy. The best time to visit is in the spring so you can see the rolling green hills, wildflowers, and lighter crowds. The summer is the worst time to visit because the heat can be oppressive and the crowds can be awful because of the hike, rafting, and cliff jumping.

    Claire B reviewed Convict Lake Loop Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Man is this place beautiful or what! Convict Lake is just outside Mammoth off of 395 and easy to get to. The hike is pretty short that loops around the lake and is level, great for families. At Convict Lake you can also do trail rides or rent a fishing a boat (the fishing is great by the way! during the summer. I first visited the area in the fall and also in the early spring, both times I saw very few people but I could imagine a light crowd in the summer.

    Claire B completed Convict Lake Loop Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Claire B reviewed Mono Tufa - Mono Lake

    about 3 years ago

    I have been here a few times and it never gets old. It's a super easy stroll to the tufas and great for photography. My only complaints are that sometimes it can get crowded, sometimes it smells, and over the past few years some tourists have found it funny to kick over some tufas :( Please don't knock them down!

    Claire B completed South Tufa Loop Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Claire B reviewed Panum Crater

    about 3 years ago

    Panum Crater is awesome. Just outside Lee Vining on some dirt roads is the crater, which is made of obsidian and pumice. Due to the obsidian, I highly recommend wearing shoes that won't let material in because the obsidian can cut you feet! The hike is really short but fun with sweet views of the eastern sierras and Mono Lake. Plus you can take awesome pictures of you holding a "boulder" above your head since the pumice is so light.

    Claire B completed Panum Crater Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Claire B completed Young Lakes Trail Loop

    about 3 years ago

    Claire B saved Gaylor Lakes Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Claire B completed Elizabeth Lake Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Claire B completed Cathedral Lakes Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Claire B completed Lembert Dome Loop

    about 3 years ago

    Claire B saved Ten Lakes Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Claire B reviewed Sentinel Dome Trail

    about 3 years ago

    I really like Sentinel Dome, as previously stated you get 360 degrees of righteousness. It is a really short and easy hike, definitely family friendly. Just make sure to start early in the day, it can get pretty crowded. It's best to do at night, stellar star views and close to no one there.

    Claire B completed Sentinel Dome Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Claire B reviewed Taft Point and The Fissures

    about 3 years ago

    Taft Point is a very easy and short hike with dramatic views at the end. It is family friendly but there are no guard rails (unlike Glacier Point) so keep an eye on kids that tend to wander. However, because it's pretty close to Glacier Point and it's easy it tends to get really crowded. Instead of starting from the trail head parking, I suggest parking at Glacier Point and hiking to Sentinel Dome then to Taft Point. It's a solid day hike and you knock out a few birds with one stone and you keep your parking.

    Claire B completed Taft Point and The Fissures

    about 3 years ago

    Claire B reviewed Mount Hoffman - Yosemite NP, CA

    about 3 years ago

    Mt. Hoffman is a great hike and scramble! The hike to May Lake itself is easy but after that is a wee bit of rock scrambling to the top. There were a few parts where I was apprehensive but that was due to my personal fear of falling. I went in May on the opening day of Tioga Pass and I ran into no one, but during the peak of summer I'd imagine the crowds along the trail to be fairly moderate since it's fairly short.