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    D.J. Todd saved Rincon Beach

    26 days ago

    D.J. Todd completed Cedar Creek Falls Trail

    about 1 month ago

    D.J. Todd reviewed Cedar Creek Falls Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Great hike if planned well. The elevation change is gradual, so you can easily do six miles in two hours. Make sure you buy a pass online or you won’t be able to reach the falls. This hike is almost always monitored by rangers. Go in the winter or spring after it rains, but not after a torrential downpour or you will have a tough time crossing the river. Watch for rattlesnakes. My dog and I almost stepped on one yesterday, and I’ve run across rattlesnakes two of three times I’ve done this hike. The ranger also reported mountain lions on the trail this week. Dogs are allowed as long as the weather is cool and they are on leash.

    D.J. Todd reviewed Corte Madera Mountain Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Moderate hike with some impressive views throughout. Spring is definitely the right time for this hike, although it would have been even better after some rain. The creek is currently dry, but there are plenty of wildflowers and butterflies in the area.

    D.J. Todd completed Corte Madera Mountain Trail

    about 1 month ago

    D.J. Todd completed Iron Mountain Trail

    5 months ago

    D.J. Todd saved Morena Butte Trail

    5 months ago

    D.J. Todd reviewed Cattail Cove

    6 months ago

    Cool wash and cove to explore. Start on the north side of the highway in the large dirt lot, then hike down to the wash and under the highway through the drainage tube. There is no real trail until the very end, so just follow the wash to the lake. There is a 10’ dry waterfall about halfway through. If you have a dog, you’ll need to backtrack a bit and hike through the adjacent wash. We were able to get our dog back up the waterfall with two people helping her. Once you reach the heavy brush in wash, climb up on the rocks to the west. You’ll find a trail that will take you all the way out the point where there are some nice little beaches. The payoff is pretty good for an easy hike.

    D.J. Todd completed Cattail Cove

    6 months ago

    D.J. Todd completed Peralta Trail

    7 months ago

    D.J. Todd reviewed Tom's Thumb Trail

    7 months ago

    D.J. Todd completed Tom's Thumb Trail

    7 months ago

    D.J. Todd saved Laguna Torre

    7 months ago

    D.J. Todd reviewed Waipio Valley Trail

    8 months ago

    More of a walk down and then up a very steep, paved road. There is a fork at the bottom of the road. Make sure you check out both sides of the fork. If you go up the valley about a quarter mile, you can get a good view of a large but inaccessible waterfall (on private property). Going right at the fork takes you to the black sand beach. There are pretty great waves at the beach if you surf or body surf. You can drive down the road if you have a vehicle with 4wd.

    D.J. Todd reviewed Kilauea Iki Trail and Crater Rim Trail

    8 months ago

    Not the prettiest hike, but very interesting geologically.

    D.J. Todd reviewed Troll Tunga Hike

    9 months ago

    Absolutely stunning. We flew to Norway for this one, and it didn't disappoint. Parking at the new lot up the hill shaves a few kilometers and is totally worthwhile. Start VERY early, as lines form for photos during the summer. We only waited 10-15 minutes in September, but we heard stories of 4+ hour waits in August. Check out the unmarked waterfall below the dam too. If you are an experienced hiker and you start early, you can finish this hike in six hours. We started at 6:30am, spent an hour at the top, and finished before 2pm.

    D.J. Todd reviewed Preikestolen Trail

    9 months ago

    If this hike were just about anywhere else, I would give it 5-stars. This one is great, but it just doesn't compare to Trolltunga or Kjerag. If you do this one, make sure you hike up above Pulpit Rock and do the loop trail. There are far fewer people and the views are much better than on the rock itself.

    D.J. Todd completed Trolltunga Trail

    10 months ago

    D.J. Todd saved Laugavegur Trail

    11 months ago

    D.J. Todd reviewed Little Lakes Valley to Gem Lakes

    11 months ago

    So many beautiful lakes, streams, meadows, and wildflowers that you start to become desensitized to them. This is only a five-star hike if you go all the way to the last (and best) Gem Lake, which requires some off trail excursions across snow and overflowing creeks. We definitely needed GPS for the last half-mile. The hike is easy and therefore a bit overcrowded for the first two miles from the parking lot. Make sure you bring LOTS of bug repellent if you start early. The mosquitoes were more manageable when we returned at 11am.

    D.J. Todd reviewed South Tufa Loop Trail

    11 months ago

    This is definitely an informative walk rather than a hike, but cool to see nonetheless.

    D.J. Todd completed South Tufa Loop Trail

    11 months ago

    D.J. Todd reviewed Moraine Lake Shoreline Trail

    11 months ago

    More of a walk than a hike, but this is arguably the prettiest lake I've ever seen.

    D.J. Todd completed Moraine Lake Shoreline Trail

    11 months ago

    D.J. Todd reviewed Plain of the Six Glaciers Trail

    11 months ago

    Lake Louise is obviously gorgeous, but the glaciers at the end of the hike are equally impressive.