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    Dan Schaefer reviewed Mineral Ridge National Recreation Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Awesome little hike, and even better views at the top. I took my camera and drone along and filmed the whole thing and the video came out great!

    To get a feel for the hike on an October afternoon, check it out at https://youtu.be/WRBp3njBs6E.

    Or search on YouTube 'Mineral Ridge Idaho' and it'll be the fourth one down. Thanks for checking it out. Hit that subscribe button!

    Dan Schaefer saved Leigh Lake

    about 1 year ago

    Dan Schaefer reviewed Stevens Lakes

    about 1 year ago

    This hike is in my backyard and it's a fairly short drive to the trailhead. I did this again the other day for the 4th time this year. Great hike!

    Here's some summer drone footage when it was smoky to get a better idea of the lakes:

    https://youtu.be/yraAW8G70fM

    Or just search in YouTube my channel name - DanGoodLife and you can find the video. Like and subscribe if you'd like!

    Dan Schaefer reviewed Lone Lake Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Hiked this awesome lake for the second time a couple days ago. Lots and lots of snow October 15, 2017. At most we were trudging through 1.5 feet, however the trail was packed down nicely so it wasn't too bad.

    I took the camera and drone along on this one and filmed the whole thing. For a better feel for the hike and to get an idea, check it out at https://youtu.be/LkkMSA7CxGI

    ..Or search Lone Lake on YouTube and it'll be the third one down. I'd appreciate any feedback so I can make these better.

    Like/subscribe. YouTube channel: DanGoodLife.

    Dan Schaefer saved Tuck and Robin Lakes

    about 1 year ago

    Dan Schaefer reviewed Pulaski Tunnel Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Cool little hike that can be completed in a couple hours! Lots of history.

    For more information and to get a better feel for the hike, I filmed it and threw it on YouTube. https://youtu.be/3twcjuqeDik.
    Follow that link or search for 'Pulaski Trail - Wallace, Idaho.'

    Hit that like button and subscribe as I plan on doing a lot more of these videos!

    Dan Schaefer completed Pulaski Tunnel Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Dan Schaefer reviewed Trout and Big Fisher Lakes Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Great overnight backpacking trip! Took the wrong turn finding the trailhead but that was our falt. Awesome lakes surrounded by high granite peaks of the Selkirk Mountain Range.

    If you're interested in this hike, I made a video of the trip and you can find it at: https://youtu.be/GjWZR1K1Fr4

    Or just search for the lakes on YouTube and you should find it. Leave a thumbs up and subscribe if interested. Lots more to come!

    Dan Schaefer saved Consolation Lakes Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Dan Schaefer saved Eiffel Lake Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Dan Schaefer reviewed Stevens Lakes

    over 1 year ago

    This was my third trip to Steven's, and again it didn't dissapoint. However, it was the first time I had backpacked in and stayed overnight. We went on a Wednesday and had the lakes to ourselves. Other than the thick smoke from the wildfires, it was a great stay.

    Check out my Youtube video for aerial footage of the lakes and the peak! This was all shot using a drone. Leave a thumbs up if you enjoyed! https://youtu.be/yraAW8G70fM

    Dan Schaefer saved Minotaur Lake Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Dan Schaefer saved Lake Oesa Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Dan Schaefer saved Hub Lake and Hazel Lake

    over 1 year ago

    Dan Schaefer saved The Enchantments Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Dan Schaefer saved Colchuck Lake Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Dan Schaefer saved Cracker Lake Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Dan Schaefer saved Cedar Lakes Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Dan Schaefer reviewed Blossom Lakes Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Backpacked this on 06/20/2017 and planned on putting in way more miles than planned. The hike to Lower Blossom is approximately 3.1 miles in with a gradual ascent most of the way up. You follow a small stream on the last small portion of the trail until it opens up and you see the lake itself. There's a few campsites present with good tree blockage from the wind. Our original plan was to camp here overnight and then turn back the next day. This didn't happen. As a spur of the moment decision, we decided to make our way to Pear Lake. So, we jumped the small stream at Lower Blossom and easily found the trail. This trail has some gradual switchbacks for approximately one mile until you come to a marked fork in the road with two signs - one for Upper Blossom Lake and one for Pear Lake. We took Pear and we're glad we did. It was then a fairly steep ascent up to a small finger ridge that went further south east. By this time we hit the snow where there was still three to four feet in some places. We lost the trail even and had to follow Forest Service tree markings and miraculously made it to the lake before dark. We set up camp and stayed the night. I uploaded some pictures of Pear as well. The next morning we scrambled to the ridge line and peak that overlooked Pear Lake. Instead of hiking back down, we walked the ridge line all the way around to the West where we could see both Blossom Lakes and even Revett Lake. We ended up hiking down into Revett and back out to the truck from that trail at the top of Thompson Pass. Overall I believe it was a 14 mile loop or so. Long, but well worth it. This was a great backpack trip for anyone looking to see some awesome scenery.

    Dan Schaefer completed Blossom Lakes Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Dan Schaefer saved Roman Nose Lakes

    over 1 year ago

    Dan Schaefer saved Snowshoe Peak

    over 1 year ago

    Dan Schaefer saved Lake Edna Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Dan Schaefer saved Iceberg Lake Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Dan Schaefer saved High Rock Lookout Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Dan Schaefer saved Jerry Johnson Hot Springs

    almost 2 years ago

    Dan Schaefer saved Gwillim Lakes

    about 2 years ago

    Dan Schaefer saved Gimli Ridge

    about 2 years ago

    Dan Schaefer reviewed Lone Lake Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Very nice trail. Hiked it on November 17th and at most had about 5" of snow to trudge through. The trail is uphill for the whole trail until you reach the slight descent into the lake itself. The snow added a little more challenge, but we were able to make it up without any trouble. Didn't have to deploy the snowshoes, but came close. Overall this is a great trail with a pretty good view to see. Recommend this for anyone looking for a nice day hike or a backpacking trip.

    Dan Schaefer saved Kendall Katwalk Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Dan Schaefer saved Pickle Jar Lakes

    about 2 years ago

    Dan Schaefer saved Harrison Lake via Trail 6

    about 2 years ago

    Dan Schaefer saved Two Mouth Lakes

    about 2 years ago

    Dan Schaefer saved Blossom Lakes Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Dan Schaefer saved Snow Peak

    about 2 years ago