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    Dottie Pratt reviewed Indian Seats Trail Loop

    5 months ago

    Fantastic easy hike. Doing the whole loop gives a decent workout. Shaded. Beautiful view at the observation deck, as well as boulders to climb around.

    Dottie Pratt completed Indian Seats Trail Loop

    5 months ago

    Dottie Pratt reviewed Willow Heights Trail

    5 months ago

    Gorgeous hike. When going up, the right fork is steep and rocky but a shorter ascent, and the left fork is more gradual. We did not see any wildlife but it might have been the wrong time of day for them (late afternoon). We came down a different way than we went up to get the full experience, but we ended up going to the wrong trailhead and had to walk back up the canyon road to get to our car, so that sucked. Apparently we missed the last creek crossing, which you'd think would have been obviously, but oh well. Still a beautiful hike.

    Dottie Pratt completed Willow Heights Trail

    5 months ago

    Dottie Pratt reviewed Goodwin Lake Trail

    6 months ago

    4X4 high clearance vehicle is a must to get to the trailhead. We had to park a mile down the gravel road to get there. That mile was okay as a first mile to this hike, but torturous on our tired feet as the final mile.

    At the hike, a steep first section evens out on the ridge and offers great views of the Tetons. Bugs usually leave me alone, but these bugs were hungry for my flesh and I came away covered in bites. Didn't see any wildlife apart from the bugs and squirrels. There was still a bunch of snow covering the steep final push to the lake, which we weren't prepared for, so unfortunately we didn't finish. Plenty of shade and high enough elevation that it wasn't very hot.

    Dottie Pratt completed Goodwin Lake Trail

    6 months ago

    Dottie Pratt saved Lisa Falls Trail

    6 months ago

    Dottie Pratt reviewed Parley's Historic and Nature Area

    8 months ago

    I pulled into the Tanner Park lot right as a woman discovered her car window had been smashed and a backpack taken. It was a stark reminder that this place is in the middle of the city. I was nervous to leave my car there, but I made sure it was obvious I didn't have anything of value in it and took to the trail.

    Despite that dubious introduction, I love this park. There are several trail options so you can decide whether you want long or short, paved or dirt, shaded or exposed. It is close to I-80, so there is constant road noise. There are also many, many unleashed dogs. I was greeted by several, so if you don't like dogs, maybe steer clear. Despite the amount of dogs I encountered, I didn't notice many piles of excrement left on or near the trails, so most people do their duty. There are signs of homeless living, but again, it is a park in the middle of the city, so what can you expect?

    Dottie Pratt reviewed GSL Shorelands Preserve

    9 months ago

    Not a hike. Nice place for a level stroll or bike ride. Love the architecture of the pavilion, the little fact boards along the way, and the observation tower in the middle of the marsh, which is one of my new favorite places. Though the spring migration is underway, not many birds around yet. Lots of cows, though, including one that had gotten around the fence to greet visitors on the trail and take a dump on the boardwalk. There were some bugs around the observation area, but not enough to bother me. No shade, but the day was cool and cloudy enough that I didn't require a hat.

    Dottie Pratt completed GSL Shorelands Preserve

    9 months ago

    Dottie Pratt reviewed Lamar River Stock Cutoff Trail

    9 months ago

    Not for people unless you want to ford Soda Butte Creek in your boots (or snowshoes as my case was) to get to the pedestrian trail. Go down the road to the Soda Butte Creek footbridge if you want an actual hike. However, a lot of people were stopped in this area for wildlife watching. I only saw bison and moose, but supposedly wolf are often spotted there.

    Dottie Pratt reviewed Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces

    9 months ago

    Groomed and lovely hike. We were alone for most of the hike, a first for any of our Yellowstone visits. The thermal features aren't much to see since everything was covered in feet of snow.

    Dottie Pratt reviewed Mill Creek Pipeline Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Great easy hike in a beautiful canyon, and the multiple trailheads let you decide whether you want a short or a long hike. Trail is VERY narrow in places, so watch out for mountain bikes zooming around the bends. We went on an odd-numbered day when biking is prohibited, but we still had to look out for a few bikes racing along who had no intention of giving us the right of way as instructed by numerous signs. There is no shade anywhere near the western-facing lookout over the valley, so be ready for that if you plan to stick around there for a while, particularly in the afternoon.

    Dottie Pratt completed Mill Creek Pipeline Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Dottie Pratt saved Mill B North Fork Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Dottie Pratt saved Skull Crack Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Dottie Pratt reviewed Lake Blanche Trail

    over 1 year ago

    This hike earns its rating. I found going down even more difficult than going up due to all of the rocks. However, the lakes and view at the top are beautiful, and we saw a moose couple wading through the water. I recommend going early because there's not much shade from the afternoon sun.

    Dottie Pratt completed Lake Blanche Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Dottie Pratt reviewed Dog Lake Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Beautiful area with plenty of shade and high enough altitude to escape the intense summer heat in the valley. One of the most lush trails I've done in Utah. Went up Big Water Trail (longer but fewer steep inclines) and down Little Water Trail (steep but a mile shorter to get back to trailhead). For someone not in amazing physical shape, I recommend that routing.

    Dottie Pratt completed Dog Lake via Big Water Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Dottie Pratt reviewed Dooly Knob Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Bugs were not nearly as bad as expected. Zero shade throughout, so even though it's not a very long hike, bring more water than you expect to need. I had 2L in my hydropac and ran out shortly after reaching the top. Even though it was a hot and sunny day, the wind from the lake gave my sweaty bare arms chills, so I'd suggest longer sleeves.

    Dottie Pratt completed Dooly Knob Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Dottie Pratt reviewed Monument Geyser Basin Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Still covered in knee-deep snow, so with the steep grade, it was an extremely difficult hike for its length. There are a couple of nice views along the way, but the geyser basin once you get up there is lame.

    Dottie Pratt completed Monument Geyser Basin Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Dottie Pratt reviewed Draper Suspension Bridge

    over 1 year ago

    Great short trail. The bridge is more wobbly than I expected, which I love but someone who needs more stability might hate.

    Dottie Pratt reviewed Rocky Mouth Falls Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Super easy and quick hike. Who knew there was a waterfall back there? My boyfriend didn't, and he's lived in the area most of his life.

    Dottie Pratt completed Rocky Mouth Falls Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Dottie Pratt reviewed Ensign Peak Trail and Overlook

    over 1 year ago

    I thought this was going to be a super easy hike from the description, more like a nice walk with some hills, but it's definitely a hike to the ensign. Short enough that it can be done in most types of weather. It gets really windy at the top, but you gotta love the view of the valley.

    Dottie Pratt reviewed The Living Room Trail

    over 1 year ago

    My favorite SLC-area hike so far. It's a bit tricky figuring out which trail is the right one, but there were enough people around I just followed the majority, figuring most people were there for this hike. Thank goodness I was right. Felt to me much longer than a mile up, but the elevation gain probably made it feel that way. Lots of dogs, lots of families. I wouldn't do this hike on a really hot day since there's very little shade, or on a wet day since there would be some slippery slopes to deal with. Bring lots of water in any case. The "living room" and the view are well worth the hike.

    Dottie Pratt completed The Living Room Lookout Trail

    over 1 year ago