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    Elisabeth Anne saved Corner Canyon

    2 days ago

    Elisabeth Anne saved Mesa Arch Trail

    10 months ago

    Elisabeth Anne saved False Kiva Trail

    11 months ago

    Elisabeth Anne reviewed Kays Creek South Fork Trail

    11 months ago

    If you're looking for the Fernwood Cabin (not to be confused with Adam's Cabin, which is in the same general area, but accessed primarily via the Adam's Canyon trail head), then this is the ideal location to begin your hike. It can be accessed via other routes that connect to this trail, but for the sake of preventing confusion, I recommend beginning at the Fernwood Recreation parking lot. I knew this cabin existed, I just had a somewhat difficult time finding any solid info online regarding it as the single in-an-out destination alone, by itself. About halfway up to Thurston Peak, there is a trail that veers off to the right into some trees. I missed it entirely, climbing an extra 1000+ft. before realizing I must've passed it already lol (d'oh!). On the way back down, I watched more closely for any signs of the cabin, and sure enough... had I been paying closer attention in the first place, I probably would have noticed it before. Depending on the season, you can see the green roof of the cabin peeking through the trees. It's a pretty run down little cabin, in fact its completely missing an entire wall. Kinda creepy, but still super cool none the less. This trail is very steep, particularly once you've passed the cabin (this is why I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars - I am not a fan of super steep lol). It goes without saying that bringing plenty of water is a must, especially during the afternoon/evening hours. Also, beware of rattlesnakes! This trail is riddled with them. However, if you don't bother them, they're just fine with your presence and won't bite you if you just walk around them (imagine that!). Again, not a favorite of mine, but it's one that I can now cross off the bucket list.

    Elisabeth Anne reviewed Cassidy Arch Trail

    11 months ago

    Super fun hike! My imagination kept thinking about what it must've been like for Butch Cassidy to scramble up and around on the rocks and cliffs to reach his "secret hideout." Went at about 10:00am, and reached the arch by 11:15. Once at the top, I lingered quite a while to take photos and explore a bit, but stayed too long, as I was intending to beat the afternoon sun -- that didn't happen lol. Despite all the water I took, I drank ALL of it, and still managed to get a mild case of heat stroke. There's not much shade once noon hits, so I recommend going early morning, so you can have plenty of time to explore around at the arch, and get back down at a reasonable time before the desert heat gets too intense. So much fun though!! I absolutely loved it and plan to do it again someday soon. FYI: the trail has several spots towards the end that are bit confusing, but there are cairns scattered about to help guide you in the right direction. Watch closely for them, as some are a bit hard to find.

    Elisabeth Anne completed Cassidy Arch Trail

    11 months ago

    Elisabeth Anne saved Green Leaf Trail Loop

    about 1 year ago

    Elisabeth Anne saved Greenleaf Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Elisabeth Anne saved Donut Falls Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Elisabeth Anne followed Christina Fawn

    over 1 year ago

    Elisabeth Anne reviewed Leatherwood Loop Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Despite the occasional spots of mud and a few spots where the trail was a bit confusing to relocate, it was a great little hiking/walking trail. The lake was calm, and we only came across a few other hikers along the way with their dogs. The frogs were cool, although we didn't see them, we certainly did hear them! I would imagine this is a bit more crowded or busy during the late spring and summer months, but it was perfect for late winter too. Took a detour behind the dam for a few minutes (about 30) to explore around, and take some pictures. It was fun!!

    Elisabeth Anne completed Leatherwood Loop Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Elisabeth Anne added Lake Leatherwood

    over 1 year ago

    Elisabeth Anne saved Devil's Kitchen Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Elisabeth Anne completed Navajo Loop Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Elisabeth Anne reviewed Mount Ellinor Trail Summer Route

    over 1 year ago

    This trail was absolutely stunning. I'm very much used to a drier climate being from Utah, so it was a pleasant and refreshing change from the norm of desert landscapes. We went in mid-November, and it was a clear day for the most part, but clouds would periodically pass overhead, and it drizzled on us several times. But we never got soaked. However, the air itself was very wet, and even though it was in the low 50s, by the end of the hike it had chilled me through to the bone. So be sure to dress appropriately depending on the forecast. Also, we had a fairly difficult time locating the trail head, as this NP does not have a park entrance (that we could see) or any park rangers. You do need to pay a fee to park at the limited space lot, which we were at the TOP lot (mid-trail). There is also a lower lot about 1 or 2 miles down. So make sure you take a map in case you have trouble locating it. We never made it all the way to the top, as we wanted to beat the setting sun. But the higher up we got, the more incredible the views. We definitely plan to do this trail again someday, from the lower lot. We will also give ourselves more time, because I stopped at nearly every view point to take pictures lol. Incredible place for sure!

    Elisabeth Anne completed Mount Ellinor Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Elisabeth Anne reviewed Lake Blanche Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    My first time on this trail -- what a beauty!! Especially now with the fall colors in full force. NOW is the time to get out and enjoy this trail while the temps are comfortable!! Despite the fact that there were a ton of people on the trail, by the time we reached the top, we were able to explore a more spread out area and there still weren't a ton of people even for a lovely Saturday afternoon. We took note of several different camp spots as we intend to go back up the following spring for a weekend adventure. This destination is definitely a perfect playground for sure. Loved it!!

    Elisabeth Anne completed Lake Blanche Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Elisabeth Anne added Track - Sep 17, 05:23 PM

    almost 2 years ago

    Elisabeth Anne reviewed Navajo Loop and Queen's Garden Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Super fun hike with incredible views galore!! I don't think I've ever taken so many pictures on a trail before lol. It took me a total of about 2 hours to complete because I had to keep stopping for more photos and videos. And despite the fact that it was a holiday weekend, the trail wasn't too overwhelmingly crowded, surprisingly. Sure, there were lots of people, but there were no "traffic jams" to speak of. Will definitely be back to explore some more after tourist season dies down a bit. The only hard part of this trail was the fairly steep incline section on the last leg of the trail leading up to Sunrise Point. But honestly, that really wasn't that bad, either. Wish I'd had more time to explore the rest of the park yesterday, luckily I live close enough that I can go back visit again during a weekend!