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    Member Since July 2016

    Enrique Fernandez

    Palo Alto, California 

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    Enrique Fernandez reviewed Mirror Lake Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Enrique Fernandez reviewed Snow Creek Falls Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Gorgeous hike. Many people backpack up this trail. I just did an out-and-back to make it 6 mile hike round trip. Not for people afraid of heights as the numerous switchbacks up the valley wall lend steep views of the valley. Not a very difficult ascent out of the valley.

    Enrique Fernandez completed Snow Creek Falls Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Enrique Fernandez reviewed Valley Floor Loop Trail

    about 2 years ago

    There's no better place in the world to be than in the Yosemite Valley. The Valley Loop Trial provides incredibly heavenly views of nature's magnificence. Best time to venture here is late October-early November or March ( to avoid the masses).

    Enrique Fernandez completed Valley Floor Loop Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Enrique Fernandez reviewed Dogwood Wild Cherry Loop Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Great trail for trail running. It's a beautiful forest to escape from the city for a bit. Heavily wooded area. Not really any vistas. Quite muddy.

    Enrique Fernandez reviewed Wildwood Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Enrique Fernandez completed Wildwood Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Enrique Fernandez reviewed Mount Tabor Loop Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Decent trail for a leisurely stroll or running. Great views of downtown. Worth stopping at park, if visiting PDX. Kid friendly.

    Enrique Fernandez completed Mount Tabor Loop Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Enrique Fernandez reviewed Freel Peak Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Definitely a hard, sandy trail. Also, I tracked the hike as being 6.85 miles total. I did this with a buddy in mid-Aug 2016. The first 1.5 miles of the ascent were smooth, but--until we hit the TRT around 9,600 ft.-- the journey upward was a sandy struggle. Having to constantly stop to dump decomposed granite out of my shoes every few mins until we hit TRT, it took us about 3 hours to get to the peak. Conversely, our descent was ONLY a 50 min slide down the same sandy slope. The views are well worth the hellish struggle up to the "saddle."

    Be sure to bring at least 2 liters of water and a hat. There's not much tree cover towards the peak.

    Note: There's a muddy section of the trail about 1 mile in... I suggest wearing waterproof boots. I made the mistake of wearing running shoes and had to deal with wet shoes (but, I guess, the sandy section of the trail did dry them up quickly).

    Enrique Fernandez reviewed Mount Tallac Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Probably my favorite hike in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Hiking Mt. Tallac ("Great Mountain") is a moderate day hike. The hike provides beautiful views of Lake Tahoe, Freel Peak, Fallen Leaf Lake, and Desolation Wilderness. At a leisurely pace, stopping at both Floating Island and Cathedral Lakes and with 35 mins of lunch at the peak, it's taken me about 5:15 hrs total.

    Recommendations:
    - Bring lots of water (at least 2.5 liters; once past Cathedral Lake, there's really no tree cover);
    - Dress in layers (can be windy at peak);
    - Bring a good hat and shades;
    - Hiking in running shoes can get uncomfortable toward the peak because of the shale rock; I suggest trail running shoes or hiking boots;
    -Sacramento Valley Dwellers, like me, take the hike a comfortable pace. Hiking up to 9,700+ ft. can be a challenge when coming from 0-60 ft. in elev.

    The peak is flooded with adorable chipmunks. I've also seen black bears 2/3 times I've hiked this trail. Be sure to fill out a permit tag at the trailhead.

    Enrique Fernandez completed Mount Tallac Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Enrique Fernandez reviewed Rubicon Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Gorgeous lake views! Trekking along the shore for mostly all the hike. I would highly recommend. Very easy hike.

    Enrique Fernandez completed Rubicon Trail

    about 2 years ago