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    Francie Skinner reviewed Tipsoo Peak Trail

    over 1 year ago

    A nice hike on September 10, 2016. We went to the top to see amazing views of Mt. Thielsen, Howlock Mt., Mt. Bailey, Diamond Peak, Cowhorn and more. After a short lunch, 3 of us decided to make our way down the side of Tipsoo and across the meadow to the high point of the PCT for the states of Oregon and Washington. We followed our GPS devices back to the trail and back down.

    Francie Skinner completed Tipsoo Peak Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Francie Skinner reviewed Lower Table Rock Trail

    over 1 year ago

    4-9-2017 I have hiked this trail many times. The flowers are great this time of year. The poison oak is also starting to show up all over the place. I am very sad to see that someone has destroyed the door lock to one of the bathrooms. There is a trash can available at the start of the trail, but unfortunately there was a lot of trash on the bathroom floors.

    Francie Skinner completed Nannie Creek Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Francie Skinner completed Takelma Gorge

    almost 2 years ago

    Francie Skinner completed Cold Spring Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Francie Skinner completed Brown Mountain Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Francie Skinner completed Knob Falls Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Francie Skinner saved Coffee Pot Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Francie Skinner followed Katherine Sears

    about 2 years ago

    Francie Skinner completed Fall Creek Falls Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Francie Skinner reviewed Weaver's Needle Loop Trail

    over 2 years ago

    I solo hiked this on 4-9-2016. I started at 7:10 am it was 60 degrees and finished at 2:30 pm and it was 83 degrees. I went counterclockwise starting on the Bluff Springs trail for about 2.5 miles, then the Terrapin trail for 3 miles, then the Dutchman's trail for about a mile then headed back on Peralta. My hike tracker had it as 13.55 miles. I was told that since I am not used to such heat I needed to carry extra water. I took 6 liters plus two 8 oz bottles, I only needed 3 liters. I also ate 1 shotblok every mile. I stopped for lunch when I was at about the 7.5 mile mark. No shade at this point, but a big cloud covered the sun just long enough for me to enjoy the coolness. The sun is no joke here. I wore a T-shirt and a long sleeve white shirt. I rolled the sleeves up a bit and put on sunscreen. I sunburned through the shirt below the arm of the t-shirt and above where I put on the sunscreen on. I only encountered 5 people by the time I got to the Dutchman's trail and then I met 2 people there. Only 1 man farther out on Peralta. When i started getting to the more popular place, there were several people. I took 191 photographs and was lucky to see many of the cactus in bloom.
    I HIGHLY RECOMMEND A GREEN TRAIL MAP: 2829S Superstition Wilderness

    Francie Skinner completed Weaver's Needle Loop Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Francie Skinner reviewed Castle Dome Trail

    almost 3 years ago

    Perfect weather for hiking on 2-21-2016. We started at the parking area off the Soda Creek exit 726 of I-5. We started on the PCT and connected to the Dome Trail. The trail is well maintained and we didn't have any snow until we were in the more rocky sections. Some of the time there was about 4 inches of snow. It was still very easy to see where we needed to go. We climbed to the rock beside the main dome rock and had lunch. Amazing views the entire time we were in the Castle Crag Wilderness. This hike ended up being 8.98 miles

    Francie Skinner completed Castle Dome Trail

    almost 3 years ago

    Francie Skinner reviewed Wagner Butte Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Hiked this trail 3-30-2014 in the snow. It was amazing. There were times we trudged through snow that was over a foot deep. Some of the time it was snowing. Great rewards at the top with wonderful views. Also hiked this on 7-9-2014 and 5-30-2015.

    Francie Skinner reviewed Devil's Peak

    about 3 years ago

    Hiked on October 31, 2015. Total miles hiked was 11.5 miles out and back. The sky was full of clouds and there were strong wind gusts in the saddles and on top of Devils Peak. Great views of Alta, North, Middle, South, Grass and Cliff lakes. The trail is in good condition and s pretty well signed. There are trails that lead to King Spruce Springs, Alta Lake and Cliff Lake. You can see Frog Lake to your right and is only a short distance from the trail. The lake was very low. As you continue on you can look up to your right, you will see Venus, Jupiter and Lucifer Peaks. Your journey will take you to the PCT where you hike for a very short distance before you head up the hill on the left to the top of Devils Peak. It was so windy that I had to set up my camera and mini tripod down in the rocks and support it with my gloves to hold it in place while I took a picture or my friend Dawn and myself. We only encountered 2 people hiking out from their backpacking trip into Alta Lake.

    Francie Skinner completed Devil's Peak

    about 3 years ago