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    Member Since August 2011

    Gregory Daly

    South San Francisco, California 

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    Gregory Daly reviewed Box Elder Peak Trail

    15 days ago

    i did this solo today, but as a loop. to the peak as shown on route map, then down the south ridge (very steep and loose rocky) to connect with the box elder trail. i did not bring a gps so i cant vouch for the distance, but car-to-car was 7.5 hours, and my legs feel quite toasty. I suspect it is about 2 miles more than an out-and-back and a good amount more gain. the box elder trail is overgrown in many spots; suggest wearing long pants (i didn't and my legs are scratched up). the views are super, especially of timp, utah lake, lone peak, pfeifferhorn, red baldy. but the peak was swarmed with flying ants and other ants that bite. very unpleasant; i stayed for only about 5 mins before they ran me off.

    Gregory Daly completed Box Elder Peak Trail

    15 days ago

    Gregory Daly reviewed White Pine Lake Trail

    30 days ago

    the lake this morning delivered an ansel adams quality photo. or a bob ross happy world painting. trail is in excellent shape.

    Gregory Daly completed White Pine Lake Trail

    30 days ago

    Gregory Daly reviewed Static Peak

    30 days ago

    trail is in excellent shape. views are breathtaking up top. beware the climb at the lake on the return. it will gas you.

    Gregory Daly completed Static Peak

    30 days ago

    Gregory Daly reviewed Mount Raymond via Alexander Basin Trail

    about 1 month ago

    cool morning with lots of wet vegetation that totally soaked boots and socks. the last 1/2 mile before the baker pass saddle had amazing fields of wildflowers. the peaks are spectacular with very serious 360 views. the descent in Alexander basin is very steep. had a moose encounter just above the bowman fork trail junction. big ole bullwinkle just grazed and then laid down about 10 meters off trail, kept a big eye on me as i slowly passed by. 5 stars for sure!

    Gregory Daly reviewed Alexander Basin Loop via Gobblers Knob, Bowman Fork, White Fur Pass

    about 1 month ago

    this is a great hike. i added mt. raymond, which adds about 1 very interesting mile and ~900' gain. cool morning with lots of wet vegetation that totally soaked boots and socks.
    the last 1/2 mile before the baker pass saddle had amazing fields of wildflowers. the peaks are spectacular with very serious 360 views. the descent in Alexander basin is very steep. had a moose encounter just above the bowman fork trail junction. big ole bullwinkle just grazed and then laid down about 10 meters off trail, kept a big eye on me as i slowly passed by. 5 stars for sure!

    Gregory Daly reviewed Upper Bells Canyon Trail

    about 1 month ago

    i agree with preceding post that it feels longer than alltrails says. it's a workout for sure. the trail is a bit light at times, but i did not have trouble with it. pay attention and you will do fine. cairns are in very convenient locations. snow is 99.99% gone on trail. i did about a 6 hour round trip, with a long break at the reservoir. the reservoir is very pretty, the creek is still running strong with really nice cascades. however, no great vistas on this one.

    Gregory Daly completed Upper Bells Canyon Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Gregory Daly reviewed Kessler Peak Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Giggled at the writeup below with the emphatic language about the steepness of this hike.

    Yes, it is steep. No joke. Your legs will tell you so. And you will believe them.

    The trail is pretty easy to follow. Some deadfall on trail. One 6ft long snow patch. Summit is very nice and is worth the effort.

    Gregory Daly completed Kessler Peak Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Gregory Daly reviewed Reynold's Peak via Mill D North

    2 months ago

    a fairly short hike that will be easy for fit hikers. the 2.5 mi walk to dog lake climbs gently. from the lake to the peak it is steep, but not crazy steep, and only for about 10 mins walking time and maybe 700' of elevation gain. the summit views are really good.

    Gregory Daly reviewed Butler Fork and Desolation Trail to Mount Raymond

    2 months ago

    this was a beautiful hike. perfect conditions. just a very minor snow patch remains, but is easily skirted then crossed. the ridge scramble will hold your attention. the views atop are spectacular. add gobblers knob and circle all for a fun triple (ok, circle all hardly qualifies as a pit stop on the way down).

    Gregory Daly reviewed Sawmill Trail

    3 months ago

    steep, but nice hike. a bit overgrown after the creek crossings (~7,000 ft), but easy to follow red-tag trail markers. encountered a large slide/ rockfall and snowfield at about 8,500 ft that obliterated trail and ended my climb. by then i was pretty tired so it was easy to say "enough for today".

    Gregory Daly completed Sawmill Trail

    3 months ago

    Gregory Daly reviewed Enniss Peak via Cherry Canyon

    3 months ago

    Did this route on 6/13, but modified with cross-over to Draper Ridge atop Cherry Cyn at about 8400 elev. Early morning start beat the heat. It is a steep, steady climb, with only an occasional gentle grade. At top of Cherry Cyn the cross trail to Draper Ridge still has a large snowfield. Better choice is x-country maintaining elevation or slightly gaining until hit Draper Ridge trail. Picking through brush is not too hard. South face of peak is generally snow free. Top of Jacobs Ladder trail looks in rough shape.