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    PackGoatMafia (Jason) reviewed Alligator Lake Trail

    15 days ago

    I backpacked this with a scout troop this week (6/9/18). The hike was snow free (except for a couple tiny patches, relatively easy (the last few hundred feet is steep), and beautiful. The fishing was slow for me but one of our scouts did very well. We saw moose and deer. Excellent hike.

    PackGoatMafia (Jason) reviewed Webb Canyon via Bonneville Shoreline Trail

    3 months ago

    I drove to the trail-head location shown in the app. I could see the trail, but there was a sign (see photo) stating this trail-head can only be used by Tanglewood residents and all others must either use Adam's Canyon trail-head or one in Kayesville. I drove to Adam's Canyon and followed several small trails hoping they would lead back to the Webb Canyon Trail. You have to get into Adam's Canyon and take the turn onto the Bonneville Shoreline Trail that crosses the bridge. I didn't make it very far, but will update my review when I do. I just wanted to save others the hassle of going to a private trail-head. (03/13/2018)

    PackGoatMafia (Jason) reviewed Holbrook Canyon Trail

    7 months ago

    The trailhead for Holbrook Canyon is across the street from the Bountiful Temple. While there is no spectacular destination at the end of the trail and it is very similar to many other canyon trails along the Wasatch Front, it is a very enjoyable hike. This trail has many stream crossings, many of which have small bridges and the rest are possible to cross without getting wet as long as you can balance on rocks or logs. There are several sections of the trail that are wet and muddy. The trees provide shade most of the way. The hike does have many short steep climbs and at times there are some steep slopes that fall away from the trail and go down to the river with no railings. Near the top of the trail bushes have grown over parts of the trail. Pants are of benefit if you want to do the last half mile of the trail. The trail peters out after about 3 miles. Some of the best things about this trail is there are lots of nice places to camp. I noticed about 4 spots with tent sites and fire pits and saw several others that would work as well. There are also deer in the canyon. I saw about 6 near the top of the canyon. There are several large rock sections that would be fun to climb around on and explore. The river is very relaxing and beautiful and only makes the camping sites even better.

    PackGoatMafia (Jason) reviewed Browns Hole Trail

    9 months ago

    This is one of those hikes where you will enjoy the journey more than the destination. Brown's Hole is just a muddy hole of brown gross water. However, there is so much to see on this trail. I suspect it would be brutally hot in the summer but the end of September was a perfect time to hike it. It follows the power lines the entire way and has two river crossings which were manageable. I saw moose, deer, beautiful fall leaves, and grouse and the views of the rock cliffs above and the river down below is wonderful. There are a few places to camp along trail and there are lots of Elder Berries along the trail that are now ripe.

    PackGoatMafia (Jason) added Timpooneke

    11 months ago

    PackGoatMafia (Jason) reviewed Amethyst Lake Trail

    12 months ago

    I completed this hike in July of 2017. The first few miles of the trail are wet and muddy but not very steep. The view of the meadows is gorgeous. I would recommend a good pair of waterproof shoes and a walking stick of some kind to help with balance. Once you reach Ostler Fork and turn left towards Amethyst Basin the hike follows the river. It is steep and tiring and while it seems long it flattens out again after less than a mile. Up in the basin there are lots of nice places to camp and several different lakes. I found the small Lake below to be a better place to camp than up at Amethyst as the trees up above are small and sparse. I saw deer and mountain goats up near base of Ostler Peak. If you hear rocks falling up in the cliffs and peaks above look closely and you may spot a mountain goat. They often cause rocks to fall. I fished Amethyst lake for about 2 hours without a bite. Then all of a sudden it got good and every cast for the next 20 minutes yielded a small trout. After that it was dead again.

    PackGoatMafia (Jason) reviewed Drift Creek Falls Trail

    12 months ago

    We completed this hike in June of 2017. I was amazed at how green and beautiful it was. Nothing like the hikes I am used to in Utah. The hike is perfect for kids of all ages. It is down hill most of the way there and then back up hill on return. The bridge and waterfall are well worth the windy drive in and the short hike.

    PackGoatMafia (Jason) completed Baldy Ridge Trail

    about 1 year ago

    PackGoatMafia (Jason) followed Matt Laws

    about 1 year ago

    PackGoatMafia (Jason) reviewed Fifth Water Hot Springs Trail

    about 1 year ago

    We parked at the Fifth Water Trailhead on Diamond Fork Road. The hike was about 2.5 miles and took just over 1 hour to get there. There were about 6 different hot pots to choose from; half were below the waterfall and were half above. The hike was beautiful and there were many great backpacking camps both below and above the springs. The weather was great and the trail was dry and free from snow even with all of the rain and snow we have had in the mountains. There were lots of people at the pools wading and sun bathing, but the rest of the trail didn't feel crowded.

    PackGoatMafia (Jason) completed Hidden Valley Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    PackGoatMafia (Jason) completed Taylor Canyon Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    PackGoatMafia (Jason) completed Malan's Peak Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    PackGoatMafia (Jason) completed Lambs Canyon Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    PackGoatMafia (Jason) completed Rattlesnake Gulch Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    PackGoatMafia (Jason) reviewed Red Castle Lakes Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    If you begin at the trail head and hike to the Lower Red Castle Lake it is only 9 miles in. From there the trail splits you can either head to the East Red Castle Lake up or to Red Castle and Upper Red Castle Lakes. The hike is beautiful and follows a massive meadow most of the way. If you hike in the evening or morning you are very likely to see moose and deer. I also saw lots of elk sign in the lower areas.

    PackGoatMafia (Jason) completed Delicate Arch Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    PackGoatMafia (Jason) completed Emerald Pools Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    PackGoatMafia (Jason) completed Angels Landing Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    PackGoatMafia (Jason) reviewed Peek-a-boo, Spooky, and Brimstone Gulches

    almost 2 years ago

    I have taken my kids on many hikes. This is the one they still remember and talk about all the time. I took my dog as well. I don't recommend taking dogs. Too much climbing and scrambling.