Join the largest community of outdoor enthusiasts.

Get Started
  • Stats
  • Activity
  • Completed
  • Recordings
  • Lists
  • Reviews
  • Photos
  • Profile
  • Recent Activity

    Jason Hayman updated Alpine Tunnel Trail

    24 days ago

    Jason Hayman reviewed Mount Herman Trail

    about 1 month ago

    This is a short and fun out & back with nice views as a reward. A couple of things to note. There a couple of challenging sections, the first is steep scree while the second is steep & rocky. And second thing to note, the trail begins to split & fracture near the top and it becomes easier to stray from the main path. All in all a good hike I've taken my small kids up a few times. If you're especially lucky you may find folks paragliding off the summit.

    Jason Hayman completed Mount Herman Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Jason Hayman saved Palmer Lake Loop

    5 months ago

    Jason Hayman followed Scott Campbell

    about 1 year ago

    Jason Hayman reviewed Monument Rock

    about 1 year ago

    This an easy, mostly flat trail with wide paths. Its good for a stroll, run, or bike ride. There are lots of connecting trails you can piece together for any length you'd like.

    Jason Hayman completed Monument Rock

    about 1 year ago

    Jason Hayman reviewed Barr Trail to Barr Camp

    about 1 year ago

    The issues mentioned here about parking are real, as are the crowds you'll see in the first 2 miles or so. You'll pay to park on the street anywhere in Manitou Spgs, or you'll pay $20/day to park at the trailhead. There is free parking at Memorial Park in town and a free shuttle that'll take you to the trail head (more info at https://manitousprings.org/manitou-springs-free-shuttle-service/). If you choose to walk from the free parking area, it'll add about a mile in each direction.

    The trail itself is a series of switchbacks for the first 3 miles or so then it straightens out and is quite nice. It passes thru a couple of different micro climates as it wanders to and from a stream. Barr camp is a nice resting point if you're on the way to the peak or on an out and back. You can also stay the night here in your own tent, a lean-to, or a cabin. Coming back down the trail offers some great views east toward Colorado Springs and the plains beyond.

    Is it crowded? Sure is, for the first 1/3. So, choose a weekday and go early in the morning around sunup and you'll get the best part of the day there.

    Jason Hayman completed Barr Trail to Barr Camp

    about 1 year ago

    Jason Hayman reviewed Tour du Mont Blanc

    over 1 year ago

    Absolutely one of the best hikes in the world. I've hiked/backpacked in Costa Rica, Kenya, Tanzania, Croatia, Nepal, Japan, Peru, Hawaii, and throughout Colorado. I would hike the TMB again any year.

    My wife and I took 8 days to complete the tour, staying in refuges along the way. It was every bit as beautiful, poetic, peaceful, and exhilarating as we had hoped for. There are plenty of in depth descriptions online. You can hike with as much or as little support as you like. (We put our own trip together from A to Z.)

    My advice to you is to go do it. Book your plane tickets this month and make it happen. You'll not be disappointed.

    Jason Hayman completed Tour du Mont Blanc

    over 1 year ago

    Jason Hayman reviewed Fox Run Loop Trail

    over 1 year ago

    This trail system is a bit hidden in the park and feels bigger than it is - at least the first few times you explore it. For being in a very popular park it's not crowded in my experience. It's mostly, if not all, shaded in by the pine trees of the forest with a frequent ups and downs. Great for a quick run or walk through the woods.

    Jason Hayman completed Fox Run Loop Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Jason Hayman reviewed Paint Mines Trail

    over 1 year ago

    This is an easy walk with little elevation gain/loss. It's fun to scramble around and explore the coves, nooks, and crannies. My young kids especially loved the exploring and the nearby windmills.

    Other notes: There are bathrooms at the main trailhead and a few benches scattered throughout. There are no trees at all, only grasslands and shrubs; so you will be exposed to whatever wind and sun there are on that day.

    Jason Hayman completed Paint Mines Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Jason Hayman completed Mount Rishiri Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Jason Hayman updated Mount Rishiri

    over 2 years ago

    Jason Hayman updated Mount Rishiri

    over 2 years ago

    Jason Hayman updated Mount Rishiri

    over 2 years ago

    Jason Hayman updated Mount Rishiri

    over 2 years ago

    Jason Hayman updated Mount Rishiri

    over 2 years ago

    Jason Hayman updated Mount Rishiri

    over 2 years ago

    Jason Hayman updated Mount Rishiri

    over 2 years ago

    Jason Hayman updated Mount Rishiri

    over 2 years ago

    Jason Hayman updated Mount Rishiri

    over 2 years ago

    Jason Hayman updated Mount Rishiri

    over 2 years ago

    Jason Hayman updated Mount Rishiri

    over 2 years ago

    Jason Hayman reviewed Na Pali Coast (Kalalau) Trail

    over 2 years ago

    This is a hike for your life list. We went here based partly on an Outside magazine article naming this one of the most dangerous trails. And we were already in Hawaii. Challenge accepted.

    It was more difficult that we imagined. There is a lot of elevation gain and loss compressed into a relatively short distance. And there are definitely some sketchy sections. There are a couple of river crossings that you definitely want to wait on in rainy times (there are no bridges). And there is a section of angled gravelly trail where a misstep would send you off a cliff and into the ocean way below.

    All that being said, I would definitely go back. The scenery is stunning and camping on the beach and green valley at trail's end is idyllic. This is an epic hike you must do,

    Jason Hayman reviewed Palmer Lake Reservoir Trail

    over 2 years ago

    This is a fun short hike, up to the reservoir and back. You begin on a trail through pine trees and soon join an access road. This part is a bit steep, but not too much. If you want, you could keep going past the 2nd larger reservoir. Not too far beyond you'll link up to Balanced Rock Rd and multiple trail options leading to Chautauqua Mtn, Limbaugh Canyon, Mt Herman, and other good hikes.