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    Jim Ordway added mc

    2 months ago

    Jim Ordway updated Bunsen Peak

    over 2 years ago

    Jim Ordway updated Bunsen Peak

    over 2 years ago

    Jim Ordway added Oregon Coast

    almost 3 years ago

    Jim Ordway added Corvallis Area

    almost 3 years ago

    Jim Ordway completed Lighthouse Trail

    almost 3 years ago

    Jim Ordway added Columbia River Gorge

    almost 3 years ago

    Jim Ordway completed Beverly Beach State Park Campground

    almost 3 years ago

    Jim Ordway reviewed Horsetail and Triple Falls

    almost 3 years ago

    This is a nice hike with some elevation gain. Walking behind the Falls was a highlight, very cool. Above Triple Falls there are some nice boulders that we enjoyed traversing before returning. There are a few areas with very loose rock, but nothing too serious.

    We started the hike at the Horsetail Falls trailhead and returned via the Triple Falls trailhead and walked back via the Scenic Highway. There is a tunnel the trail along the road goes through, but at points there is no trail and we had to walk on the road.

    I did this hike with my wife, 20-year old son and 10-year old son. My wife and used trekking poles and found them helpful. The boys used pure youthfulness and had no issues.

    Jim Ordway saved Tam McArthur Rim Trail

    almost 3 years ago

    Jim Ordway followed Jeff Miller

    almost 3 years ago

    Jim Ordway followed Breck Tuttle

    almost 3 years ago

    Jim Ordway followed Alan Bourne

    almost 3 years ago

    Jim Ordway followed Doug Neidholdt

    almost 3 years ago

    Jim Ordway completed Little Crater Lake Trail

    almost 3 years ago

    Jim Ordway reviewed Little Crater Lake Trail

    almost 3 years ago

    I love this place! We usually start out at Little Crater Lake and hike the PCT over to Timothy Lake. Really a great hike, beautiful trail and the scenery is awesome.

    Jim Ordway reviewed Bunsen Peak

    almost 3 years ago

    We started this hike early in the morning. We did not go directly out and back as in the description for the hike. From the top of Bunsen Peak we continued off the backside and continued down to Osprey Falls returning via the road to Osprey Falls. It was a strenuous hike, especially the hike in and out of the canyon to see Osprey Falls.

    The hike up to Bunsen Peak has some spectacular views of the surrounding area. You can see the Mammoth Hot Springs area and all of the people way down there. It is amazing that with just a little effort and some hiking all of the crowds just vanish. We encountered one lone hiker descending from Bunsen Peak, a group of 4 that were on the top and absolutely nobody on the backside until reaching Osprey Falls.

    I did this hike with my wife, 10-year old son and 14-year old niece. It was difficult and I would not suggest having kids do this unless they are used to some serious hiking. My son was riding a scooter around the campground not too long after the hike, so he still had energy...oh to be young!!

    Jim Ordway completed Bunsen Peak

    almost 3 years ago

    Jim Ordway reviewed Osprey Falls Trail

    almost 3 years ago

    We didn't hike directly to Osprey Falls, we went via Bunsen Peak than descended down towards Osprey Falls meeting up with that trail just before the "Warning" sign. The hike in and out of the canyon to Osprey Falls is brutal on the legs, especially after hiking up to Bunsen Peak, but is doable and well worth the pain and effort.

    If I was to do this hike again I would still do it via Bunsen Peak even though it is very strenuous. Walking through a forest that must have been burned at extremely high heat because it is still barren almost 25 years after the fire. The views on this hike are amazing, and we saw only 5 hikers from the trailhead up and over Bunsen Peak. There were 2 hikers at Osprey Falls and a we did see a few on the way out. There are two Yellowstone experiences, one is around the lodges/big attractions, and the other is back country. If you want to get away from the crowds get on the trails!

    Jim Ordway completed Osprey Falls Trail

    almost 3 years ago

    Jim Ordway reviewed Phelps Lake Trail

    almost 3 years ago

    This was an awesome hike in an absolutely gorgeous area. We just happened to get there right before a Ranger led hike started and since they intentionally keep the groups small we decided to go on that. It was very informative and the Ranger showed photos of what it once looked like when it was a Dude Ranch back in the day.

    The restrooms that are located near the main building are amazing. I mean seriously, I am writing about restrooms! They are worth checking out even if you don't have to use the bathroom.