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    Joel Solomons reviewed Park Avenue Trail

    18 days ago

    easy hike that offers a unique perspective of the rock formations in the park. went mid afternoon and was barely anyone else on the trail.

    Joel Solomons reviewed Balanced Rock Loop Trail

    18 days ago

    nice stop off point in between trails at the south and north ends of the park. good view of the la sal mountain range from here too.

    Joel Solomons reviewed Devils Garden Loop Trail with 7 Arches

    18 days ago

    it was cool to see all these arches in a single hike, they're all quite different. it was worth checking out dark angel and hiking the primitive trail as there were less people around as most turn back after seeing 'double o' or even earlier. another hiker warned me of a snake on the primitive trail, didn't see anything though.

    Joel Solomons reviewed Delicate Arch Trail

    18 days ago

    hit the trail before sunrise and was surprised by the amount of other people around. it wasn't too busy but crowds here are unavoidable. there are signs to follow but in the dark they aren't the easiest to find. this is a fairly simple hike, definitely the most impressive arch and is worth checking out.

    Joel Solomons reviewed Fiery Furnace and Surprise Arch

    18 days ago

    best hike in arches! this is like a giant maze/playground for adults, you could spend all day in here so come prepared! super fun but easy to get lost, happened a few times. barely anyone else hiking this area due to permit requirements, bought mine on the same day. this is a must do!

    Joel Solomons completed Park Avenue Trail

    18 days ago

    Joel Solomons completed Delicate Arch Trail

    18 days ago

    Joel Solomons saved Lindmark Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Joel Solomons reviewed Old Caves Crater Trail

    about 1 month ago

    getting to and from the summit is a bit steep but after that the trail is a breeze. views from the top are nice and the caves are cool, kind of hard to miss really, just turn right once you reach the fork at the top of the trail...

    Joel Solomons reviewed Kachina Trail #150

    about 1 month ago

    good mix of terrain on the trail, uphill and downhill sections, lots of wildflowers and some nice views of the area. spotted a mature red necked thorny lizard basking on a rock, there seems to be lots along the trail but not fully developed into adults. watch out for falling trees!!

    Joel Solomons reviewed Lava River Cave

    about 1 month ago

    went early morning, it was quite cold in the cave and nobody else was there, which was kinda cool but a bit scary too. there is no light at all in the cave aside from the entrance, and the air is stale and dry which can lead to dehydration. make sure you go with a buddy or with at least 2 different light sources. this is.not like any other hiking experience and definitely recommend despite feeling a bit disoriented once finished.

    Joel Solomons reviewed South Kaibab Trail to Skeleton Point

    about 1 month ago

    started around noon and not nearly as busy (or hot) as expected especially once past ooh ah point. most of the trail is sand covered stairs, winding down the canyon wall at the start and then extending out into the middle of the canyon, which can be slippery in sections and is the only reason for not being 5 stars. views are incomparable!

    Joel Solomons reviewed Gifford Canyon Trail

    about 1 month ago

    THIS IS NOT A TRAIL!! its basically a make your own adventure hike which happens to follow the creek bed of the gifford canyon. climbing and bush wacking are required. there was nobody else on this "trail" but there were footsteps in the sand which helped navigation and eased the feelings of uncertainty. fun but a bit sketchy.

    Joel Solomons reviewed East Rim Trail to Observation Point

    about 1 month ago

    solid hike that will get the blood pumping on the way up and the reward at the top is worth the work. lots of people and the trail is mostly sand or sand covered rock, not particularly enjoyable on a steep incline/decline.

    Joel Solomons completed Old Caves Crater Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Joel Solomons completed Lava River Cave

    about 1 month ago

    Joel Solomons completed Kachina Trail #150

    about 1 month ago

    Joel Solomons completed Gifford Canyon Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Joel Solomons reviewed Cathedral Rock Loop: Hiline and Templeton Trails

    about 1 month ago

    great hike that provides a fantastic view of the sedona area on all sides. very quiet aside from the templeton to baldwin section and of course the cathedral rock area was very busy. not much shade so bring sun protection.

    Joel Solomons reviewed Ramona Falls Trail

    about 1 month ago

    arrived at the trail head early afternoon and the parking lot was full so waited till there was less cars and then got on the trail. saw a few groups at the start but was quiet the rest of the way. the walk is enjoyable and the falls are sweet! definitely do this counter clockwise.

    Joel Solomons saved Ramona Falls Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Joel Solomons reviewed Tamolitch Blue Pool via McKenzie River Trail

    about 1 month ago

    little effort for large reward. the walk is easy, a few uneven rocky sections but nothing bad and the pool is awesome. started early and was nice and quiet but got busy on the way out.

    Joel Solomons reviewed Garfield Peak Trail

    about 1 month ago

    hiked this before dawn and caught sunrise at the top which was cool to see but it was a bit smoky and couldn't see all of the lake or crater clearly.

    Joel Solomons saved Gimli Ridge

    about 1 month ago

    Joel Solomons saved Chilnualna Falls Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Joel Solomons reviewed Tall Trees Grove Loop Trail

    about 1 month ago

    quiet spot in the park that gives a good look at some awesome redwoods and other big trees, then get sweaty on the way back up!

    Joel Solomons reviewed Chilnualna Falls Trail

    about 1 month ago

    solid hike up to a beautiful viewpoint that has lots of exploration potential and swimming holes. got on the trail around 5pm and only saw a few other groups. lots of annoying flies! there was at least 2 piles of bear poo and on the way back heard 2 large creatures scramble away in the bush so be aware!

    Joel Solomons reviewed Tuolumne Meadows to Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp

    about 1 month ago

    the scenery is great but the trail is basically soft sand the entire way and littered with horse shit. the campground area is a nice place to have lunch and spend some time but gets very busy so get there early or late if you plan on staying the night.

    Joel Solomons reviewed Four Mile Trail

    about 1 month ago

    got on the trail around 830am and there were only a few other groups on the way up, plus a couple on their way down, so it was nice and quiet, and well shaded. there aren't any particularly steep sections, just lots of switchbacks which was surprisingly enjoyable. the view from the top is awesome but lots of people, and on the way back down it was fairly busy. couldn't get a good look at yosemite falls but vernal and nevada falls can be seen from the top.

    Joel Solomons reviewed General Sherman Tree Trail

    about 1 month ago

    easy walk to see some BIG trees. arrived around 730-8am and there were only a few other people but more were coming in on the way out. get here early!!

    Joel Solomons reviewed Moro Rock Trail

    about 1 month ago

    short and sweet! arrived just in time to catch the sun rise which was cool but the light blocked the view of the dividing range to the left. would be a great spot for sunset. please put your rubbish in the bins!

    Joel Solomons completed Moro Rock Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Joel Solomons completed General Sherman Tree Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Joel Solomons completed Tall Trees Grove Loop Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Joel Solomons completed Chilnualna Falls Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Joel Solomons completed Four Mile Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Joel Solomons completed Ramona Falls Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Joel Solomons completed Garfield Peak Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Joel Solomons reviewed Devil's Bridge via Chuck Wagon Trail

    about 1 month ago

    this is an easy, scenic walk in the forest/desert as its mostly flat and is very quiet since most people take the road or head straight to devils bridge. started at 830am and walked clockwise but would recommend going the other way as the devils bridge view point was quite busy around midday.