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    Julie Bell saved Saint-Julien

    2 months ago

    Julie Bell saved Ochre Trail

    2 months ago

    Julie Bell completed Soldier Pass Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Julie Bell reviewed Whistler Train Wreck

    about 3 years ago

    Fun day exploring in Whistler area, the trail in on the train tracks was a little unsettling, there are parts where you just have to hope there's no train coming as you scurry through as quickly as possible. Just about 30 seconds after we went through one of these sections, we heard a whistle and saw a train coming full speed! The hiking through the trees though made the train tracks worth it, and once you get to the train wreck it's basically forgotten. Exploring the wreck site was fun, and we even walked another hour or so beyond on the trail. Encountered some mountain bikers, this trail is super technical for biking, these guys were beasts. There's lots of cool wooden bridges for the bikes. The whole thing feels like you're in the ewok forest. Highly recommend this hike if you can run fast on train tracks!

    Julie Bell completed Whistler Trainwreck Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Julie Bell reviewed Hidden Canyon Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Julie Bell completed Hidden Canyon Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Julie Bell completed Angels Landing Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Julie Bell reviewed Hauula Loop Trail

    over 3 years ago

    We did this hike in mid October 2014, sorry for the late review. I remember it taking about 2 hours or so, we went at a very leisurely pace as my husband likes to take pictures of everything :) I left with about 20 mosquito bites, but I'm pretty sure it's because we were stopping so much. Also, whatever fruit comes from those types of trees were dropping during this time of the year and rotting all over the place. Walking through large clouds (seriously) of those little flies all over the rotting fruit was kind of gross, and i'm not a girly-girl. Anyway. .. we went left at the first fork (not over the tree) and went around that way, so the cool vista views were towards the end of the hike - it was a nice little reward. Overall, the trail is not too demanding, I even remember seeing a few runners.

    Julie Bell completed Hauula Loop Trail

    about 4 years ago

    Julie Bell saved Maakua Ridge Trail

    about 4 years ago

    Julie Bell reviewed Maggie Lakes

    about 4 years ago

    Completed it this weekend as a backpack, spent the night at the northernmost lake. It was a challenge both ways, but doable - slow and steady. I was with a large group (15), it took us 5 hours to get to the lake, then we decided to summit North Maggie Mtn at just over 10K ft. (approx 3.5 rt from camp) Well worth it - the views were epic. Afternoon clouds were rolling in as we got to the summit and we made it about half way back down before the thunderstorm started. .. we cooled off with some rain and hail, and it cleared up shortly after we got back to camp. The weather was perfect this time of year, lake was chilly but invitingly so - and mosquitos were pretty much nonexistent! Couple small creek crossings on the well-maintained trail. Elevation gain at a glance might be deceiving as it's up / down all the way in, it's not a steady ascent of 1500 ft over 9 miles. But there's lots of shade on the hike, which was appreciated on the way in and out. Overall, a really great weekend backpacking experience, if i had one more day out there, it would have been nearly perfect. Highly recommended if you want a challenging overnighter, close to LA area - but far enough to feel like you're really getting away.

    Julie Bell completed Maggie Lakes via Summit Trail

    about 4 years ago

    Julie Bell saved Big Horn Mine Trail

    over 4 years ago

    Julie Bell saved Ice Box Canyon Trail

    over 4 years ago

    Julie Bell reviewed Mount Roberts Trail to Tramway

    over 4 years ago

    Add on at least a mile if you walk to the trailhead from the town center, it's all uphill :) The hike up to the tram on the mt roberts trail was steady up, up, up - but totally doable - and the beautiful surroundings take your mind off of the burning in your thighs. Really a great little hike, I hear that lots of locals run or hike this after work, it's a really enjoyable workout i can see why. Was lucky enough to have beautiful, sunny, 70 degree weather. This hike is a must-do if you able-bodied. ..why take the tram when you can earn your way to the top!

    Julie Bell reviewed Perseverance Trail

    over 4 years ago

    It was pouring the day we went but i still enjoyed it. Breathtaking views everywhere you look, you can't go wrong with this one. Loved reading all about the history of the area from the posted signs. Great way to spend a few hours in Juneau!

    Julie Bell completed Perseverance Trail

    over 4 years ago

    Julie Bell reviewed Gabrielino/Switzer Falls Trail

    over 4 years ago

    One of my favorites that is close by. First done on thanksgiving morning with the family, and been back several times since - it's a fairly easy stroll through the trees following the creek with a bunch of stream crossings. Once you get to the trail junction after you climb out of the canyon, take the trail down to see the base of the waterfall (turn left and go "up" the creek when you get back down into the canyon) If you turn right at the creek instead and follow it "down" to the intersection with bear canyon (and follow another creek) it's an even nicer hike. Way less people and feels very isolated even though it's not that far into the mountains. In good water years there are lots of little swimming holes to be had it looks like. Lots of poison oak though, it's pretty much everywhere so you have to watch out for it.

    Julie Bell reviewed Sturtevant Falls Trail

    over 4 years ago

    Good little stroll. Need to go back when there's more water, was basically trickling down the rock. I'm sure it's really nice when it's flowing. Be prepared for the walk back up. ..

    Julie Bell reviewed East Fork Trail (Bridge to Nowhere)

    over 4 years ago

    I've only done this trail once - last summer, but i've been wanting to go back ever since. I had a rough time since it was over 100 degrees that day and we got a later start than we should have. The exposure on the last half of the climb really got to me. I was almost ready to call it quits about a mile from the bridge, but i'm very glad i didn't cave, because I would have missed the best part. Crisp, cool, clean pools to swim in, and I didn't hesitate to jump right in after eating my packed-in lunch while watching some bungee jumpers. I remember there being lots of people on the hike in. Try and get as early a start as possible.

    Julie Bell reviewed Mount San Antonio (Mt. Baldy)

    over 4 years ago

    Great hike, start early to avoid as much heat as you can. Views all along the way are amazing, the very long, steep uphill is all worth it of course. Did the trail up from Manker Flats and down Devils Backbone trail to the restaurant. Had to take the lift down because i got a bloody nose that just wouldn't quit. Now I need to do it again. .. Great hike though!

    Julie Bell completed Sturtevant Falls Trail

    over 4 years ago

    Julie Bell completed Mount Roberts Trail

    over 4 years ago

    Julie Bell saved Mount Roberts Trail

    over 4 years ago

    Julie Bell saved Perseverance Trail

    over 4 years ago

    Julie Bell reviewed Cooper Canyon Falls

    over 4 years ago

    Did this as an out and back from cloudburst summit, mostly following PCT except we jumped onto the service road about halfway down, then resumed on PCT after the campground.
    Yes, it's "backwards", the climb out was underestimated... But overall a super enjoyable hike. Did this in early Jan 2014. Super dry winter so far, so the falls were little more than a trickle but a very pleasant hike nonetheless. After the creek crossing, take a left at the fork and then look for a little side trail down to the falls. Very small snow patches on the part after the CG, a little icy. Saw 2 other couples all day. Whole hike took about 4 leisurely hours in total. Great hiking day in Angeles national forest.

    Julie Bell completed Cooper Canyon Falls Trail

    over 4 years ago