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    Karen Jones reviewed Tally Lake Overlook Trail #804

    11 months ago

    Beautiful old growth forest well established trail. There are a few large fallen trees to get around or over. The hike offers a peaceful setting through the forest as the trail climbs to the overlook of Tally Lake. Must do!

    Karen Jones updated Kootenai Falls Trail

    11 months ago

    Karen Jones updated Kootenai Falls Trails

    11 months ago

    Karen Jones reviewed Kootenai Falls Trails

    11 months ago

    Definite stop to cool off for a short hike, enjoy the falls and grab a snack or drink at the seasonal snack shop. Toilets are available.

    Karen Jones completed Kootenai Falls Trail

    11 months ago

    Karen Jones updated Kootenai Falls Trails

    11 months ago

    Karen Jones updated Kootenai Falls Trails

    11 months ago

    Karen Jones reviewed Kootenai Swinging Bridge Trail

    11 months ago

    Quick stop on Hwy 2 near Troy, MT at the Kootenai River Historical Marker. The trail will require you to climb stairs over a railway. The bridge can only support a few people as it is narrow, but it is very beautiful and worth the stop to cool off. Snacks and drinks were available at the food stand. Toilets are also available. Swimming is available on the trail that leads over to Kootenai Falls which is connected to the trail to the bridge.

    Karen Jones reviewed Avalanche Lake via the Trail of the Cedars

    11 months ago

    Go first thing or late due to parking. It might not seem like much starting out, but it is well worth it as you get past the little bridge over Avalanche Creek.

    Karen Jones reviewed Scout Ridge Trail

    11 months ago

    This trail is used most often by locals. The trail is well used and wanders through heavily canopied trees. Most of the wildlife will be of the bird variety, and as you walk along the bluff that overlooks the Hayflats, you will hear Sandhill Cranes in their summer migratory area in addition to other migratory birds. There is currently one eagle's nest along the bluff area of the trail. In addition, if you look carefully, you will see the remains from old Native American lodge sites and cache pits. The real beauty of the trail is the overlook site about 100' from the parking lot where you are rewarded with beautiful views of the Chugach Mountains and the Palmer Hayflats.

    Karen Jones completed Scout Ridge Trail

    11 months ago

    Karen Jones updated Scout Ridge Trail

    11 months ago

    Karen Jones updated Scout Ridge Trail

    11 months ago

    Karen Jones updated Scout Ridge Trail

    11 months ago

    Karen Jones reviewed Purple Peak Track to Paripai Track

    11 months ago

    We did a portion of this track off cruiseship. What a beautiful hike rewarding us with peace, quiet and awesome views. Check online to find where you start out from Akaroa, or stop in at the i-site which is nearby.

    Karen Jones reviewed Mount Maunganui Track

    11 months ago

    5 stars for the absolute beauty of this trail. We came off a cruise ship and were able to walk right to the trailhead a few hundred meters away from the dock. Go early if you are there during the hot season because there will be more people on the trail as the day progresses. It was very hot on the day we did this and were so glad we brought water and were well covered. Gorgeous!

    Karen Jones completed Mount Maunganui Track

    11 months ago

    Karen Jones reviewed Flattop Mountain Trail

    11 months ago

    Go when visibility is good, otherwise you are just out for a hike when the reward at the top is the near 360 degree view of Cook Inlet, surrounding mountains, volcanoes, Anchorage and beyond. There is a fee for parking, but it is very convenient and credit cards can be used for the small fee. There is also a webcam of the parking lot to check availability of parking. Get out early, even if its a little cool because the parking lot and trail can get busy. Many tourists will come up and walk out to the lookout area which has a nice path and can be walked by anyone. The trail splits off in two directions for those wanting a longer hike back into the valley.

    Karen Jones completed Flattop Mountain Trail

    11 months ago

    Karen Jones reviewed Angels Landing Trail

    11 months ago

    Start out at first light. There will be a lot of people on the trail later in the morning, and it's best not to be on the chains and coming down as people are coming up trying to pass each other on the most dangerous parts. There are some great youtube vids of it so you know what your getting into. I saw a woman crying up there because she was afraid and had to be coached down. There is a great open waiting area near the top with toilets for those who think they don't want to carry on. Just about anyone in fair condition can get to that point, and if you do, you will be rewarded with a great effort and beautiful views. If you have a body type camera, like a go pro, it's best to be hands free near the top because you will have to hold onto chains and hoist yourself up at spots. I am linking to our YT vid of this hike: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OI7Oq_L8W28&list=PLBzy0pmjrUmDfmIj7276r76YaTr_lag8u&index=2

    Karen Jones completed Angels Landing Trail

    11 months ago

    Karen Jones reviewed St. Mary and Virginia Falls Trail

    11 months ago

    This was a great trail hike for our family including grandparents, grandchild and parents. You start out in the old burned area of the forest which has given way to new plant growth, but has a wonderful eerie feeling as you hike through it. On the way, you will pass St. Mary's falls, then onto the larger Virginia Falls. Virginal Falls was great because it was so hot when we were hiking and the spray from the falls cooled us off before we headed back to the trailhead. I can't say enough about this particular hike and GNP.

    Karen Jones reviewed Bodenburg Butte

    11 months ago

    Known to locals as The Butte, the Bodenburg Butte Trail can be accessed from either side of the butte. I recommend parking on the north side of the butte which includes about 500 stairs and a more winding approach to the top vs the west side which is quite steep. From the north side take the Old Glenn Hwy to Bodenburg Loop to Mothershead Ln and park about 1/4 mile down the road in a fee area. Don't leave your car parked anywhere else but in the designated lot. If you want to take the steeper route take the Old Glenn Highway to the Bodenburg Loop on the south side of the butte and park in the designated area which is about 1/4 mile off the Old Glenn. If you go to the Reindeer Farm, you went just a bit too far. The Butte offers near 360 degree views of Palmer, the Knik Glacier and surrounding area. If it is a clear day the pictures should be fabulous. All ages are appropriate from the northern access, although, you will have to help or carry the little ones for the part where you have to use the ropes to hoist up.

    Karen Jones completed Bodenburg Butte

    11 months ago

    Karen Jones completed Twin Peaks Trail

    11 months ago

    Karen Jones completed Thunderbird Falls Trail

    11 months ago

    Karen Jones completed Mount Marathon

    11 months ago

    Karen Jones completed Mount Healy Overlook Trail

    11 months ago