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    Kerrie Collings reviewed Tarbell Trail to Hidden Falls

    almost 4 years ago

    Nice challenging hike through some varied terrain. There is active logging and that is not so pretty but the area is just beautiful and the trail is excellent. Hidden Falls is small but spectacular. While there is active logging, they might close a section of the trail about a mile in. They detour you down, around and back up the other side of the logging area to the catch up with the trail on the other side of the road. Making our round trip at 10.7 miles. The road is marked pretty well with signs and the trailhead is easy to see. You really can't miss it. As you come up the horseshoe shaped detour the trail is on the left side with markers. ALSO.. elevation gain is about 1300' for the round trip.

    It rained the entire time we hiked and fog kept most of the views hidden but it was still a nice hike. Lots of bobcat scat on the trail. Trail is in great shape and even though it was inches of rain, the trail was relatively easy to traverse with only a few puddles here and there. The bridges across the north and south fork of the Coyote Creek were extremely slippery from the green moss starting to develop.

    I can't wait to go back on a clear day and maybe when flowers and huckleberries are out. Its very remote and quiet. I liked it a lot. I will be adding in Silver Star summit next trip as well. So many linking trails to make this any kind of a hike you want.

    Oh yeah, we didn't see another soul, making this one IDEAL hike!

    Kerrie Collings completed Tarbell Trail to Hidden Falls

    almost 4 years ago

    Kerrie Collings reviewed Table Mountain Trail from Aldrich Butte / Hot Springs

    about 4 years ago

    From the Bonneville Trailhead, taking the PCT to the West Table Mountain Trail, this is a 17.64 hike out and back. The first 6 miles is nice and relatively easy. There are lots of trails/roads that veer from the trail and it seems like it would be too easy to get lost or off on the wrong trail if you don't pay attention. When you hit the junction to start heading up.. they aren't kidding. Its like they forgot to add switchbacks. Hope you have good boots and heel blisters aren't an issue because you climb up until you summit. UP. Not kind of up, just UP. There are a few sections of loose rock which makes for interesting climbing, using hands and feet were necessary a few times. Coming down was fun too. Be prepared to slip and surf on a few of those rocks on your way down. The views are worth the climb (isn't it always?). Mt. Adams, Hood and St. Helens were visible on the day we went. Bring at least 2 liters of water. Quite a bit of the hike was exposed and a hat & sunscreen were necessary on a sunny day. Seems like a popular hike. Lots of dogs and lots of people - though not on the trail we took!

    Kerrie Collings completed Ape Cave

    about 4 years ago

    Kerrie Collings completed Beacon Rock Trail

    about 4 years ago

    Kerrie Collings completed Dog Mountain Trail

    about 4 years ago

    Kerrie Collings reviewed Ape Canyon Trail

    over 6 years ago

    Wonderful trail for hiking, walking.. probably for bikes too, but since I'm not a rider - I can't really comment. It is shaded most of the way up to the top and the trail is wide and soft. Steep but not technical. Excellent starting spot for doing the Loowit or just getting up to the Plains of Abraham. Great day hike and good conditioning as it is constantly going up but not too strenuous that it isn't enjoyable. No pain - no gain, huh?

    There is NO water on this trail. You might be able to access glacier streams, if they are running, if you continue on the Loowit Trail (east towards Plains of Abraham) about a half mile or so. Lots of bugs - biting flies. They hurt and they leave ugly, itchy welts too!

    Bikers were friendly when we passed them. My husband and I were backpacking with our dog and it seemed that sharing the trail was never an issue. We hiked up around 5pm, camped and came back down at 9am the next morning. It took us a little over 2.5 hours to get up and about 2 to get down. Great workout!

    Kerrie Collings completed Ape Canyon Trail

    over 6 years ago

    Kerrie Collings reviewed Lake Sacajawea Park Trail

    over 6 years ago

    Simple, wide trail that goes around Lake Sacajawea in Longview, Wa. Great for families, strollers, running and walking. It's also used for bicycles. Quite busy in the summer and on any day the sun decides to come out. Lots of playgrounds. There are restrooms but they always seem to be locked when I've been there.

    Kerrie Collings completed Lake Sacajawea Park Trail

    over 6 years ago

    Kerrie Collings reviewed Loowit Trail

    over 6 years ago

    July 28-30, 2012 - We started at June Lake Trailhead. Camped 7.5 miles in (4 hours) - Plains of Abraham as there is no camping for ten miles once you enter the restricted area. We hiked 15 miles (10 hours) the 2nd day and water was scarce. The South Toutle River area was treacherous and scary. We camped about 3 miles past the river and completed 12.5 (8 hours) miles the last day, stopping at Chocolate Falls for lunch. Awesome trail but washouts have changed the route and can be confusing if you have your face in a map. Our Green Trails map was not accurate in a huge washout area just past the South Toutle crossing. Sunscreen and a hat are a must. Get water when you see it. We easily drank 3 liters per day and cooked with at least that each meal. We only passed 4 other groups of two and three hikers on the entire loop - camping near trailheads was crowded, though. Excellent, challenging hike - my pack was 42.5lbs and hubby's was 45lbs at start.

    Kerrie Collings completed Loowit Loop Trail

    over 6 years ago

    Kerrie Collings reviewed Coldwater Lake Trail

    over 6 years ago

    This was one of my favorite hikes. We did this one in May, 2012. There was quite a bit of snow, we made our way around it okay. We camped at Ridge Camp. The first of the season!! Beautiful, stunning, amazing. These are the words that come to mind but they don't do it justice. We saw a lot of elk and heard a variety of other animals. There was still so much snow that water was not a problem. No fires made for a chilly night, though. We came up from the boat launch (Lakes Trail #211) and then to (Coldwater Trail #230) up the very steep switchbacks up to Ridge Camp. We took the South Coldwater Trail for our return. This section of the trail was well traveled and pretty crowded. Seems like a great family hike (this leg, anyway). Old logging equipment that was abandoned and destroyed during the eruption is littered about and cool for photos.

    Kerrie Collings saved Coldwater Lake Trail

    over 6 years ago

    Kerrie Collings completed Coldwater Lake Trail

    over 6 years ago

    Kerrie Collings completed June Lake Trail

    over 6 years ago

    Kerrie Collings completed Ape Cave Trail

    over 6 years ago

    Kerrie Collings reviewed Mount Saint Helens

    over 6 years ago

    Kerrie Collings completed Mount Saint Helens

    over 6 years ago

    Kerrie Collings completed Eagle Creek Trail [CLOSED]

    over 6 years ago