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    Kevin Higgins completed Salmon River Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Kevin Higgins added Salmon River Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Kevin Higgins completed Snow Lakes Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Kevin Higgins reviewed Colchuck Lake Trail

    about 1 month ago

    I’d love to see pictures of what this trail looked like before it got so beat down. Major trail erosion is everywhere and path width is extreme. I wonder how much longer this section will be able to handle such high hiker volume? We are unintentionally destroying the places we say we love.

    Kevin Higgins completed Colchuck Lake Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Kevin Higgins reviewed The Enchantments Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Hiked 10/03/18-10/05/18. Lottery permitted. Started at Snow Lakes TH. The route finding is terrible on the ascent from Snow Lake to Vivian. Everything else is pretty straight forward, except the trail conditions from Colchuck Lake to the Stuart TH are eroded in the extreme. There are high levels of deeply exposed tree roots all along this section of the trail. I say this with the experience of also coming here in 2017. It’s noticeably much worse than last year. It’s way past time to start limiting day hiker entry or it’s time for the Forest Service to up the game on trail rehab. The current situation is not a long term solution for such a special place.

    Kevin Higgins reviewed Horseshoe Lake Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Hiked 10/05/18 from Colchuck Lake to Horseshoe on my last permit day before leaving that evening and I will never regret it. It started snowing as I got closer to Lake Stuart and didn’t stop for my whole ascent/descent. From the trail head, enjoy the insane levels of day hiking foot traffic on the the very abused main section... before the Stuart/Colchuck junction. After the junction, the trail is very plush until you reach southern extents of the Jack Creek burn just before you start the last major uphill ascent. 1,000,000 logs are down everywhere, and there is still relatively little vegetative cover on the scorched soil. The trail is in desperate need of maintenance in the first part of the climb and you will have trail finding issues. The key is to remember that the climb mostly follows the major drainage on that section of the side slope. This is more obvious when you are descending. This is not a hike for inexperienced users. You must have well honed way-finding capability. Reading the landscape is crucial to help reduce human impacts in this area while it is in the process of healing. It is almost appalling that a bigger effort has not been made by the Forest Service to minimize human related impacts here. Isn’t that why we pay for the overnight lottery?

    Kevin Higgins completed Horseshoe Lake Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Kevin Higgins completed The Enchantments Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Kevin Higgins saved Little Annapurna

    about 1 month ago

    Kevin Higgins completed Hidden Lake Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Kevin Higgins added Hidden Lake Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Kevin Higgins saved Hidden Lake Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Kevin Higgins completed Lamberson Butte Spur Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Kevin Higgins reviewed TImberline to Cooper Spur and Tilly Jane

    about 1 month ago

    Did this 08/17/16. Camped at Tilly Jane CG. Day hiked counter-clockwise from there to Cloud Cap then to Cooper Spur returning down Tilly Jane to the car. This is a great trail to kickass views if it’s clear. Pack it out.

    Kevin Higgins added PCT - S. Cal

    2 months ago

    Kevin Higgins added Thor’s Well.

    2 months ago

    Kevin Higgins added Oregon Coast

    2 months ago

    Kevin Higgins completed Loowit Loop Trail

    2 months ago

    Kevin Higgins added Loowit Loop Trail

    2 months ago

    Kevin Higgins completed Wildwood Trail

    3 months ago

    Kevin Higgins added Wildwood Trail

    3 months ago

    Kevin Higgins reviewed Quinault River Pony Bridge Trail

    3 months ago

    Hiked 08/20/18. This is a nice moderate hike to a gorge on the Quinalt River.

    Kevin Higgins reviewed High Line Park

    3 months ago

    Kevin Higgins reviewed Yocum Ridge Trail

    3 months ago

    Hiked 08/15/18. The mileage is most definitely 19 miles round trip minimum. The flies are still kind of mental in the forested section above Ramona Falls but they thin out as you get out of the treeline and into the open meadows above. The last section along the open ridge has some harrowing drops to your left as you ascend. Have fun, be safe and pack it out.

    Kevin Higgins completed Yocum Ridge Trail

    3 months ago