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    Member Since August 2019

    Mark Bramstedt Pro-red@3x

    Mount Prospect, Illinois 

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    Mark Bramstedt reviewed Twin Falls Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Very beautiful older growth forest. Nice trail for families. We hiked in the rain and the trail wasn't muddy or slippery.

    Mark Bramstedt reviewed Lulu City Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Nice easy trail. We hiked the trail in mid August. Other than seeing pikas and marmots, we didn't see any other mammals. There were others on the trail, but it wasn't crowded and we were spread out. Nice views of meadows, the stream, and mountains.

    Mark Bramstedt reviewed Coyote Ridge Trail

    about 1 month ago

    A nice hike, but nothing special. It was a good hike for flatlanders to get accustomed to the elevation and conditions. The view at the end was nice. My wife and I did the trail in mid August in the morning. It was hot and there was no shade, but we knew that from the start. We didn't see or hear any rattlesnakes, but other hikers that we passed mentioned that they did. The climb at the end was the most strenuous, but the overall rating of Easy is appropriate.

    Mark Bramstedt reviewed Horsetooth Mountain Trail

    about 1 month ago

    My wife and I did this trail with a younger couple on August 18. As seniors and flatlanders, the two of us, as well as our friends, thought that the moderate rating was appropriate. It was 90 degrees, so it was hot and the shade was much appreciated. We did not see or hear any rattlesnakes. The men did the rock scramble to the summit and the views were spectacular!

    Mark Bramstedt completed Horsetooth Mountain Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Mark Bramstedt completed Coyote Ridge Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Mark Bramstedt completed Lulu City Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Mark Bramstedt completed Twin Falls Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Mark Bramstedt reviewed Cascade Pass Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Beautiful hike! Would do it again. My wife and I are flatlanders from the Midwest. This was our first hike in North Cascades NP. We're 65 and in good physical condition. We did the hike in about 5 hours. It was cloudy, and a bit rainy but ever-changing, so we would get beautiful views off and on. We stayed at the pass for about 20 minutes before turning around. A must-do hike.

    Mark Bramstedt reviewed Maple Pass Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Wonderful trail! My wife and I completed the trail in about 5+ hours. We're flatlanders from the Midwest, 65 and in good physical condition. We took lots of breaks for viewing the beauty, taking photos and, of course catching our breath. We started about 9:00. There were others starting then, too, but it wasn't crowded and we could spread out. One couple hiked with an unleashed dog that kept running between our legs. We let them get ahead of us. Unfortunately, we hiked in tandem near the Happy Hiking club. I thought that they were part of a high school reunion! There were a couple of women who were annoyingly loud along the whole hike. They would shout up the switchbacks and occassionally shriek at the views. As flatlanders from the city, we were there to enjoy the serene beauty of the wilderness, but we had to contend with their noise. As experienced hikers, I was disappointed in the example that they set for trail etiquette. Fortunately, they turned around at the halfway point, yet we continued to hear them across the cirque. However, even their incessant banter could not spoil the beauty of the hike. We hiked counterclockwise and it did seem a bit steeper on the last leg than on the first leg, but we also were more fatigued. It was a great hike and we would do it again!

    Mark Bramstedt completed Maple Pass Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Mark Bramstedt completed Cascade Pass Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Mark Bramstedt added North Cascades

    2 months ago

    Mark Bramstedt added Fort Collins

    2 months ago

    Mark Bramstedt added Rocky Mtn NP

    2 months ago