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    Matthew Ellis reviewed Sope Creek Trail

    26 days ago

    I love this trail. scramble across the huge rocks along the side of the creek.. I never finished the loop. would just go to the end of creek where it turns into private property then turn around. I'm not sure if I was using the actual trail at points. it may go up further on the hill at spots but I just stayed next to the water and climbed across the rocks. the ruins at the start of the trail are really cool as well. there are ruins that follow the creek too! civil war era hydroelectric paper mill from what I remember .. it's a 5star for the nearby area... obviously doesn't compare to some North Georgia trails lol

    Matthew Ellis reviewed Blue Trail

    about 1 month ago

    I started on the orange loop, then the red trail along the creek. at the end of the creek is a small waterfall. you can cross here to the blue trail. I followed the blue trail along the creeks until I got to the Forrest road. went down that until I got to the green trail that went alongside another small creek. did that and ended at the parking lot. started at 1 ended at 4. I stopped for a good hour exploring the creek. the best part is along the blue trail along the creek. there are small rapids. very luscious green vegetation. ferns. mushrooms. huge forest of big oak and hardwood trees with occasional pines. saw three deer, a rabbit, frogs, lizards, birds sang the entire way, a few nats in spots but I kept moving wasn't bad with no bug spray. saw only one mountain biker the entire time... on a Sunday.. many different options of trail routes to take.. many shortcuts and detours if you want to combine trails. great trail to get some miles in ... I usually go on shorter trails nearby. it's not the best trail around metro Atlanta area but it's a good trail to do something new and to go a little longer than normal .

    Matthew Ellis completed Blue Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Matthew Ellis completed Phelps Lake Trail

    3 months ago

    Matthew Ellis completed String Lake Trail

    3 months ago

    Matthew Ellis completed Lake Solitude Trail

    3 months ago

    Matthew Ellis reviewed Whiteside Mountain National Recreation Trail

    4 months ago

    this is a cool trail. great views at the top along the rock face. some 700ft drop? people were repelling off of. very crowded though. camping isnt allowed. lots of steps. a hammock might be nice at the top though.. huge birds flying at the top

    Matthew Ellis saved Chasm Lake

    4 months ago

    Matthew Ellis added zion-bryce-GC

    6 months ago

    Matthew Ellis reviewed Sky Pond via Glacier Gorge Trail

    7 months ago

    I thought I would be able to access sky pond based on the reviews... I made it halfway up the frozen waterfall using microspikes and trekking poles. It got way too sketchy for me. It was completely ice and I could not get good grips; If you fall, you could die. So I turned back at this point. I think crampons and an ice pick or something would be more ideal. Although, I'm sure some people made it past this point with only microspikes and trekking poles, but I did not feel like risking my life.

    Matthew Ellis reviewed Andrews Tarn and Andrews Glacier Trail

    7 months ago

    where the trail splits to go to Andrews glacier is it covered in snow. snowshoes are required at this point. I hiked maybe 1/4 mile in microspikes but the postholing was just too often so I had to abort and turn around.

    Matthew Ellis reviewed Chasm Lake

    7 months ago

    great trail. very windy above treeline.. microspikes are needed. it gets sketchy the last mile. but if you have microspikes (and trekking poles) it isn't bad.

    Matthew Ellis completed Chasm Lake

    7 months ago

    Matthew Ellis reviewed Missouri Lakes Trail

    7 months ago

    could not access the trail.. the road was about 8 miles of 4wd snow covered road. beautiful out there though !

    Matthew Ellis completed Missouri Lakes Trail

    7 months ago

    Matthew Ellis reviewed Black Lake Trail

    7 months ago

    need microspikes.. postholing towards the top and gets a little sketchy climbing next to the frozen water near black lake but doable . very pretty . beautiful lakes
    check out the frozen water to the South when you get to black lake. follow the footprints so you don't sink in the snow! all the lakes are frozen.. just walk straight across them instead of the trail. started at 9am made it to black lake at 11:30 left at 12:20 arrived at glacier gorge trailhead by 2:30?

    Matthew Ellis completed Black Lake Trail

    7 months ago

    Matthew Ellis reviewed Mount Bierstadt Trail

    7 months ago

    great trail. started at 9:40am made the summit at 12:20pm left summit at 1:20 got back to parking lot around 3. microspikes are needed although I saw people not wearing them which I thought was crazy. guenella pass is open as of now

    Matthew Ellis completed Mount Bierstadt Trail

    7 months ago

    Matthew Ellis saved Pawnee Pass Trail

    7 months ago

    Matthew Ellis saved Black Lake Trail

    7 months ago

    Matthew Ellis saved Booth Lake

    7 months ago

    Matthew Ellis followed Elias Irizarry

    7 months ago

    Matthew Ellis saved Pitkin Lake Trail

    7 months ago