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    Melissa B saved Hellroaring Creek Loop Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Melissa B saved Garnet Hill Loop Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Melissa B saved Iron Bog Lake Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Melissa B saved Swift Creek Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Melissa B saved Jackson Peak Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Melissa B saved Coal Creek Meadows

    about 1 month ago

    Melissa B saved Union Falls Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Melissa B saved Grand Prismatic Hot Spring

    about 1 month ago

    Melissa B saved Periodic Spring Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Melissa B saved Teton Park Road

    about 1 month ago

    Melissa B saved Moon Falls Trail

    3 months ago

    Melissa B saved Box Canyon

    4 months ago

    Melissa B saved Canyon Rim Trail

    4 months ago

    Melissa B reviewed Upper Geyser Basin and Old Faithful Observation Point Loop

    8 months ago

    I guess if you are going to show some out of town folks Old Faithful and want to call it a hike, this would be the route, but not really something I’d do again unless that was the exact goal. Hiking up to observation point started to feel like I was finally hiking but then by the time I got away from the crowds of people we began to descend into them again. Views of a bunch of tourists waiting for Old Faithful to erupt, and a river bridge, and a descent view overlooking the other side of the lodge. Good if it’s your first time in the park and just want to walk around.

    Melissa B reviewed Old Faithful Geyser Loop Trail

    8 months ago

    Pretty much a must do if visiting Yellowstone for the first time to sightsee, but wouldn’t consider this a traditional hike by trail. Expect A LOT of people. Not sure why this is rated moderate. Maybe the smell? Pretty much just a walk on the boardwalk the park created for people wanting to see geysers.

    Melissa B reviewed Canyon Rim South Trail to Point Sublime

    8 months ago

    Went in late September and got there late so didn’t do the entire trail but will go back. Even at that time of year it was pretty crowded to start but thinned our as you got onto the trails.

    Melissa B reviewed Brink of the Lower Falls Trail

    8 months ago

    Went in early June. Easy and beautiful. I live nearby and this is on the list for in town guests.

    Melissa B reviewed Weeping Rock Trail

    8 months ago

    We went in early October and Angel’s Landing was closed for maintenance so we did some last minute random hikes. This was a short, easy hike and had a nice view. Would definitely recommend if that’s what you are looking for.

    Melissa B completed Weeping Rock Trail

    8 months ago

    Melissa B reviewed Zion Narrows Trail to Upsilon Temple

    8 months ago

    An AMAZING experience! We went in the second week of October and imagine the perfect time would have been a bit later in October if you are into photography and wants some changing leave scenery for more dimension. Even getting there early on a Friday came with a number of people hiking at the same time so it will require patience.

    Also, we were two females getting a start at 7:30 am so I was really glad we rented the Zion’s hiking gear in town, including dry pants. Highly recommend the shoes and walking stick at minimum. Between the currant and slippery rocks, I was so grateful for having the gear so many times! I even started off with gloves and a hat because of how cool it is in the canyons first thing but was down to just a long sleeve by the end. This is a hike you won’t forget!

    Note, this doesn’t seem safe for small children or people without proper gear.

    Melissa B reviewed Havasu Canyon Trail to Supai

    8 months ago

    If you are a lover of animals, BEWARE! You’ll want to remove this from your bucket list if you have any sensitivities to witnessing animal neglect. I wish I had read these reviews instead of listening to word of mouth on how great it was. If I had really known about the conditions of the animals I honestly never would have gone. I felt I was actually in a third world country based on the conditions of the animals in the town of Havasu, the hill top, and even close to camp. Within the first 15 minutes of my hike in I witnessed a horse carrying who knows how much weight in coolers almost fall to its death slipping on a switchback corner then almost getting its neck broken because it was part of a roped group and the horses didn’t stop right away; random hikers were the ones who helped lift/push it to be rescued because the carrier person didn’t want to free it of its gear to be freed of the neck wrapped rope and the impending cliff edge, I saw many starving horses, starving dogs and some animals sick with diarrhea because they weren’t getting proper nutrition and vet care, and horses standing in extreme heat with bleeding open sores. I’ve uploaded pics I could take of horses without breaking tribal respect for no pictures. Being on tribal land and not having adequate cell service to report concerns until by then it could no longer be “tracked/found” was crushing. Please read all the reviews and follow the advice of others in that if you do decide to go DO NOT use a hiking guide company that contracts with the pack mules - force them to use the helicopter, do not use the pack mules yourself, and do not uses horses as a way out. Support the tribe’s needs in other ways... with funding for food, education, etc and alternative options for supporting the tourism that helps them support their own families. Do right by the animals by not further funding this type of demand. Although it was pretty it wasn’t worth all the pain and suffering I saw around me. Also a sewer line broke up in town and was contaminating the water so enjoying the water was off limits the entire time we were there. All I really could and wanted to do the entire time was think of a good solution that would help end the cruelty yet work for the poor families, but I realized as long as people pay to use the pack animals, and there’s no federal intervention, this will continue. This wasn’t what I expected from what others raved about (some people choosing to ignore the problem?) and let’s just say I definitely didn’t get home feeling serene or relaxed from my “vacation” as expected. Go to Zion’s instead. Hike Angels landing, the narrows, or hike the Grand Canyon. Many other bucket list hikes with a good sense of challenge to chose from if you don’t have the stomach for this and aren’t ready to backpack in and out yourselves, or research a company that doesn’t perpetuate the mistreatment (I don’t know if one). Get it in writing though. I’ve seen companies say they were boycotting for change which made it to press, but they are back to using the mules. Do the research if you decide to use a guided service!

    Melissa B reviewed Havasu Falls and Mooney Falls Trail

    8 months ago

    If you are a lover of animals, BEWARE! You’ll want to remove this from your bucket list if you have any sensitivities to witnessing animal neglect. I wish I had read these reviews instead of listening to word of mouth on how great it was. If I had really known about the conditions of the animals I honestly never would have gone. I felt I was actually in a third world country based on the conditions of the animals in the town of Havasu, the hill top, and even close to camp. Within the first 15 minutes of my hike in I witnessed a horse carrying who knows how much weight in coolers almost fall to its death slipping on a switchback corner then almost getting its neck broken because it was part of a roped group and the horses didn’t stop right away; random hikers were the ones who helped lift/push it to be rescued because the carrier person didn’t want to free it of its gear to be freed of the neck wrapped rope and the impending cliff edge, I saw many starving horses, starving dogs and some animals sick with diarrhea because they weren’t getting proper nutrition and vet care, and horses standing in extreme heat with bleeding open sores. I’ve uploaded pics I could take of horses without breaking tribal respect for no pictures. Being on tribal land and not having adequate cell service to report concerns until by then it could no longer be “tracked/found” was crushing. Please read all the reviews and follow the advice of others in that if you do decide to go DO NOT use a hiking guide company that contracts with the pack mules - force them to use the helicopter, do not use the pack mules yourself, and do not uses horses as a way out. Support the tribe’s needs and healing in other ways... with funding for food, education, etc and alternative options for supporting the tourism that helps them support their own families. Do right by the animals by not further funding this type of demand. Although it was pretty it wasn’t worth all the pain and suffering I saw around me. Also a sewer line broke up in town and was contaminating the water so enjoying the water was off limits the entire time we were there. All I really could and wanted to do the entire time was think of a good solution that would help end the cruelty yet work for the poor families, but I realized as long as people pay to use the pack animals, and there’s no federal intervention, this will continue. This wasn’t what I expected from what others raved about (some people choosing to ignore the problem?) and let’s just say I definitely didn’t get home feeling serene or relaxed from my “vacation” as expected. Go to Zion’s instead. Hike Angels landing, the narrows, or hike the Grand Canyon. Many other bucket list hikes with a good sense of challenge to chose from if you don’t have the stomach, aren’t ready to backpack in and out yourselves, or research a company that doesn’t perpetuate the mistreatment (I don’t know if one). Get it in writing though. I’ve seen companies say they were boycotting for change which made it to press, but they are back to using the mules. Do the research if you decide to use a guided service!

    Melissa B saved Antelope Canyon

    10 months ago

    Melissa B saved Waterhole Canyon Trail

    10 months ago

    Melissa B saved South Silver Falls

    10 months ago

    Melissa B saved Castle Rock Trail

    10 months ago

    Melissa B saved Proxy Falls Loop Trail

    10 months ago

    Melissa B saved Butte Creek Falls Trail

    10 months ago

    Melissa B saved Abiqua Falls Trail

    10 months ago

    Melissa B saved Trail of Ten Falls

    10 months ago