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    Matthew Motyl reviewed Pyles Peak Trail

    5 months ago

    Excellent trail! I hiked up Cowles Mountain and continued onto Pyles Peak just beyond the vista point. The summit was 1,379 ft. I continued north towards the community on Mission Gorge Road attempting the 5-Peak Shuttle, but fell short at the third peak, Kwaay Paay Summit--1,194 ft. I had begun at noon and the brush was very bad on the north side descending down to Mission Gorge Road causing me to run out of daylight after 5 1/2 hours. I hiked to Kwaay Paay Summit in the dark before heading out. I completed the hike to Pyles Peak summit in 2 1/2 hours.

    Matthew Motyl completed Pyles Peak Trail

    5 months ago

    Matthew Motyl reviewed Cowles Mountain Trail

    5 months ago

    Saturday was a warm, sunny day. The trail was busy but it was hardly noticed among the beautiful panoramic view. It was not until I was at the Summit did I notice the people as the numerous small groups gathered to take in the view.

    Matthew Motyl added 3 Peaks Trail

    5 months ago

    Matthew Motyl completed Cowles Mountain Trail

    5 months ago

    Matthew Motyl saved Lake Hodges Trail

    5 months ago

    Matthew Motyl followed Kira Bouchard

    6 months ago

    Matthew Motyl updated Seal Cove on San Clemente Island

    6 months ago

    Matthew Motyl updated Seal Cove on San Clemente Island

    6 months ago

    Matthew Motyl reviewed Goat Canyon Trestle Bridge from Dos Cabeza Water Tower

    6 months ago

    Although the railroad ties and the rocks of the grade make the walking difficult, the old tunnels and the wooden trestles make the payoff three-fold. The summer is fairly hot, be sure to enjoy this hike in the cool winter months.

    Matthew Motyl completed Wind Caves Trail

    6 months ago

    Matthew Motyl updated Underground Las Vegas Hike

    6 months ago

    Matthew Motyl updated Underground Las Vegas Hike

    6 months ago

    Matthew Motyl completed First Creek Trail

    6 months ago

    Matthew Motyl completed Lake Miramar Trail

    6 months ago

    Matthew Motyl reviewed Flinn Peak Trail

    7 months ago

    The weather was beautiful, partly cloudy, saving me from walking in the direct sun all day. The walking was fairly easy through the many burned areas while the numerous fire-breaks served as ready-made trails. I did not see any wildlife, but I did see many deer and other hoofed tracks. The trail head is actually in the back of Flinn Springs County Park, but I entered crossing the creek near the Old Highway 80/I-8 overpass. Along the way, I found a 12 ft. wooden cross perched on a rock facing south-east and a geocache on the Flinn Peak Summit with quite a few log entries. Beautiful, beautiful views to the north.

    Matthew Motyl completed Railroad Tunnel Trail

    7 months ago

    Matthew Motyl completed Woodson Mountain Loop

    7 months ago

    Matthew Motyl updated Sykes Hot Springs/Sykes Camp

    7 months ago

    Matthew Motyl updated Michigan Avenue Loop (The Magnificent Mile)

    7 months ago

    Matthew Motyl updated Chicago Waterfront Trail

    7 months ago

    Matthew Motyl updated California Coastal Trail--San Diego to San Francisco

    7 months ago

    Matthew Motyl updated South Lake to North Lake

    7 months ago

    Matthew Motyl updated Flinn Peak Trail

    7 months ago