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    Michael Brown completed Art Loeb Trail

    14 days ago

    Michael Brown saved Grandstaff Trail

    23 days ago

    Michael Brown saved Art Loeb Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Michael Brown saved Skinny Dip Falls

    about 1 month ago

    Michael Brown saved Deer Creek Pass

    2 months ago

    Michael Brown saved Heart Mountain

    2 months ago

    Michael Brown saved Ruth Lake Trail

    2 months ago

    Michael Brown completed Blue Lake

    2 months ago

    Michael Brown completed Graveyard Fields Trail

    2 months ago

    Michael Brown updated Skinny Dip Falls

    2 months ago

    Michael Brown updated Skinny Dip Falls

    2 months ago

    Michael Brown reviewed Rainbow Falls Trail

    3 months ago

    I had no idea how much elevation gain there was to the waterfalls! I left Jones Gap State Park, and the first 3/4 mile is a pleasant walk on a wooded trail. After that the grade increases sharply for over a 1000 foot gain in elevation in a little more than a mile. There are some steep steps along the way, but the falls were well worth the effort! I stayed there 45 minutes, enjoying the beauty and hydrating for the return. Beautiful falls! It was very warm in July!

    Michael Brown completed Rainbow Falls Trail

    3 months ago

    Michael Brown saved Discovery Falls

    3 months ago

    Michael Brown saved Sam Knob Trail

    3 months ago

    Michael Brown saved Mesa Arch Trail

    4 months ago

    Michael Brown saved Bourbon Lake

    4 months ago

    Michael Brown updated Big Talbot Island

    about 1 year ago

    Michael Brown reviewed Lewis Lake Trail

    about 1 year ago

    The Lewis Lake Trail is the shortest of the three routes to Medicine Bow Peak. Being the shortest means the elevation gains to the peak are more dramatic. The trailhead begins at Lewis Lake, where there is ample parking, and an easy start for the hike. As the trail heads past Lewis Lake, the going is pretty level, and the scenery is beautiful. The trail then begins to climb toward the saddle between Sugarloaf Mountain and Medicine Bow Peak.
    Once the trail reaches the saddle, it joins with the Medicine Bow Trail for the remaining 0.8 mile hike to the peak. It is constant switchbacks up the slope until the trail reaches a boulder scramble for the last 0.1 mile to the summit.
    Once the trail leaves the saddle, the views to the summit are stunning! Looking down on the lakes below, as the trail ascends 1000 feet, is a blast! There were a couple of ice fields, one over the trail near the summit.
    Medicine Bow Peak is 12,013 feet, and is the highest point in the Snowy Range, so the 360-degree views from the top are stunning!
    This trail begins at over 10,000 feet, and climbs to just over 12,000 feet. I had been in Wyoming 3 days before I tried this summit, so I had a little time for acclimatization, and I would certainly recommend that if you are unaccustomed to hiking at altitude. I had to take many breathing breaks, but it was worth the effort!

    Michael Brown updated Lewis Lake Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Michael Brown updated Lewis Lake Trail

    about 1 year ago