Lily Medina

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    Lily Medina reviewed Tamolitch Blue Pool via McKenzie River Trail

    7 months ago

    One of my favorite places in Oregon. Moderate crowds. Leisurely hike. There were some bikers on the road. It is a bit rocky going to the pool but I saw children that climbed down. I went in October so I figure it is probably a lot more packed in the warmer months. Only a couple people attempted the chilly plunge. The trail there is very scenic as well and easy parking.

    Lily Medina reviewed Havasu Falls and Mooney Falls Trail

    7 months ago

    One of the most beautiful place on Earth! I went in late November. It is a bit chilly to jump in the water but it well worth it to have a waterfall this beautiful all to yourself. There were hardly any hikers or campers and I was able to take so many photos sans crowds. I was able to call and get a live person and a reservation right away. The trail is not clearly marked so we second guessed ourselves a couple times since there was no one else on the trail to ask for directions. Whatever you do, go down the canyon and keep going right. There are several trails to get to the bottom of the canyon. The hike down is not too bad, I had a healing broken metatarsal and I did just fine with a good pair of ankle top hiking boots. It is flat for miles. Make time to see all the falls, I went there late and only got as far Mooney Falls. It is an awesome descent into a short tunnel and down a makeshift ladder, chain, metal peg climb down to the falls. There are dogs and wild horses everywhere. Some dogs will follow you for food. The village experience is interesting in itself since horse is the means for commuting. I would recommend going during the off season to get the full experience. This is def the trip of a lifetime!

    Lily Medina reviewed Collier Homestead Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Very nice little hike and you can go in the houses and explore. Many great photo opportunities on the homestead and on the trail overlooks. Buffalo River is just beautiful with its turquoise hues.

    Lily Medina completed Collier Homestead Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Lily Medina reviewed Rim & Gorge Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Lily Medina completed Rim & Gorge Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Lily Medina reviewed Taughannock Falls

    about 1 year ago

    If you are here for the falls, you can only see the upper viewpoint. The lower view point is closed. It is only worth driving to the top and view the falls. The open trails are boring and the view point along the trail does not show much. The marina looks happening. Would have been a better trip if the lower access trail was available.

    Lily Medina completed Taughannock Falls

    about 1 year ago

    Lily Medina reviewed Watkins Glen (19 falls)

    about 1 year ago

    Lily Medina saved The Mound Trails

    almost 2 years ago

    Lily Medina saved Ravine Gardens Loop Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Lily Medina completed Painted Hills Overlook

    almost 2 years ago

    Lily Medina reviewed Captain Cook Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Going during high tide is a must! Thor's Well is just amazing! It is very rocky and getting a real close view is hard. I was being whipped around by the brisk ocean breezes and it was so misty. Bring a good strong tripod if you want to get a solid shot of Thor's Well. You can get a map of Cape Perpetua at the welcome center. Good idea to get one since no one I asked seemed to know where Thor's Well was on the other viewpoints. Didn't get to see the Horn spout :(

    Lily Medina completed Captain Cook Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Lily Medina completed Cape Cove Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Lily Medina reviewed The Watchman Peak Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Lily Medina completed The Watchman Peak Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Lily Medina completed Multnomah Falls Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Lily Medina reviewed Multnomah Falls Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Beautiful and crowded falls. People everywhere! Easy to get to, just drive, park, and you can see it from the road. Take the trail to the top of Multnomah and you will encounter many steep switchbacks that never seem to end! 11 switchbacks but still more walking. I would not recommend pushing a stroller up this trail. It is paved until the descent onto the viewpoint. It is a small viewpoint but it gets crowded. You could not see directly over the waterfall so you get a side view of the top of the falls. Probably the best time to break out the evil Selfie stick.

    Lily Medina completed Eagle Creek Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Lily Medina reviewed Eagle Creek Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    This is an awesome trail. Lots to see but if you expect to do the full trail to Tunnel Falls then expect to go through many rocky trails that will challenge your feet. You will pass Punchbowl Falls to get to Tunnel Falls. Between Punchbowl and Tunnel is a small creek to cross. If you look into the stream you will see another hidden waterfall in a distance. I don't know what falls this is but it is beautiful and you can actually get behind the falls and see it from behind unlike Tunnel Falls. This is a very popular hike and is crowded. Many places to camp and easy trail to follow.

    Lily Medina reviewed Eagle Creek to Punchbowl Falls

    almost 2 years ago

    Beautiful falls. Easy hike with family. Very crowded though. Hard to get a good picture without people in the background. Water is chilly even just for your feet. River is rocky so wear some water shoes if you want to get a closer photo.

    Lily Medina completed Eagle Creek to Punchbowl Falls

    almost 2 years ago

    Lily Medina reviewed Oneonta Gorge Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Beautiful short trail right off the highway. You park and there you are. Keep in mind if you go to the lower falls, you will have to go through waist deep cold water to get to the falls. Also there is a huge log jam you will have to climb. It is pretty crowded. Beautiful mossy boulders tower over as you wade through the trail. Very cold water! Worth the trip and Multnomah, Horsetail, Bridal Veil are close by!

    Lily Medina completed Oneonta Gorge Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Lily Medina reviewed Ramona Falls Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Ramona Falls is absolutely beautiful. There are two trails to get there: the river side and the creek side. You can make a loop to see both but the creek side is just magical. It is straight out of a fairy tale and the only thing missing is a unicorn perched on a rock. The river side has some views but nothing as beautiful as the creek side. I must have spent an hour getting the right shot at the falls. Very easy trail. The bridge has been out for a while and there is a log jam that will take you across the river. Pretty easy walk through the river. Horses are allowed on the trail as well and there is a river ford for your horse to cross.

    Print and read the directions to get to the trailhead. Do not GPS Ramona Falls, it will take you to wrong trailhead. There is no cell service. As you go into the park on your GPS make that right across the bridge. If you are going up a mountain for a while then it is wrong. It will take you to the long way to the falls. I met a few people who went the wrong way. Weather was in the 70s but it is chilly at the falls since it is very shaded. Not too crowded.

    Lily Medina completed Ramona Falls Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Lily Medina reviewed Upper Antelope Canyon

    over 2 years ago

    Lily Medina completed Upper Antelope Canyon

    over 2 years ago

    Lily Medina reviewed Horseshoe Bend

    over 2 years ago

    Lily Medina completed Horseshoe Bend Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Lily Medina completed Tybout Tract Trail

    over 2 years ago