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    Miya Hosaka reviewed Four Mile Trail

    1 day ago

    I would like to come back and do this again, but on a cloudy day. Maybe in October or November. Because of the fires, the air was pretty smoggy and everything looked dry. The falls are all dried out at this time.

    I started at 05:45 AM. Two other gentlemen started at the same time. Someone else started at 07:00 AM and he caught up and passed me on the way to the top haha.

    Lots of beautiful views and it is fun to see the sun touch everything and then come down to completely different lighting. No surprise, lots of switchbacks, but it is a fun, challenging, enjoyable hike. It took me 3.5 hours to make it to the top and two hours to get back down.

    Glacier Point is a madhouse.

    I had an amazing experience getting to run into a momma bear and cub on the way back down. She was on trail as I was cantering down, we both scared the life out of each other as I turned the switchback and she was less than 15 feet away. I kept my eyes on them and they watched me as I passed. Pictures are lame, because I wasn't about to be one of those people who gets too close and then dies. I just held my camera in the air and clicked while I backed up. Just wonderful! I hope I never forget that moment.

    Miya Hosaka completed Four Mile Trail

    1 day ago

    Miya Hosaka reviewed Caples Lake to Emigrant Lake Trail

    2 months ago

    Pretty crowded, but that is most places this time of year.
    Easy hike. Gorgeous flowers everywhere!
    3 stream crossings that can be crossed by rocks and avoiding wet feet.
    Mosquitos will eat you alive, even with bug spray, but they thin out depending on the hour.
    Parking is limited and fills up. Vault toilets at the parking lot, no water.

    Miya Hosaka saved Landers Lake Loop

    3 months ago

    Miya Hosaka saved Four Lakes Loop

    3 months ago

    Miya Hosaka reviewed Henry Coe Pacheco Falls Loop from Hunting Hollow via Kelly Lake

    4 months ago

    Big surprise, this trip didn't go as planned. Haha, but still fun.
    My friend and I definitely went a different route, because we missed some forks that I had originally Routed.
    We started at the Coyote Creek TH, and made it to Kelly Lake around 16:00. We did about 13 miles. We decided to go a little farther to Coit Lake. We were quite burnt and quite sore. We couldn't find an area to set up camp, everything was pretty high grass and swampy. The lakes were brown and pretty ugly. We walked on, hoping to make it to Pacheco Falls, but we ran out of water and got too tired and so called it quits.
    My friend got VERY burnt so we headed back the next day and didn't bother to go to Pacheco Falls. We took a much a shorter route from Kelly Lake and set up camp right at the Coyote Creek TH, that way I could get one more night outside and my friend wouldn't have to walk far the next morning.
    About 2300, a bunch of teenagers showed up and proceeded to have a rave on the bridge up to the Hot Springs. They blared their music and made a bunch of noise, so at 00:30, we broke camp. We passed through clouds of marijuana smoke and swaggering drunken teenagers underneath the full moon.
    It was quite the adventure. Hah!
    There were some pretty sites, but overall, this place isn't very pretty. Also, very expensive to backpack here. A backpacking fee per day and a parking fee, just not worth it for what you are getting to see.
    The only reason I am giving it 3 stars is because we met some really nice people! Also, lots of wildlife: a coyote, a cottontail, a rattlesnake, a manx!

    Miya Hosaka reviewed Stuart Fork Trail to Emerald and Sapphire Lakes

    4 months ago

    So far, I try to never go to the same TH twice. However, I loved this place so much that I cannot WAIT to go back.
    The worst part of this trip, was that it got cut short.
    There is a nice campground at...Alpine Lake, I believe. Lots of water sources along the way and creek crossings, which is always fun.
    I would say the Morris Meadows Campground is more like 9 miles. It is definitely an ideal location. The second site out of the 3 is huge and had multiple fire rings from previous burns. It would be good for a large group or if a couple families get there.
    We experience the most wonderful rain and thunderstorm while there. My friend left her tent open, which made for the immediate departure.
    The hike to Emerald Lakes was an easy one, but we left our packs at camp. With our packs, probably would have been not as easy. Hah.
    I definitely recommend. Also, just prefer this Wilderness. They aren't as strict. Hopefully, people don't leave big messes and force them to enforce stricter rules.

    Miya Hosaka reviewed Tomales Point Trail

    5 months ago

    My friend and I did this hike last month with weighted vests.
    It was very mild, although my big o' hiking boots were probably too heavy for walking in sand.
    We started while it was still pitch black and didn't see anyone until a mile or 2 headed back.
    There is an insane amount of elk and some foxes and deer.
    The flowers were beautiful. We even got some light rain, so it was wonderful!

    Miya Hosaka reviewed Camron Trail

    5 months ago

    I was happily surprised with how much wildlife I saw!
    a lot of this trail is next to the road. pretty heacily trafficked with people and their dogs.

    Careful where you step, lots of dog droppings along the way.

    I would really recommend taking the Disc Golf course. Trails not well maintained, but pretty scenery and bettet if you are looking for that hiking feel.

    Miya Hosaka added Camron Trail

    6 months ago

    Miya Hosaka completed Camron Trail

    6 months ago

    Miya Hosaka saved Bear Springs Loop

    6 months ago

    Miya Hosaka completed Tomales Point Trail

    6 months ago

    Miya Hosaka saved Trolltunga Trail

    7 months ago

    Miya Hosaka completed Burney Falls Loop Trail

    7 months ago

    Miya Hosaka completed Murietta Falls Trail

    8 months ago

    Miya Hosaka reviewed Stevens Trail

    8 months ago

    This was a fun trail! I would say, at most 'Moderate', not hard.
    My friend and I titled it the trail of "Unshaved Legs", because the mossy trees reminded us of such.
    There is a bathroom at the trailhead. Most of the trail is on the edge of the mountain, cliff, hill? So if you need to pee during the trail, there isn't much room to step away.
    There is a small waterfall you have to cross to continue, pretty cool, but scared me. There is a cave, so bring a headlamp! At the end of the trail, you cross a small creek and this time of year, there were 1000s and 1000s of ladybugs! They blend in really well with the foliage. If a nice man hadn't pointed them out to us, we wouldn't have noticed them!
    The last quarter mile, we lost the trail. I think you just follow the river up stream, but my knee was giving out, so I called it quits.
    There are lots of places to fill up on water if you prefer to bring a pump.
    Really enjoyed being above the fog line.