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    Nicholas Walters saved Flume Road Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Nicholas Walters completed Gowan Trail

    5 months ago

    Nicholas Walters reviewed Browns Peak via Brown's Trail

    5 months ago

    The hike and drive were great.

    First the drive - I took the road from the Beeline Hwy (87) to the trailhead. I was in a 2wd Suburban. For all those people who say that you need 4wd, they are wrong. I think they are conflating the term 4wd with high clearance. Any 2wd high clearance vehicle will work. There was not a single place on the drive in that I was ever remotely concerned about being stuck. That being said, I wouldn’t recommend a sedan or crossover. I also wouldn’t recommend any vehicle with low profile tires because there are lots of rocks that could puncture your sidewalls. The drive was about 1.5-2 hours from the Beeline so be prepared. However, it was very scenic and enjoyable.

    On to the trail, it was great. You start in a deciduous forest and move on up to the rocky portions above the trees. The chute looks extremely challenging from the saddle, but it’s doable. Unfortunately when I went (late February), it was during a cold snap and by the time I got about 100 feet from the top, all of the footholds were full of ice. I could see the top, but there was no safe way for me to make it to the top. I was extremely disappointed, but I’ll be back when it warms up.

    For those wanting to know how it compares to the Flatiron: they are similar. Brown’s is less physically grueling (less elevation gain), and less crowded. However, there are more technical areas in Brown’s. Browns is also nice in that you park and you’re immediately on the trail, as opposed to Flatiron where you park and then have about a mile long flat(ish) walk on big stones that can twist your ankle and is not scenic.

    Nicholas Walters followed Erika Bauer

    5 months ago

    Nicholas Walters followed mary ann caraway

    12 months ago

    Nicholas Walters added Hollyridge Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Nicholas Walters added West Fork Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Nicholas Walters completed West Fork Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Nicholas Walters saved West Fork Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Nicholas Walters saved Devils' Chasm Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Nicholas Walters saved Holbert Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Nicholas Walters saved Geronimo Head

    over 1 year ago

    Nicholas Walters saved Battleship Mountain

    over 1 year ago

    Nicholas Walters saved Wind Cave Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Nicholas Walters reviewed Wave Cave Trail

    over 1 year ago

    This was an overall good hike. You first drive down a dirt road for about 5 miles, which is fun and scenic. I recommend something with a little ground clearance.

    The hike was nice and challenging. It got a little hard to follow the trail after you go through the barbed wire fence. I recommend staying left. Close to the end The trail gets pretty steep and requires a little scrambling.

    It's completely worth it when you get to the cave. It's a big cave and much cooler than the outside, great views also.

    Nicholas Walters added Wave Cave Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Nicholas Walters completed Wave Cave Trail

    over 1 year ago