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    Robert Anthony completed Mount Ida Trail

    26 days ago

    Robert Anthony reviewed Mount Ida Trail

    26 days ago

    this Trail is wonderful. The first one point five miles are very challenging and difficult. However they are in the forest so you're protected from the elements. For a considerable distance once you passed the tree line it is a wonderful Trail to walk on. Unfortunately we didn't make it to the summit. The weather was cloudy and it was incredibly cold, and it is very windy as everyone says. We did make it to Peak 12150. I would do this hike again no doubt. However the next time, I would go more prepared with the proper attire. While we were dressed in the appropriate coat and pant layering, the lack of a hat and gloves made it unbearable. I recommend all of these if you plan to take this hike. Far better to be able to remove them if its cold then to not have them at all. Again, I do plan to make the hike again, so that I can get to the summit of Mount Ida. It's a stunning hike and well worth every step.

    Robert Anthony saved Mount Ida Trail

    26 days ago

    Robert Anthony reviewed Maroon Bells Scenic Loop Trail

    26 days ago

    I am a professional photographer and decided I would go and see what all the hoopla is about with regard to this iconic location. The trailhead and parking is incredibly busy I was surprised at how many photographers were on site trying to photograph the sunrise at Maroon Bells. I've seen so many other awesome sites in this country, honestly, I wasn't impressed with this Trailhead or the scenery other than the beautiful Aspen's on the drive out. If you plan to photograph sunrise at Maroon Bells particularly in the fall, I would recommend that you are at the trailhead no later than 4:30 a.m. We arrived at 5 a.m. and we're on the verge of not being able to find a parking spot. I will say I don't think I'd go again. It just wasn't as spectacular as everybody talks about it being. while we were driving and it was Pitch Black. However the exit provided stunning scenery. I will say that that was worth the effort more so than the photography of the lake.

    Robert Anthony reviewed Zabriskie Point

    4 months ago

    Loved this for the early morning Sun. Blue light was amazing!

    Robert Anthony completed Zabriskie Point

    4 months ago

    Robert Anthony reviewed Deertrap Mountain Trail

    5 months ago

    This is, by far, to me, the best view and vantage point for Zion. It is, to me, a pretty easy trail.
    A few things to note.
    First, you enter from the east and you do NOT enter the trail from the park. It is behind the Zion Ponderosa ranch.
    Second, you will want to plan on taking a good downloaded Map.
    Third, the hardest part of the trail is at the very beginning with the initial ascent and at the near end with another short ascent.

    I have been to Observation point, and my son has been to both OP and Angels Landing. His opinion is as mine; best view in the park.

    This is, indeed, a little traveled trail. I had it all to myself the entire morning. I also had the vantage point all to myself the entire time.

    Here is a little advice on finding the viewpoint.

    Pay attention at the last ascent. It goes up sharply and then back down thru some short switch backs. About the 1/2 way point down from the last short ascent up, look down and to what will be your right (north). You will notice a field of sorts with various clumps of short Oaks shrubbery. You simply need to navigate that terrain exactly due north and you will eventually end up at the view point. You will make a right turn at the bottom of this descent in the sandy area and begin making your way thru the oaks. You cannot miss the end.
    When you have an almost 360 degree view of the Zion Canyon, you have arrived.
    It is a better view than OP and less work. You travel the same distance without a 3000 foot ascent.
    Good luck and prepare to be overwhelmed!

    Robert Anthony reviewed Telescope Peak Trail

    5 months ago

    My son and I hiked this today, 5-26-18. First, you can't get to the trail head by regular car. You need to walk the road from Charcoal Kiln to get there Or take a 4x4.. This is about 1.5 miles with an elevation gain on the road of about 1200 feet...just on this road. Many have said you can't drive the road. Not true. You can safely drive at least 1/2 up and park at or near the Thorndike campground. This saves you a lot.
    Trial is well marked and you should know, we are both in great shape. This is a very difficult hike. First portion, very tough. Flattens out a lot for the middle third . Then, the climb to the top starts. The switchback gain a ton of elevation in a very short order.
    People have said the view at the top is to die for. However, I can't say that. This may be, though, due in large part to the fact that we have been to so many top of mountains, they are all starting to have the same "appeal". If you haven't done many hikes to peaks, this may be one worth looking into, but again, not an easy trek. It took us a total of 10 hours round trip moving at the best clip we could.

    Robert Anthony completed Telescope Peak Trail

    5 months ago