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    Scott Ghiz added 20171202.harriman

    12 months ago

    Scott Ghiz updated Elk Pen Loop Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Scott Ghiz added tohicon

    about 1 year ago

    Scott Ghiz saved West Rim Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Scott Ghiz reviewed Pinchot Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Excellent beginner backpacking trail. Nice campsites. Not too difficult. We backpacked it with two nights out and a total of slightly more than 13 hours of hiking total for the whole loop AUG 25-27 2017. Video @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RT2bh66OxAU

    Scott Ghiz completed Pinchot Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Scott Ghiz completed Pinchot Trail: South Loop

    about 1 year ago

    Scott Ghiz reviewed Pinchot Trail: South Loop

    about 1 year ago

    Good trail for the beginning backpacker like us. Did the whole Pinchot Trail AUG 25-27 201. Parked at the north loop parking area and started hiking CCW at 5 pm on Friday AUG 25 and got to the Painter's Creek camp at 7:45, 5.5 miles total. Ate Wawa hoagies that night and went to sleep. Got up the next day and hiked 15 miles including a side trip to the Pine Hill observation tower to the very south end camp near Phelps Road (?). Then finished the last 7 miles on Sunday morning with a early lunch stop at Stone Tower which is a pile of rocks. Nice camps and easy trail from the up/down perspective. However, this is a relatively challenging trail for other reasons: (1) many rocky sections that require deft footwork and good footwear and (2) swampy sections that can get ugly. We all wore real hiking boots are were happy that we did. Probably will not come back to this exact hike considering there are so many other trails in the region and this was pretty boring overall. Again, this is a good backpack trip to dial-in your backpacking systems and get used to putting some miles in.

    Scott Ghiz reviewed Pinchot Trail - North

    about 1 year ago

    Good trail for the beginning backpacker like us. Did the whole Pinchot Trail AUG 25-27 201. Parked at the north loop parking area and started hiking CCW at 5 pm on Friday AUG 25 and got to the Painter's Creek camp at 7:45, 5.5 miles total. Ate Wawa hoagies that night and went to sleep. Got up the next day and hiked 15 miles including a side trip to the Pine Hill observation tower to the very south end camp near Phelps Road (?). Then finished the last 7 miles on Sunday morning with a early lunch stop at Stone Tower which is a pile of rocks. Nice camps and easy trail from the up/down perspective. However, this is a relatively challenging trail for other reasons: (1) many rocky sections that require deft footwork and good footwear and (2) swampy sections that can get ugly. We all wore real hiking boots are were happy that we did. Probably will not come back to this exact hike considering there are so many other trails in the region and this was pretty boring overall. Again, this is a good backpack trip to dial-in your backpacking systems and get used to putting some miles in.

    Scott Ghiz completed Pinchot Trail - North

    about 1 year ago

    Scott Ghiz added Aug 6 2017

    over 1 year ago

    Scott Ghiz completed High Cliffs

    over 1 year ago

    Scott Ghiz reviewed Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge from New Inlet

    over 2 years ago

    can't really rate it because we didn't finish the trail. but here are some tips: don't bring your dog; no pets allowed but we drove 45 minutes with our dog so we hiked with our dog. wear light hiking boots or sneakers. too many sand spurs for sandals ( not good for the dog either ). it was too hot in August ; do the trail in cooler weather. will come back and try again this winter without the dog.

    Scott Ghiz added Track - Feb 28, 01:36 PM

    over 2 years ago

    Scott Ghiz added Jan 2 2016

    almost 3 years ago

    Scott Ghiz completed High Rocks

    almost 3 years ago