Join the largest community of outdoor enthusiasts.

Get Started
  • Stats
  • Activity
  • Completed
  • Recordings
  • Lists
  • Reviews
  • Photos
  • Profile
  • Recent Activity

    Tom Gault saved Red Mesa Loop

    6 months ago

    Tom Gault reviewed Gunnison Point Overlook

    6 months ago

    This was an easy walk down an improved path and stone stairway to the overlook. There you can get cool pics and interesting info about the metamorphic rock that make up the walls of the canyon!

    Tom Gault reviewed Oak Flat Loop Trail

    6 months ago

    I began this hike early and saw/met no other hikers on it. It is easy to follow, but does have some good steep spots. It has good overlooks of the canyon, too!

    Tom Gault completed Oak Flat Loop Trail

    6 months ago

    Tom Gault added Oak Flat Loop

    6 months ago

    Tom Gault completed Gunnison Point Overlook

    6 months ago

    Tom Gault saved Oak Flat Loop Trail

    6 months ago

    Tom Gault reviewed Red Hill/Mushroom Rock Trail

    6 months ago

    I began this trail right at mid-day, so it was very warm and there wasn't a lot of shade. I hiked clockwise putting the steepest climb at the start. The trail is well marked at the beginning, but there are so many routes and footprints, it was a bit difficult to follow. The AllTrails map was very helpful and I relied on it way more than usual. I encountered several hikers, a man with his dog, and three mountain bikers - many of the trail routes are open to mountain biking.. It was a good, very warm hike, but I enjoyed it! Note: the various trail named at the sight are differently titled from this hike: blue ribbon and Three Gulch on the trail labels make this loop.

    Tom Gault reviewed South Lateral Moraine Trail

    6 months ago

    I covered this hike as part of the Cub Lake loop trail. The trail is heavily traveled by horses and it is very soft/sandy. Not a bad hike, though. It wasn't crowded at all. I saw a herd of elk, too!

    Tom Gault completed South Lateral Moraine Trail

    6 months ago

    Tom Gault reviewed Cub Lake Loop via Moraine Trail

    6 months ago

    I did this loop trail clockwise to get the hard and steep climb up, over, and then back down the ridge to get to the lake done in the first part of the morning. There was no one around; I didn't see another person until I got to the lake. Coming down the ridge to the lake is definitely for the surefooted! Finishing the loop back down from Cub Lake was a much less steep grade. I missed the turn-off at first to complete the loop: when the main trail starts to turn north, don't do it. There is an unmarked trail that takes off to the south that you want to follow. If you go North and you are wanting to finish the loop, you've gone the wrong way! The last bit to get back to the trail head is a long slog on the trail along Bear Lake Road, then you actually go past the car park and loop back around to it. It was a long hike, and very warm for the last bit, but it was a good one!

    Tom Gault completed Bear Lake Nature Trail

    6 months ago

    Tom Gault reviewed Alberta Falls Trail

    6 months ago

    This was the end of the Lake Haiyaha loop for me. It was very well maintained and as it was nearing mid-day, it was pretty crowded. Still a pretty sight and a good trail.

    Tom Gault completed Alberta Falls Trail

    6 months ago

    Tom Gault completed Glacier Gorge Trail

    6 months ago

    Tom Gault reviewed Nymph, Dream, Haiyaha and Loch Vale Lakes Loop

    6 months ago

    I began this trail as early as I could get there in the morning, but the beginning section up to the cutoff to Dream and Emerald lakes was very busy even then. When I took the path up to Haiyaha, I had to cross some snow to get on it (even still) but it was much less traveled. It was a great hike up to the lakes and I got lots of pictures. On the way back down through Glacier Gorge and the falls it got very crowded again. The NPS never disappoints with how the trails are maintained. When you get to Lake H, go on past the big gnarly curled pine and do some bouldering and scrambling to get to some great views of the other part of the lake. It was a very cool hike!

    Tom Gault reviewed Emerald Lake Trail

    6 months ago

    I began with the Bear Lake nature loop, then right into the Dream and Emerald Lakes trek. It was the afternoon, so it was very busy - crowded in fact. But it was still a really good hike, beautiful scenery, and the lakes at the top have great views, too. I missed the elk near Emerald Lake, but the chipmunks were plentiful and very tame and friendly! Very cool!

    Tom Gault completed Emerald Lake Trail

    6 months ago

    Tom Gault added Emerald Lake Trail

    6 months ago

    Tom Gault reviewed Old Kate Trail

    6 months ago

    The trail is well maintained and part of it is a boardwalk. There is a neat waterfall along the way and plenty of bluebird houses, though I didn't see any bluebirds this morning.

    Tom Gault completed Old Kate Trail

    6 months ago

    Tom Gault added White Tail Trail

    6 months ago

    Tom Gault completed White Tail Trail

    6 months ago