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    Troy Jassey completed Beaver Brook Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Troy Jassey added beaver brook trail

    about 1 month ago

    Troy Jassey completed Canyon Ridge Trail

    3 months ago

    Troy Jassey reviewed Lake Mineral Wells State Trailway

    4 months ago

    Long and flat. Nice to have a longish trail close and it is well maintained. Probably more fun for bikes. Somewhat monotonous to hike.

    Troy Jassey completed Green Mountain Loop

    4 months ago

    Troy Jassey reviewed Outer Mountain Loop

    4 months ago

    This trail is NOT moderate, and is extremely difficult and can be very dangerous for the inexperienced or anybody does not go in the Nov-Mar timeframe. Very high failure rate due to the challenging terrain, heavy water carry, and elevation changes.

    I think the route that includes the Chisos Basin may be more common, look for the other trail that says "includes pinnacles".

    Strongly recommend you don't do this without including the South Rim which is the best view in the area.

    Troy Jassey reviewed Outer Mountain Loop with Pinnacles Trail and Jupiter Canyon

    4 months ago

    Toughest Hike I have ever done.... YOU MUST PREPARE! Recommend bigbendchat.com and read everything.

    Extremely demanding loop with a very high failure rate, and not for the inexperienced. Couple of thoughts/lessons.

    1. This trail is no joke, water is a big issue, and I can see this trail flat out being very very dangerous for inexperienced or unprepared backpackers.
    2. I can't imagine doing this trail much past mid-march, the Dodson was pretty brutal in the afternoon already
    3. I wore shorts which was stupid, although I enjoyed the coolness, zipper pants for flexibility in the desert would have been better
    4. We added both Emory Peak and the South Rim (at SW3) to the trip (total mileage ended up being 43 miles due to some side trial action. Unless you have been or plan to return I cannot imagine doing the OML without adding the South Rim, it was far and away the best part of the whole trip.
    5. The trail is rough, very very rocky, and suggest you put a lot of time in prep into your shoe/sock/feet/knee plan as I think those issues are most likely to cause a stoppage.
    6. I carried a 4.5L water capacity and drank at least 2 litrer before every fill up (beginning, upper juniper, and Homer Wilson). That was enough, although I wish I had probably 1 more liter on the Dodson and going up Blue Creek in the afternoon.
    7. Make sure you have a plan for lots of electrolytes, I think that is a game changer vs. just plain water.
    8. Pack light! My pack was 10-15 lbs lighter than my buddies and I think was the difference in finishing/not finishing. I also cowboy camped with only a groundsheet and emergency tarp (that I needed one night) which saved a good amount of weight.

    Troy Jassey added oml day 4

    4 months ago

    Troy Jassey added oml day 2

    4 months ago

    Troy Jassey added oml day 1

    4 months ago

    Troy Jassey added oml day 3

    4 months ago

    Troy Jassey completed Lands End Trail

    4 months ago

    Troy Jassey completed Muir Woods Trail

    4 months ago

    Troy Jassey completed The National Mall

    4 months ago

    Troy Jassey completed Rim Trail

    4 months ago

    Troy Jassey added green mountain loop

    5 months ago

    Troy Jassey completed Royal Arch Trail

    5 months ago

    Troy Jassey added royal arch in snow

    5 months ago

    Troy Jassey reviewed Rim Trail

    6 months ago

    Pictures do not do it justice

    Troy Jassey reviewed Sipsey Loop Trail

    6 months ago

    Nice trail with plenty of water and shade. Some spots not marked very well, a bit tough to follow at points.

    Troy Jassey reviewed Conejos Peak

    6 months ago

    Great views, tough but doable climbs, my 7 year old son was able to do it.

    Troy Jassey reviewed Mishe Mokwa to Tri-Peaks and Sandstone Peak

    6 months ago

    Nice trail, a little closed in at spots. Hiked in flip flops due to poor business trip preparation, would not recommend that lol! Views at the top of the ocean were incredible. Great day hike.

    Troy Jassey reviewed Dipsea Trail to Steep Ravine Trail to Matt Davis Loop Trail

    6 months ago

    Had an extra day on a business trip and decided to do this spur of the moment. One of the best hikes I've ever done. Beautiful weather, gorgeous changing scenery, and plenty of challenge.

    Troy Jassey reviewed Maryland Heights Loop

    6 months ago

    Enjoyable...the extra hike to the fort at the top was tough but an great day hike.

    Troy Jassey completed Maryland Heights Loop

    6 months ago

    Troy Jassey completed Eagle Rock Loop

    6 months ago

    Troy Jassey added Eagle Rock Loop

    6 months ago