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    Matt Vogt completed Little North Santiam Trail

    6 months ago

    Matt Vogt completed Calloway Creek Trail

    8 months ago

    Matt Vogt completed Minto-Brown Island Park

    about 1 year ago

    Matt Vogt reviewed Tumalo Mountain Trail

    over 1 year ago

    We did a snow camping trip up the mountain and it was awesome. Amazing views of Bachelor, Broken Top, Three Sisters. Can see the city lights of Bend glowing in the distance at night. We snowshoed in and set up camp a few hundred feet below the summit. Snowshoes are a must in the winter, I think we had about 8 feet of snow out there. Snowmobiles are abundant around the base of the mountain, but not so much higher up. Also popular spot for back-country skiing, saw plenty of people doing that as well.

    Matt Vogt completed Tumalo Mountain Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Matt Vogt completed Mulkey Creek Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Matt Vogt completed Mulkey Creek Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Matt Vogt added Track - Jul 23, 02:36 PM

    almost 2 years ago

    Matt Vogt reviewed Sunset Vista Trail

    over 2 years ago

    This is a fun peak to climb. I had summitted once before from the Hunter Trail, so I decided to do things a little differently today. I parked at the Hunter Trailhead and then took the park road around the north side to the Sunset Vista Trailhead. From there I made it all the way to the summit, then back down to the junction with the Hunter trail and took that over the saddle and down to my car. The summit is very interesting, requiring cables up almost vertical rock walls for part of the ascent. Gloves are definitely recommended; I've done it twice without and my hands are always raw afterwards from hanging onto the cables. Certainly not an easy trail, and you want to make sure to have 2-3 liters of water per person, but it's well worth the views from the top.

    Matt Vogt completed Hunter Trail to Picacho Peak

    over 2 years ago

    Matt Vogt reviewed Camelback Mountain Summit Trail

    over 2 years ago

    This is an extremely difficult trail, but the view from the top is worth it. You gain over 1,300 feet of elevation in the space of just about a mile. A lot of the trail is a scramble almost straight up over rocks. Bring good gripping shoes; the red granite that makes up most of the exposed rock can be smooth and it's easy to slide a little bit. Also make sure to bring plenty of water if it's hot out. The day I went it was 60 degrees with a slight breeze and that was about as perfect as conditions could be. I can't imagine doing it in the middle of summer. Amazing views of all of Phoenix and surrounding area. The only knock against it, though not enough for me to drop a star, is that it is extremely busy and can feel almost crowded out on the trail and especially the summit.

    Matt Vogt added Wishlist

    over 2 years ago

    Matt Vogt reviewed Casa Grand Mountain Radio Tower Trail

    over 2 years ago

    This is a relatively easy hike, though the climb to the radio towers is very steep. It's also paved for a little over half of the ascent. If you go past the complex of radio and cell towers at the top of the paved section you can hit the ridge trail and it's a little less than half a mile south along the ridges to the highest point. Short and sweet, but you get pretty good views of Casa Grande, surrounding area, and mountains all around.

    Matt Vogt updated Dan's Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Matt Vogt saved Trail of Ten Falls

    over 2 years ago

    Matt Vogt updated Chip Ross Lower Dan Loop

    almost 3 years ago

    Matt Vogt reviewed Ptarmigan Trail - Monitor Ridge

    about 3 years ago

    Matt Vogt completed Ptarmigan Trail - Monitor Ridge

    about 3 years ago

    Matt Vogt reviewed Camp Adair to Oak Creek

    about 3 years ago

    This trail is pretty cool, you cover a lot of ground and get to see a lot of scenery. If you're going to go all that way, definitely take the spur and head up to the top of Dimple Hill before going down to Oak Creek. Dimple Hill has the best view in the McDonald Forest in my opinion. Took both dogs and we got done in about 4 hours. Close to either end of the trail and near Lewisburg Saddle there are more people, but I saw very few people all day. If it had been sunnier there would have been more, but in the remote parts it's easy to get away from everyone if that's what you want.

    Matt Vogt completed Camp Adair to Oak Creek

    about 3 years ago

    Matt Vogt saved Tam McArthur Rim Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Matt Vogt saved Camp Adair to Oak Creek

    over 3 years ago

    Matt Vogt completed Simpson Water Pump Station

    over 3 years ago

    Matt Vogt saved Iron Mountain Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Matt Vogt saved Green Lakes Trail #17

    over 3 years ago

    Matt Vogt saved Crescent Mountain Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Matt Vogt completed Dan's Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Matt Vogt reviewed McKenzie Trail Clear Lake to Trail Bridge

    over 3 years ago

    We hiked this area today and it was an absolutely gorgeous sunny day for mid-October in western Oregon. We hiked from the Clear Lake lodge north around the lake, down the east side and the waterfalls trail to the south, and then back up along the west side of the lake for a long loop. I had never been up there before, but I definitely want to go again. The lake was beautiful and the trails well maintained. The scenery was really nice and there were a handful of huge old-growth trees along the trail. Not a real difficult hike, even though it was fairly long, but there weren't huge numbers of people either. Quite a few more people were parked at the main trailhead for the waterfalls than were out hiking at the lake. Definitely recommend.