hiking

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forest

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wild flowers

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birding

horseback riding

waterfall

on Boulder Creek

17 days ago

Fallen trees and stream crossings made it more challenging than expected! But overall beautiful!

backpacking
2 months ago

April 1st. Still a lot of snow above 4,000ft elevation. Started the tail at 1pm was planning on camping at the end of the trail but was not practical because the last 2 miles were covered almost entirely with snow. Turned back at 5pm and made it to the base of the trail in time to set up camp. The trail was a nice hike just no spectacular mountain top views.

hiking
5 months ago

backpacking
5 months ago

I can't wait to go back and check this trail out again. I used it every weekend to get to different lakes and peaks in the Trinity Alps. Stargazing in Mumford Meadows is a must!

backpacking
7 months ago

This was my first time backpacking and my husband thought a challenge would be ok. The first mine felt super easy, we reached a bridge and the view was breathtaking! A little down from the bridge was a great spot for camping. unfortunately the previous people didn't put out their fire, so we got some water from the river and put it out. There was a load of switchbacks going up a huge granite rock that was pretty exhausting and you see this huge opening! Don't be fooled like me, it was mumford meadows, not the lake. You have another mile to go up more switchbacks up another granite slab. A bit more woods and then you see the huge granite cliffs! There's a few spots to camp, cross a stream(great for filtering your water because you're probably low or out) and you find a few more spots near the water. We choose the furthest for privacy and knew it'd help keep our two dogs calmer. It had a slight decline, a perfect fire pit with bench made of slab of wood across two boulders. Climb up from the spot and there was still plenty of great wood and twigs for a night fire and morning fire. Waking up to that sunrise was amazing, i saw it creep down the face of the mountain. The hike back was nice. I recommend wearing pants, parts of the trail were brushy and I was glad to not have my legs scratched up. Overall I can't wait to repeat this trail! I have a much firmer grasp on how to pack, and what to expect!

11 months ago

Beautiful hike with spectacular views a number of options to create a nice loop or connect to other trailers. Morris meadow is a beautiful walk to the higher elevations with the anticipation of high alpine beauty this will inspire you with amazing lupus fields scattered with a variety of incredible wild flowers. It's a moderate hike go enjoy the beauty!!!!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Cool old growth forest. Lots of creek and stream crossings to keep you on your toes. Some large downfall from winter storms, big trees to navigate. There is always an easy rout around. Plenty of waterfalls along the way, leading up to an uneventful ending.

hiking
Saturday, September 12, 2015

The day we hiked this, I rated it as the Best Smelling trail, cuz of a lovely aroma emanating from an unknown source in a few places! Anyhow, it's sort of strenuous the first few miles, til you reach Cabin Flat, then the trail went through some meadows. If you cross the outlet to the lake & follow it around, there's a nice area of rock good for taking a break at, & next to a little waterfall.

hiking
Friday, August 07, 2015

While hiking this trail, I designated it the best smelling trail! There were several places where something was exuding a wonderful aroma, I wish I knew what it was! The trail starts through forest of oak & madrone, then pine & cedar dominate. There's a stretch where huge boulders are scattered everywhere. It's steep to Cabin Flat, then it mellows out & goes through meadows before reaching the lake. There's a pretty waterfall at the far end of the lake with a big rocky shelf. There are a few more waterfalls upstream (off-trail & early season, at least).

The only reason this doesn't rate 5 stars is because of the lack of water the first 7 miles. It starts out moderately through forest & gets more strenuous when you come to a long, exposed (hot!) ridge. It goes back down along a rocky hillside, then into forest & up a brushy hillside before crossing a creek--these last stretches are usually not maintained, so be prepared for a bushwhack or bring shears. Once you cross the creek it's an easy scramble up the granite to the first lake. It's a little harder to get to the second lake & harder yet to the upper lake, but swimming is best at the upper lake. Early season there's streams & ponds everywhere.

hiking
Friday, May 22, 2015

Strenuous is right, but if you want a great workout with a reward of great views, here it is. It's a little longer, but you can access the peak via the Stoney Ridge Trail, too.

hiking
Friday, May 22, 2015

My favorite! Definitely not for beginners, tho. Trail up Bowerman Meadows sometimes fades, but once you're there, enjoy the serenity before the climb up to Anna &/or Billy-be-Damned Lakes. Can be done as a somewhat brutal day-hike, but if you can, spend a night or 3! Beautiful lakes surrounded by odd-shaped metamorphic rock & an awesome meadow in between the lakes. Going back down via a scramble to long Canyon you'll get jaw-dropping views & pocket meadows under the rocks. Can be done in reverse or add options such as over ridge to beautiful Echo lake (Beware of steep scree-slope!) & around to Bee Tree gap thru Siligo Meadows.

hiking
Friday, May 22, 2015

Great trail with a lot of options--Horseshoe lake is where this trail ends, but you can access Granite Lake Trail, Bear Basin Trail or 4-Lakes Loop easily (among others).

hiking
Friday, May 22, 2015

Easy hike as far as Mumford Meadows, then trail steepens. We camped at ward lake & had beautiful sunrise & sunsets. Day-hiked down a SteepWard Lake trail continuation the next day, & to awesome Horseshoe Lake, cold for swimming, but refreshing! and surrounded by granite.

hiking
Friday, May 22, 2015

We went to Lander's Lake overnite via the Boulder Creeks TH. Strenuous, but worth it. Up past Poison Canyon, down towards Union Creek, up to lake passing gorgeous meadows. Next day went down to Union Creek area, then way up to Foster & back down past Lion, eventually crossing creek that loops back to Boulder Lake & out. The views near the top of trail to Foster (and the flower-lined granite steps of the trail itself) were amazing! Also, there are ponds, a meadow & a view of Union Lake above landers.

hiking
Friday, May 22, 2015

Nice, easy hike & you'll probably see pitcher plants near the streams.

hiking
Friday, May 22, 2015

This is a great day-hike. There are good views of Ycatapom Peak, & Lilypad Lake is pretty cool, but the lush ponds & views above are even better. There's another pond off-trail hidden under some cliffs worth exploring. Did I mention the meadows are incredible,too?

hiking
Friday, May 22, 2015

This was kind of an unremarkable hike, but it does have easy access in off-season months.Unfortunately, the creek stays out of sight for most of the trail, but there was one spot where it got close & had a camp-site, & another at the end of the trail where it intersects with Lion/Foster lakes Trail or continues across the creek to go to Boulder Lakes.