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hiking
2 days ago

Hiked this trail every summer for 20 years! Ever since before I was born my family has been camping at Annett's Mono Village! My favorite spot in the world and this trail is always a great family day hike!

hiking
2 days ago

fishing
4 days ago

Stumbled upon this beauty while fishing the Upper and Lower Twins for the first time in my float tube. Wow, I followed the switchbacks for one or two turns and then followed what I hear being called a water fall, but right now it is a raging torrent down the side of the mountain (Sorry US Forest Service). I got back on the trail and made it to the meadow at the top, which reminded me a lot of day hiking in Tuolumne Meadows. Pretty steep grade going up, but relatively easy enough for most. Beautiful wildflowers, didn't see another soul, human or animal big enough to be concerned with. Did see some trout up high where the water was moving much slower. Still time to see the snow melt. I would take people there to show them God's work. Amen

Great trail. Lots of snow about the last half mile from the lake. Still very cold at night.

Great Hike. Lots of streams to navigate due to snow melt. The meadow portions of the trail were very soggy, and good amount of snow at the end of the trail... Any tennis shoe wearers had wet feet. Slight incline the majority of the way, then lots of switchbacks through large hillside thicket all the way up to the lake. Barney was still half frozen on Memorial Day Weekend 2017. Not a large shore area since the lake is so full, but we were able to find some fallen trees to relax on and enjoy the view.

hiking
26 days ago

This is a great trail! Nice gradual climb, not too strenuous and beautiful scenery. A good portion of the hike was very wet so I recommend some waterproof shoes. I forgot my gortex hiking shoes and was fine doing it in Nike Frees but my feet were soaked for most of the hike.

Similar to Bryan below, started at the campground went to Barney and continue to peeler. I was definitely keeping a fast paced hiking speed, so I was pretty tired when i got back to the campground, but the hike was well worth the views. There was some snow towards the last half mile to peeler, but nothing unmanageable in hiking boots. Cannot stress enough how many Mosquitos were by the lake though if you are planning on back packing and camping.

Nice loop. Walk along river 1st then up along road ro meet lovely trail through oak & Pine open forest back to road.

A deceptively hard hike with big elevation gain, worth it with such a beautiful clear lake at the end.
More small lakes are beyond and the center peak can be seen from 395. Had snow in September, one of my favorite hikes of all time.

So unique and awesome! No service and a long drive on a dirt road getting in, but really cool. Restrooms, water and small gift shop at site. Gotta check it out!!!

backpacking
2 months ago

This is my favorite hike in the Bridgeport area. Did it three times last year and plan on doing it again here in a few weeks.
It isn't too hard for a beginner at a mere 9ish miles roundtrip. The trailhead can be found at the end of the Mono Village Campground and the trail is mostly flat with the exception of the switchbacks towards the end.
The lake itself is beautiful. Facing Crown Peak, walk towards the left along the beach to find nice & quite hang out spots where you can relax and take in the scenery.
I highly recommend this hike to anybody. You should give it a go if you haven't already.

on Point Defiance Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail but I wouldn't consider easy! Gorgeous views of Engelbright. Would do it again!

Easy hike. Good for kids. No grand "view" but water was beautiful

I didn't really care for this trail. Views were ok. To many obstacles to climb over.

Cool trail, great views. There are many obstacles along the trail but in my opinion, that's part of what makes it fun.
There is a campground at the end of the trail with restrooms and fresh water.

Love the hike and the views.