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hiking
4 hours ago

THE FLAG IS BACK!

Thanks to whom ever did that!

For a more detailed review, see my review 29 days ago.
This is the third time I have been up this trail in 29 days and it is worth the strenuous (last part of the trail) hike.

On one of my hikes to Black Mountain, I used my Asolo boots to see how they would work on this trail and the stiffness began to give me friction issues so I had to slow down. While I had planned enough time for the hike, the friction issues took my hike into the night.

I had always taken a head lamp with me along with the 10 essentials (maps, compass [even though I use GPS], sun protection, extra food and water, protective clothing, matches, fire starting materials, a knife and first aid kit). I often questioned the need for some of the ten but that day my dedication to the ten paid off, for real.

Not only did I need my head lamp, it got cold and windy so I used my rain jacket as a wind breaker (rain is not always an issue in the dessert but the rain layer is intended to serve multiple uses).

I was never afraid during this unexpected night hike, but I began to get disorientated and thought I might need to stop and camp; I had an emergency bivy for extra warmth if I needed it.

I began to wonder why it was so hard to see the trail (it was only after doing some post hike research I found out that warm light would have been better for my situation for better color contrast. Part of this trail gets faint and hard to see at points; the cool white light washes out the faint contrast between the trail and surrounding gravel. From my research, the only warm light head lamp I found was from Zebra light).

I soon heard some voices ahead but I was still a good distance from the trailhead and was wondering what that was all about… soon, I saw lights bobbing up a head: must have been 5 or 6. When then lights got closer, I saw that the lights were on trail runners… trail running at night. About three groups of them passed me; all in all there must have been 15 of them. Cool!

After they left me, I was still having some difficulty orienting myself. Suddenly, it was like someone turned on a night light: moonrise; and it was a full moon! I turned down my headlamp and, once my eyes adjusted, I could better see the trail.

Morel of the story: always carry the ten basics.

hiking
15 hours ago

My cousin and I went on this trail a couple of months back. We drove our car maybe a mile when we realized that there was no trailhead(Only reason for not giving it 5 stars. Need more markers). The climb was steep so I'd definitely rate it hard but the views were beautiful. It took us about 4.5 hours to complete the hike stops and all.

I didn’t hike all the way to Snow Valley, just went 8 miles as an out and back. Very few people out this time of year, we saw 5 people on foot and 5 people on horseback. The views of Tahoe were all seen as glimpses through the trees, but still a very beautiful hike.

pretty easy trail. Be careful of the hunters though! They like to sneak in to the preserve part and shoot the ducks, geese and whatever. I have caught a few in there. Wouldn't be much for them to accidentally shoot one of my dogs or a person...too risky! the company's hands are tied and of course the officers are too far away to catch them. It's so unfortunate for the rest of us. Just be careful and very aware when you go out there.

Just went to check this trail out. Q&D has numerous signs saying "keep out." The trail is not accessible from October 2018 to March 2019. no fishing, biking or hiking. looks like it would've been a great hike.

Awesome awesome

hiking
1 day ago

Kicked my butt, but it was a beautiful hike.

on Truckee River Walk

2 days ago

Pretty walk. There are a few homeless people about. But it is what it is! Most of the time they are minding their own business. Still a pretty walk !

Great views and difficult. This trail is still not marked properly. I saw 3 groups all getting to the neckline in 3 different ways..

A nice trail that you can see when driving on 80. This trail has signs stating it is closed due to construction on the flumes from November 15th, 2018 until March 2019. There was no one working on a Saturday, but I don't know if there is a potential of getting a ticket or towed if you decide to go for it.

on Sparks Marina Loop

2 days ago

Good walk if you’re using a stroller !

2 days ago

Great hike ! Started from rancho and walked to the N with my 2.5 year old asleep in the carrier ! Was a great hike !

We have done this hike several times and had a great experience today! Learned a few new things, namely how to cross the creek without getting wet! I have heard about an alternate crossing and finally found it today, excellent day as the rocks at the inital crossing were covered in ice.

From the paved parking lot at the top of the access road down to the creek, take the single track trail to the left that skirts the hillside and follow it instead of going down the gravel road. There will be several paths down to the river from this single track including a set of steps down to a thick log crossing the river. This would be stable enough bit we chose to keep following the trail up a bit to a small, white water tower with a metal grate bridge across. This was completely stable and safe for us today and I recommend choosing either this bridge or the log for a safer initial crossing. Thanks to the hiker that told us about this!

The other crossing that has always been problematic for me was the dam just below the waterfall. Apparently, I am the only person who did not know there is a huge log to cross just below the dam! This would have saved me a lot of wet shoes! Just in case this is a problem for others too: off the main trail, just below the dam and waterfall is another well-worn trail to the left that goes down to a huge, stable log that makes for easy creek crossing.

Hope this review helps and many others can enjoy and care for this beautiful area! The waterfall was icy and spectacular today!

i'm in love with this trail. came in mid October, beautiful Aspen trees changing color, slow and steady climb up with short steep down to lake so after long uphill climb the first part of the return was challenging but then the rest of the 10 mile hike was all downhill with a little bit of flat so easy to power through. cant wait to do again next fall!

hiking
4 days ago

This one is a walk in the woods - a sweet little meandering trail that never gets too strenuous and offers scenic views of the Carson Valley below. The trail follows the curves of the canyon and was quite kid friendly once you get past the initial ascent. We saw several mountain bikers today, so be aware of this, especially with the frequent blind spots around switch backs.

hiking
4 days ago

This is a great little trail in an equally great location. Close to town, this one connects to many other hikes, such as Eagle Ridge and the Tahoe Rim Trail (if you’re up for some serious elevation gain). I don’t enjoy the parking for the trailhead, which requires you to walk along a road that borders private homes and property, but once you are on the trail you get beautiful views of the Carson Valley. We hiked it today with my four year old, and he did great, so personally I’d rate this one as easy! Beautiful colors and crisp fall weather at this time of year, but be prepared for early shadows and sunset on this trail since it right on the east facing side of the mountain.

Great hike! We took a few breaks to catch our breath since we weren’t used to the elevation, but overall not bad at all. Definitely recommend!

It was a nice hike. Hard to follow the trail though as it isn’t maintained. Loved seeing the petroglyphs.

Definitely hard but still doable! Totally worth it, must get in the springs & go to the lake. So beautiful & relaxing before the hike back

Awesome !!! It’s a 3hrs to get all the way down to the lake and another 3 hrs back ... 8 miles in total

Small park. Not much here.. can pet the animals running around

Fun. Long. Not as hard as Griffith peak.. but longer distance.

hiking
4 days ago

Great, easy hike that can be leisurely done in about 2 hours.

Really pretty short hike. I also climbed up the large rock close to the midpoint for some added interest and elevation gain. Very easy to do several of these short Valley of Fire hikes in a day.

Did the loop trail instead. Definitely recommend it over this super short one. Picturesque and fun.

hiking
5 days ago

This trail is amazing!! The bottom is really ugly due to fire debris, but mid way to the top its sooo beautiful. Perfect pine trees, bushes, fields, its soo beautiful. At the too you have a 360* view of the tahoe basin and reno! Its a spectacular view. This trail goes to the first meadow, which is so pretty! I cried when I saw it because it was so perfect with the small breeze on the wheat. This is where you should turn around and go back. Unless you want more...

I was so motivated to see the second field that I kept going, I was as pleased with the second field as much as the first. It was really really big and there is a makeshift wood dam in the middle which is wild to look at!

At this point I was debating whether to go back or just continue to Florinston, CA. I decided to continue, it was worth it. There were so many cool views and amazing fields. Most of it is downhill, and in either fields of bushes or birch forests. I did not regret it one bit. It was really really neat and I would have regretted it if I didn’t go.

Overall, it took me 11 hours for a 20 mile hike. I am experienced so it may take you longer depending on your skill, and of course the environment (snow, ice, etc...) It was pretty rocky and extremely isolated, I only saw one family in a ATV. Keep this in mind, I recommend bringing a partner, there are cyotes and mountainlions, although I did not encounter any, I saw alot of tracks. The trails are pretty spot on and exact. The fields by Florinston are very pretty and open. I highly recommend this trail, its one of the prettiest I have been on.

Prepare for a long hike, with about 3,000 in elevation gain. Be safe and take care!

walking
5 days ago

Honestly, I went late AF! Got there at like 5-5:15
BUTTTTTT, i feel it was even MORE AMAZING!!!
If there’s anything I could suggest is catch yourself here at sunset, that way you can catch the stars and the silhouettes of the mountainsand trees!

Bring a flashlight!!! But yeah it’s super fucking DOOOOPE! DOOOO IT BROSEPHERS!✊

hiking
5 days ago

Wow...what a hike up to Griswold Lake at the base of Ruby Dome out and back. Accurately rated as 'hard'. We got a late mid day start. Had to park outside the locked Association campground gate and hike the 1.5 mile to the trailhead (well marked). The Ruby Dome trail parallels the creek up the canyon passing through a variety of landscapes. The lower canyon aspen grove was still ablaze with color. After the trees gave way to very steep rocky trail marked by kairns. The rock and scree were very challenging. The shear canyon faces were in the shade by 3pm and the cold air filled the canyon quickly. Exhausted we trekked through a few new snow patches up to Griswold at 9100 ft. Trekking poles were essential in both directions. In many places we had to crawl up the steep rocky trail on all fours.....The face of Ruby Dome and surrounding alpine peaks were dusted white. We hiked 3.5 hours one way nonstop from the gate to Griswold. The lake is a classic pristine cirque at the base of Ruby Dome not to be missed! Dont rush the descent...very tricky footing. Hike down was about 3 hours to return to the road. This hike is in my Top Ten!

Waterfall in The beginning of November is like a sink dribbling water lol good exercise though.

its a pretty good walking trail. Not too kid friendly sometimes because there's ATVs driving around. there's a few different trails so you can shorten or lengthen the walk.

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