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WARNING! READ THIS BEFORE YOU READ ANY TRIP REPORTS:

These trip reports are not intended to be the sole information used if you plan to visit any of these places! Some of these locations are hard to access and require much skill in hiking (and often climbing) in rough territory as well as route finding in confusing terrain with no trace of a trail. Your safety is your responsibility (not mine). If you get into a difficult and/or dangerous situation, don't blame me! I have done my best to explain my footsteps, but I cannot guarantee your safety!

List of Reports by Date

 

August-September 2018 reports

1. Mt. Wittenberg and Meadow Trails loop (short), Bear Valley, Point Reyes National Seashore, California. 

2. Mt. Wittenberg, Z-Ranch, Sky, and Meadow Trails loop (extended), Bear Valley, Point Reyes National Seashore, California. 

3. Mt. Wittenberg Summit from Bear Valley, Point Reyes National Seashore, California. 

4. Bear Valley Trail to Coast Trail, Point Reyes National Seashore, California.

5. Sky Trail to Old Pine Trail,Point Reyes National Seashore, California.

**DETAILED TRIP REPORTS WILL BE POSTED FALL 2018**

 

December 2017 Trip Reports

1. "Balancing Rock Canyon" (canyon just south of Artists Drive First Dip Canyon, and north of Brimstone Canyon), in the Black Mountains. Report part 1Report part 2

2. Minor drainage two north of Artists Palette (just south of Desolation Canyon), in the Black Mountains. Entire report

3. Lower King Midas Canyon (below the old mule trail), in the Funeral Mountains. Report part 1. Report part 2

4. Views from north of Borax Benchmark, in the Black Mountains. Report part 1. Report part 2

5. Upper part of the canyon just north of Echo Canyon, in the Funeral Mountains. Report part 1. Report part 2

6. Keane Wonder Bridge and Cyty's Mill, in the Funeral Mountains. 

7. Hellfire Canyon, in the Black Mountains (in more detail). Report part 1. Report part 2. Report part 3.

**DETAILED TRIP REPORTS WILL BE POSTED FALL 2018**

 

 

July 2017 Trip Reports

0. Trip overview. Entire report

1. Mule Canyon Towers, Bears Ears National Monument, Utah. Entire report

2. Colorado Trail (section northwest of Little Molas Lake), Silverton, Colorado. Report part 1Report part 2

3. Coal Bank Pass trail to meadow below Engineer Mountain, Silverton, Colorado. Report part 1Report part 2Report part 3

4. Potato Lake Road, Silverton, Colorado. Entire report

5. Snowdon Meadows, Silverton, Colorado. 

6. Bristlecone Loop and Rock Glacier Trail, Great Basin National Park, Nevada. 

7. Scenic Drives in Colorado, Utah, and Nevada. 

**DETAILED TRIP REPORTS WILL BE POSTED FALL 2018**

 

 

June 2017 Trip Reports

0. Trip overview. Entire report

1. White Mountains Bristlecone Pine Forest, California. Report part 1Report part 2.

2. Hurd Lake, South Fork Bishop Creek, California. Report part 1Report part 2.

3. North Pass into Saline Valley, Marble Canyon (Saline Range) mining ruins, and Joshua Flats, Death Valley National Park. Report part 1Report part 2.

4. Second Falls, and First and Second Lakes, North Fork Big Pine Creek, California. Report part 1Report part 2Report part 3

 

 

December 2016 Trip Reports

0. Trip overview. Entire report

1. Funeral Slot Canyon Area (Funeral Mountains). Report part 1Report part 2

2. Upper Narrows of the canyon just north of Echo Canyon (Funeral Mountains). Report part 1Report part 2

3. Lower "More Slots" Canyon, and the small drainage just south of Funeral Slot Canyon (Funeral Mountains). Report part 1. Report part 2

4. "More Slots" Canyon again, and another small drainage between this canyon and Funeral Slot Canyon (Funeral Mountains). Report part 1Report part 2

5. Hole-in-the-Wall road area (windy day short hike) (Funeral Mountains). Entire report.

6. Canyons 1 and 2 (Cottonwood Mountains). Report part 1Report part 2

7. Tramway Canyon (Black Mountains). Report part 1Report part 2

8. Near Backthrust Canyon (Grapevine Mountains). Entire report.

9. More hiking in the Kit Fox Hills area (Grapevine Mountains). Entire report.

10. Ridges North of Hellfire Canyon, and view into a northern side canyon of Hellfire Canyon (Black Mountains). Report part 1Report part 2



August 2016 Trip Reports

1. Fish Lake and Sparkle Lake, Top of the World Provincial Park, British Columbia. Report part 1Report part 2

2. Lower Welsh Lake, British Columbia. Entire report.

3. Lower Bugaboo Falls, British Columbia. Entire report.

4. Wenkchemna Pass, Banff National Park, Alberta. Report part 1Report part 2Report part 3

5. Bow Glacier Falls, Banff National Park, Alberta. Entire report.

6. Iceline Summit, Yoho National Park, British Columbia. Report part 1Report part 2

7. Rock Garden and Hemlock Grove Trails, Glacier National Park (Rogers Pass), British Columbia, and Giant Cedars and Skunk Cabbage Trails, and Snowforest and Internment Camp Viewpoints, Mount Revelstoke National Park, British Columbia. Entire report.

8. Jade Pass, Mount Revelstoke National Park, British Columbia. Report part 1Report part 2Report part 3

9. The Hermit, Glacier National Park (Rogers Pass), British Columbia. Report part 1Report part 2



June 2016 Trip Reports

1. Subway Cave, Lassen National Forest, California. Entire report.

2. Snag Lake Loop and the Cinder Cone, Lassen National Park, California. Report part 1Report part 2.  

3. Paradise Meadow trail, and Lily Lake loop, Lassen National Park, California. Entire report.

 

 

March 2016 Trip Reports

1. Wildflower photos from the 2016 superbloom (various locations). Entire report.

2. Cottonwood Benchmark, in the Cottonwood Mountains. Report part 1Report part 2

3. "Canyon E" (first major northern side canyon of Telephone Canyon), in the Panamint Mountains. Report part 1Report part 2.

4. Colorful area south of Ubehebe Crater, in the Cottonwood Mountains. Report part 1Report part 2



 December 2015 and January 2016 Trip Reports

1. An area in the northern Kit Fox Hills, in the Grapevine Mountains. Entire report.

2. "Canyon 0.5" and Cottonwood Arch, in the Cottonwood Mountains. Report part 1Report part 2.

3. The southern of the two major canyons between Funeral Slot Canyon and Echo Canyon, in the Funeral Mountains. Report part 1Report part 2Report part 3

4. "Peak 4120" near the Ubehebe Crater Area, in the Cottonwood Mountains. Report part 1Report part 2

5. Beyond Borax Benchmark, in the Black Mountains. Entire report.

6. The northern of the two major canyons between Funeral Slot Canyon and Echo Canyon (upper "More Slots Canyon"), in the Funeral Mountains. Report part 1Report part 2

7.  Double Bridge and Squeeze Slot, in the Funeral Mountains. Report part 1Report part 2

8. Lower Forge Canyon, and Lower Artist's Palette Canyon 1, in the Black Mountains. Entire report.

 

 

May - June 2015 Trip Reports

1. White Rocks, Red Knoll, The Wedge Overlook, Buckhorn Wash Pictographs, and San Rafael River Swingbridge in the Northern San Rafael Swell. Entire report

2. The Chesler Park Loop (including the Joint Trail), and Roadside Ruin in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. Report part 1Report part 2Report part 3

3. Little Wild Horse and Ding Canyons in the San Rafael Swell. Report part 1Report part 2

4. Mesa Arch, Grand View Point, Green River Overlook, Aztec Butte, Upheaval Dome First Viewpoint, and Shafer Trail Overlook in the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park. Entire report

5. Balanced Rock, North and South Windows, Turret Arch, Double Arch, Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint, and Fiery Furnace Viewpoint in Arches National Park; and Castle Rock, Warner Lake, and Oowah Lake along the La Sal Mountain Loop Road. Entire report

6. Black Bear Pass Road to the base of Bridal Veil Falls in the Telluride area; and Yankee Boy Basin Road to the Governor/Yankee Boy fork in the Ouray area. Entire report

7. Lower Ice Lakes area, and the first mile of the Ophir Pass Road in the Ouray/Silverton area. Entire report

8. Gunnison, Cross Fissures, Chasm, Painted Wall, and Warner Points on the South Rim of The Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Entire report

9. Bierstadt Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. Entire report

10. Alberta Falls, The Loch, Bear Lake, Nymph Lake, Dream Lake, and Twin Owls Loop in Rocky Mountain National Park. Report part 1Report part 2

11. Fern Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. Entire report

12. Longs Peak Trailhead, Trail Ridge Road viewpoints, and East Portal in Rocky Mountain National Park. Entire report

13. Ouzel Lake area in Rocky Mountain National Park. Entire report

14. The Quarry Exhibit Hall, Split Mountain Viewpoint, and Swelter Shelter Petroglyphs and Pictographs in Dinosaur National Monument. Entire report

 

 

March 2015 Trip Reports

1.  Some Northern Side Canyons of Moonlight Canyon, in the Grapevine Mountains. Entire report

2. Ubehebe Peak. Entire report

3. Tucki Mountain Route Area, in the Panamint Mountains. Entire report

4. A Canyon North-East of Black Point, in the Panamint Mountains. Report part 1Report part 2

 

 

December 2014 and January 2015 Trip Reports

1. A canyon near the top of Towne's Pass, in the Panamint Mountains. Entire report

2. Narrows in canyons near Mummy Canyon, in the Funeral Mountains. Report part 1Report part 2

3. Upper Gallery Canyon, in the Grapevine Mountains. Entire report

4. Scruge Canyon, and Turret Bridge, in the Grapevine Mountains. Entire report

5. Main (3rd) Side Canyon of Marble Canyon, in the Cottonwood Mountains. Report part 1Report part 2

6. The canyon just south of Little Bridge Canyon, in the Panamint Mountains. Entire report

7. Crown Bridge, in the Funeral Mountains. Entire report

8. Ash Meadows Area (including Devil's Hole). Entire report

9. A slot canyon near Mummy Canyon, in the Funeral Mountains, and Furnace Site, in the Greenwater Valley. Entire report

10. First Northern Side Canyon of Funeral Slot Canyon, and the Crown Bridge area, in the Funeral Mountains. Entire report

11. First Southern Side Canyon of Moonlight Canyon, in the Grapevine Mountains. Entire report

12. Pothole Canyon, in the Cottonwood Mountains. Report part 1Report part 2

13. Two more canyons in the Towne's Pass area, in the Panamint Mountains, and the Salt Creek area on the valley floor. Entire report

 

 

August 2014 Trip Reports

1. Muir Woods National Monument Main Trail. Entire report

 

 

July 2014 Trip Reports

1. Holly Lake, Grand Tetons National Park. Entire report

2. Lake of the Crags, Grand Tetons National Park. Report part 1Report part 2

3. Signal Mountain and Oxbow Bend, Grand Tetons National Park, and West Thumb Geyser Basin, Firehole Lake Drive, and Fountain Paint Pots, Yellowstone National Park. Entire report

4. Upper Geyser Basin, Midway Geyser Basin and Grand Prismatic Spring, Artist's Paint Pots, Sheepeater Cliff, and Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park. Report part 1Report part 2

5. Mud Volcano and Avalanche Peak, Yellowstone National Park. Report part 1Report part 2

6. Tower Fall, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone (Brink of the Upper Falls, Uncle Tom's Trail, Artist Point, Brink of the Lower Falls, and Inspiration Point), Petrified Tree, and Forces of the Northern Range boardwalk, Yellowstone National Park. Report part 1Report part 2

7. Norris Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park. Report part 1Report part 2

 

 

June 2014 Trip Reports

1. Cascade Falls Canyon, Zion National Park, and Escalante Viewpoint, Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument. Entire report

2. Alvey Wash/Smoky Mountain Road, Upper Left Hand Collet Canyon Slot, Moqui House, Left Hand Collet Canyon Road, and Twenty-Mile Wash Dinosaur Track Site, Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument. Entire report

3. Escalante-Widstoe Road, Powell Point, and Pine Lake, Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument. Entire report

4. Lower Calf Creek Falls, Covered Wagon Bridge, and Cedar Wash Arch, Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument. Entire report

5. Escalante River Canyon, Chriss & Deer Creek Lakes Dixie National Forest, and Hoodoos above Escalante River Canyon, Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument. Entire report

6. Cottonwood Canyon Road, Catstair Canyon Petroglyphs and Pictographs, and Pahreah Townsite, Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument. Entire report

7. Lower Vermilion Cliffs National Monument: Cathedral Wash, Lonely Dell Ranch, Colorado River, and Navajo Bridge. Entire report

8. Grand Canyon North Rim: Cape Royal, Walhalla Overlook and Ruins, Cape Final, and Roosevelt Point. Entire report

9. Checkerboard Mesa Canyon, Many Pools Canyon, and Zion Canyon Overlook, Zion National Park. Report part 1Report part 2.

 

 

April 2014 Trip Reports

1. Townes Pass Slot #1, in the Panamint Mountains. Entire report

2. Wildrose Peak, in the Panamint Mountains. Entire report

3. Grapevine Peak, in the Grapevine Mountains. Entire report

4. Upper Mosaic Canyon, in the Panamint Mountains. Entire report

5. Above Major Titus Side Canyon (near Upper "Fall 2" Canyon), in the Grapevine Mountains. Entire report

6. White Top Mountain Road and Lost Burro Mine and Slot, in the Cottonwood Mountains. Entire report

 

 

December 2013 and January 2014 Trip Reports

1. Lake Hill from the Big 4 Mine Road, in the Panamint Valley. Entire report

2. Canyons 8 and 9, in the Cottonwood Mountains. Entire report

3. Sunlight Bridge and Sunlight Bridge Slot. Entire report

4. Tarantula Slot and nearby peak, in the Funeral Mountains. Entire report

5. Moonlight Canyon 3rd Major Side Canyon, in the Grapevine Mountains. Entire report

6. Cottonwood Canyon Side Slot, in the Cottonwood Mountains. Entire report

7. Gallery ("Rococo") Canyon, in the Grapevine Mountains. Entire report

8. Alluvial Canyon and the canyon just below Titus, in the Grapevine Mountains. Entire report

9. Canyon just north of Cottonball Marsh Canyon, in the Panamint Mountains. Entire report

10. Upper Scotty's Canyon and Gold Valley Area, in the Black Mountains. Entire report

11. Eureka Dunes and the Dedeckera Canyon area, in the Eureka Valley. Entire report

12. Lower Shoestring Canyon and the area between Willow and Sidewinder Canyons, in the Black Mountains. Entire report

13. Ridge North of Rock Nettle Canyon, in the Grapevine Mountains. Entire report

14. "Ike" Canyon, in the Panamint Mountains. Entire report

 

 

July and August 2013 Trip Reports

1. Lake O'Hara and Lake Oesa, Yoho National Park, British Columbia. Entire report

2. Yoho Lake from Emerald Lake, Yoho National Park, British Columbia. Entire report

3. Floe Lake, Kootenay National Park, British Columbia. Entire report

 

 

June 2013 Trip Reports

1. Northgate Peaks, Kolob Terrace, and Lower Pine Creek, in Zion National Park. Entire report

2. Cable Mountain, in Zion National Park. Entire report

3. Hidden Canyon and Pine Creek (from just east of the Zion-Mt. Carmel tunnel), in Zion National Park. Entire report

4. Lower Hackberry Canyon and Cottonwood Canyon Narrows, in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Entire report

5. Middle Route to Buckskin Gulch and Long Canyon, in Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. Entire report

6. Upper Buckskin Gulch to Wire Pass, in Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. Entire report

7. Lick Wash, Bull Valley Gorge, and Viewpoint of Micro Death Hollow Slot Canyon, in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Entire report

8. Peek-a-Boo, Spooky, and Dry Fork Slot Canyons, and Devil’s Garden, in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Entire report

9. Tunnel and Zebra Slot Canyons from Halfway Hollow, and Escalante Viewpoint, in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Entire report

10. Upper Egypt 3 Slot Canyon, in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Entire report

11. Burr Trail in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Grand Wash, in Capitol Reef National Park. Entire report

12. Hells Backbone Road in Dixie National Forest and Upper Escalante River Canyon, in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Entire report

13. Spencer Flat Road in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Angel’s Palace Trail and Shakespeare Arch in Kodachrome Basin State Park, and Sunrise, Sunset, and Inspiration Points in Bryce National Park. Entire report

14. Round Valley Draw, Grosvenor Arch, and Rock Springs Bench Road, in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Entire report

15. Panorama Trail in Kodachrome Basin State Park, Bristlecone Loop Trail and Rainbow, Yovimpa, Ponderosa Canyon, Agua Canyon, Natural Bridge, Fairview, and Piracy Points in Bryce National Park, Arches Trail in Red Canyon (Dixie National Forest), and Pa’rus Trail in Zion National Park. Entire report

 

 

April 2013 Trip Reports

1. Moonlight Bridge, in the Grapevine Mountains. Entire report

2. Mosaic Canyon Rim Trail, in the Panamint Mountains. Entire report

3. Canyons 3 and 4, in the Cottonwood Mountains. Entire report

4. View into Canyon North of Red Wall Canyon, in the Grapevine Mountains. Entire report

5. Thimble Peak, in the Grapevine Mountains. Entire report

6. Return to Moonlight Bridge, in the Grapevine Mountains. Entire report

 

 

December 2012 and January 2013 Trip Reports

1. Crescent Bridge Canyon Side Canyon. Entire report

2. Cottonball Marsh Canyon, in the Panamint Mountains. Entire report

3. Rock Nettle Upper Canyon and Second Side Canyon, in the Grapevine Mountains. Entire report

4. Foundry Canyon, in the Black Mountains. Entire report

5. Area Between Rock Nettle Canyon and Red Wall Canyon, in the Grapevine Mountains. Entire report

6. Canyon Between Black Point West and Telephone Canyon, in the Panamint Mountians ("Cairn" Canyon). Entire report

7. Valley of Fire State Park and Zion National Park. Entire report

8. Upper Cottonball Marsh Canyon and Main Side Canyon, in the Panamint Mountains. Entire report

 

 

November 2012 Trip Reports

1. Backthrust ("North Moonlight") Canyon, in the Grapevine Mountains. Entire report.

2. Tunnel Bridge Side Canyon. Entire report.

 

 

August 2012 Trip Reports

1. Mono Pass, Mammoth Lakes. Entire report

2. Minaret Lake, Mammoth Lakes. Entire report.

3. Deer and Duck Lakes, Mammoth Lakes. Entire report.

 

 

June 2012 Trip Reports

1. Zion National Park Area: Observation Point, Echo Canyon, Hidden Canyon, Pine/Clear Creek, Keyhole Slot, Red Hollow, Kanarra Creek, Kolob Plateau, Taylor Creek. Report part 1

2. Kanab Area: Elkhart Cliffs Slot, Willis Creek, Widforss Point North Rim Grand Canyon, Wire Pass/Buckskin Gulch Vermilion Cliffs. Report part 2

3. Monument Valley, National Bridges National Monument, Muley Point, Moki Dugway, Dead Horse Point. Report part 3

4. Mt. Wheeler Great Basin National Park, Dome Peak Canyon, Crystal Crag Mammoth Lakes, Top of Yosemite Fall. Report part 4

 

 

April 2012 Trip Reports

0. Trip overview. Entire report.

1. A side canyon of Grotto Canyon, in the Panamint Mountains. Entire report.

2. Telescope Peak,  in the Panamint Mountains. Entire report.

3. A side canyon of Titus Canyon, in the Grapevine Mountains. Entire report.

4. Upper Crescent Bridge Canyon. Entire report.

5. Room Canyon, in the Black Mountains. Entire report.

 

 

January 2012 Trip Reports

0. Trip overview. Entire report.

1. Undertaker Canyon, in the Funeral Mountains. Entire report.

2. Borax Benchmark, in the Funeral Mountains. Entire report.

3. "Fall 2" Canyon, in the Grapevine Mountains. Entire report.

4. Red Wall Canyon, in the Grapevine Mountains. Entire report.

5. "More Slots" Canyon, in the Funeral Mountains. Entire report.

 

 

December 2011 Trip Reports

0. Trip overview. Entire report.

1. A canyon below Titus Canyon, in the Grapevine Mountains. Entire report.

2. Crescent Bridge Canyon. Entire report.

3. "Rock Nettle" Canyon, in the Grapevine Mountains. Entire report.

4. A canyon to the east of Black Point East Canyon, in the Panamint Mountains. Entire report.

 

 

July-August 2011 Trip Reports

1. Paradise Valley and the Giant Steps, Lake Louise, British Columbia. Entire report.

2. Mt. Eiffel (failed attempt), Lake Louise, British Columbia. Entire report.

 

 

April 2011 Trip Reports

1. Lower Tunnel Bridge Canyon. Entire report.

2. Tucki Mine, Auguereberry Point, and Skidoo, in the Panamint Mountains. Entire report.

3. Black Point "West" Canyon, in the Panamint Mountains. Entire report.

 

 

January 2011 Trip Reports

1. The canyon between Echo Canyon and Slit Canyon ("Rockfall Canyon"), in the Funeral Mountains. Entire report.

2. Mormon Point Canyon, in the Black Mountains. Entire report.

3. Darwin Falls. Entire report.

4. Lower Grotto Canyon, in the Panamint Mountains. Entire report.

 

 

July 2010 Trip Reports

1. Devil's Thumb, Lake Louise, British Columbia. Entire report

2. Below the Plain of the Six Glaciers, Lake Louise, British Columbia. Entire report.



April 2010 Trip Reports

1. Artist's Drive Dip #2 Canyon, in the Black Mountains. Entire report. 

2. Prospect Canyon, in the Panamint Mountains. Entire report

 

 

January 2010 Trip Reports

1. Corkscrew Peak, in the Grapevine Mountains. Entire report. 

2. Brimstone Canyon, in the Black Mountains. Entire report

 

 

August 2009 Trip Reports

1. Upper Victoria Glacier, Lake Louise, British Columbia. Entire report

 

 

January 2009 Trip Reports

1. Hellfire Canyon in the Black Mountains. Entire report

2. Jayhawker Canyon in the Panamint Mountains. Entire report


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