Strenuous loop hike to Blood Mountain summit along Appalachian Trail and Freeman Trail, with stopover at Neels Gap and Mountain Crossings.Trip writeup at Two Heel Drive.
Note you can't park at Neels Gap; you have to park about a half-mile north on U.S. 129 at B.H. Reese Trailhead.
Joe and Linda and I enjoying the sun and paddling
When the river is high, keep track of the pools you are in so as to not get lost in shifting currents
Overview: Zebra Slot Canyon is a very fun, family-friendly (we brought our 10-month-old) hike in south-central Utah. It's less popular than Peek-a-Boo Canyon or Spooky Canyon, which means you don't have to deal with as many crowds. The hike is not as scenic as some, but it's still very pretty and very much worth the hike.
This track is the descent portion of a hike on the Mt. Mitchell trail....forgot to turn on GPS tracking for the ascent. We started at Black Mountain Campground and hiked the Mt. Mitchell Trail to the summit. On the return, we hiked the Mt. Mitchell trail until it intersected with the Higgans Bald trail which we followed until it looped back around to the lower portion of the Mt.
Day hike along the Appalachian Trail, starting at the Max Patch Trailhead and continuing to Roaring Fork, then returning. Hike writeup to come at Two-Heel Drive.
Max Patch is the highest point for miles around -- making it very dangerous to be there in a lightning storm. Take the side trails and skip the summit if the weather looks stormy.
A multi-cache series around Staveley, in the Lake District. One of the best that we have done. The link for the actual geocache is here.
Free parking in the brewery car park in the middle of Staveley. Wilf's Cafe is high recommended too.
One hour is enough to reach the peak of Morro do Canal. This part is pretty obvious and the trail is well marked. After that, to get to Morro do Vigia is not obvious at all and you can easily get lost. Go with a GPS or take a guide or take someone that has done this trail before.
A quick weekend trip since I had the time, but it was cut short due to bad weather that I didn't feel like sitting out without a fire. Nice area and the camping was bug free, but without a fire to keep me a little warmer and a lot less damp, I went home early.
If you can't come straight through the trail then I would recommend coming in from the Halfway Dump Access Point.
This is a pretty cool loop, starting near the Hanging Rock lake and heading up to Moore's Knob, then going down and heading back up to the parallel ridge and finally capping it off with a jaunt to Hanging Rock and returning where I started from. (Funny how loops work that way).Trip writeup at Two-Heel Drive.
Calf Creek Falls is one of the most well known and unique features in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The trail follows Calf Creek to the 126' high falls. The hike is 6 miles round trip and takes average hikers 3-4 hours. Elevation change on the trail is minimal, but the trail is sandy and walking can be strenuous, especially in hot weather.