Your brain doesn't know much has changed though. You're doing effectively the same activity for what, 15 hours a day? Change it up, explore some local trails, take up a new hobby, call friends/family, exercise daily... anything to get yourself doing something different.
I once went on an 8 mile round trip, couple thousand foot elevation gain hike in the mountains with barely any water. I got so dehydrated, I barely made it back. It was the most miserable I've ever been. Never again.
Edit: I looked up the exact trail. It was actually 10 mile, 3,000 foot elevation gain. Wtf is wrong with me, dang that was a dumb move. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/mt-tallac-trail
I just got back from a few day wilderness trip into Kings Canyon National Park from Onion Valley (eastern sierra). This is a picture was taken as I was hiking back from Glen Pass towards Kearsarge Lakes on the "high trail". The lake below is Bullfrog Lake, and the main peak is called East Vidette. As I thought about taking a picture from the trail, I noticed that I may be able to get a higher vantage point by going off the trail and hiking up the hill and climbing a few rocks. I carried a full frame camera with 2 lenses (16-35, 70-200) and a 3.5 pound tripod up to get the best photographs I could from this beautiful location. Happy trails!
Date: June 9, 2018
Feel free to ask me about conditions (Kearsarge pass, Glen pass, etc) or if you'd like more information on how to plan a trip up here.
If you'd like to see more of my photos (instagram)
Information on the Peak (summitpost)
Link to hiking information (alltrails)
Northern California. This is the trail i went on yesterday and today, this is the one i hope to go on very soon.
McAfee's Knob is my favorite.
Cascades is probably the most popular and easiest (and has a waterfall)
Dragon's Tooth is a more vigorous hike with a steeper incline
By the way, going to a football game on Saturday and then a hike on Sunday (followed by stuffing yourself silly at Homeplace) is pretty much the quintessential Virginia Tech experience in my book. If all that doesn't make you fall in love with VT, nothing will.
Hello, I saw you post last week at r/SanJose, hope they were able to give you some answers..I also read about the guy who biked past there and possibly saw him.
Here's some pictures of the area from a hiking trails website. I don't know exactly where it happened. Did the San Jose coroner's office provide you any updates?
Not OP but it could be Blanca Lake -- actually -- Blanca Lake is even prettier than this so maybe not.
And no I'm not letting out any deeply held secret -- Blanca is a major hike in the hiking books around Seattle -- but is a less crowded hike because it is fairly long and further away from the city than many closer in hikes.
But if you like this shot, Blanca will do you well. Blanca also has a glacier (the Columbia Glacier) that sits next to it.
Here is a hiking site with some amazing photos of Blanca
Houston, we check a lot of your boxes but summer is barely survivable and we are periodically underwater.
Obviously not rural, but we still have hiking. There's plenty of camping in state parks within an hour's drive. Good music, great food, huge car culture. Cheap to live and relatively easy to find work. I think those last bits are Houston's biggest selling points. It's lively down here, y'all.
EDIT: Deranged grammar
Not sure if the one in OP's picture is San Antonio hot springs, but imo San Antonio Hot Springs are the best in the Jemez area (and possibly the best geothermal springs in all of NM). Note - it says 0.6 mile trail, but that's only if you have a high clearance vehicle that can make it down the shitty road. A lot of people park near where the shitty road meets the paved road, and they walk the 5+ miles. SA Hot Springs is actually hot (extremely hot) relative to Spence and McCauley which are more 'warm' springs.
Food for thought, but if you go the southern route (through New Orleans, Birmingham, and Chattanooga) you'll run right along the Appalachians to Gatlinburg. Much more scenic drive than from Memphis. Chattanooga's also got tons of what you mentioned in your post. Sunrise at Snooper's Rock is cool
Foster Falls is a little out of the way (1 hour?), but I'm more familiar with that area than Chattanooga. Great waterfalls, a natural pool you can swim in, and right next to the Fiery Gizzard Trail. :)
EDIT: Adding for easy hiking references https://www.alltrails.com/us/tennessee?ref=header
Drove to the mountain home Inn, hiked up and back down and then had lunch at the inn. Was awesome. See the trails in the link.
Blood Lake is really cool. Its up one of the Cottonwood canyons right on the other side of the water shed (dog friendly). The hike is short (.25-.5 miles) but a lot of up and down. Starts through dry dirt and rocks but evens out to trees and softer ground. Hike ends with a downhill descent that you wanna be careful around if you're taking a lot of supplies with you.
Near Forks so probably vampire or werewolf related. AllTrails shows the Rugged Ridge to Indian Pass trail nearby. There are several other un-named trails on gaiagps as well.
There's a trail called the Hieroglyphic Trail near where I live. The trail ends at a small pond with petroglyphs all around. Super neat to see, and a very moderate trail to hike if you're not super active.
Black Balsam Knob is what you're looking for. It's easy to get to. It's part of the Shining Rock Wilderness. The whole area is spectacular.
It's spectacular at sunrise or sunset.
Bears exist, but they'll leave you alone unless you threaten them, surprise them, or leave your food out for them to find. They typically steer well clear of hikers if they hear you coming.
Cold Mountain is also a nice spot, but not nearly worth the effort if you had to pick one or the other.
0.2mi round trip "hike" from the parking lot
I knew there was no way they were that far from the car 🤦🏻♀️ took me about three minutes to find this spot on Google maps (I have been there before though). Mods, I don't know if it's ok to post location specifics so I obscured the name of the park.
We're visiting from Vermont, where we essentially live at sea level, so we did this hike on our sixth day in Colorado. We've been sleeping at 9,500 feet in Breckenridge and did a couple of hikes/nature walks earlier this week to acclimate for the 14er day. We initially planned to do the entire Democrat, Lincoln, Bross route, but by the time we reached Mount Cameron, about a half-hour shy of Mount Lincoln, the weather was looking bad. We turned back and descended in some freezing rain, but the weather was clear again down in the meadow below. Great hike! We'll be back for more 14ers, for sure.
There are many great trails around here. This has some of them:
Other than trying to tackle all of the Tecumseh trail, none of them are particularly daunting hikes. My favorite is Pate Hollow on 446. Close to town, hilly, and the structure makes it easy to get the distance you want out of a loop (between 2 and 6 miles).
For those asking here is all the info you would ever want for this hike/area. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/new-hampshire/mount-lafayette-and-franconia-ridge-trail-loop
Not OP, but this is how most people do it:
I'd never visited the San Jacinto Mountains before despite being able to see the range from my house, but once I found out that there was a sequoia grove on the northeast slope of the mountain I knew I had to take a hike.
According to Wikipedia there are over 150 giant sequoias in the grove. The U.S. Forest Service planted them in 1974 after a wildfire swept through Hall Canyon leaving the soil bare enough for these trees to germinate.
I started spotting them about a mile into Black Mountain Trail, which was a fun and challenging hike in and of itself. It boasted some spectacular views of the clouds covering Inland Empire.
More information on the sequoias can be found here.
up is a bit of a task, but not too bad if you're in reasonable shape. I followed the trail outlined on https://www.alltrails.com/trail/ireland/county-waterford/coumshingaun-lough-loop and didn't have a hard time, bit of leg work on the way up, but lots of people take breaks. Worth every minute of effort, pictures (which look amazing) don't even do it justice
I have honestly imagined that from the floor of a Hawaiian volcano. Got a chance to go to the Big Island last year, and hiked the Kilauea Iki. There's still steam or sulfur dioxide actively venting and we were the only ones down there at the time. Seriously creeped me out. Only time I looked forward to the steep ascent part of a hike.
Cable Mountain Trail in Zion NP.
Three ways to get to Cable Mountain - strenuous hike up from the Weeping Rock trail head accessible from the Zion Shuttle busses (15 1/2 mile roundtrip, elevation gain > 2000ft); slightly less strenuous hike from the East Entrance trail head (longer at 17 1/2 mile roundtrip, but less elevation gain ~ 1000ft); east boundary trail head if you can find it (7 1/2 mile roundtrip, minimal elevation change).
Deertrap Mountain is another much less travelled destination at Zion NP, for those interested in finding some solitude there after hiking Angels Landing.
Yes!! Back when I was running daily (3miles and some change), I lost fat very quickly. And I gained muscle, so at first it reflected on the scale. BUT, as you know, muscle weighs more than fat (but I was also lifting, lol). My weight didn't change much per se, but I got smaller. And my fat decreased. I highly, highly recommend running!
This sounds silly, but I started listening to music while running (I never listen to music, so it was pretty entertaining). I've also heard of people listening to audio books and foreign language lessons, but I have never done that. Seems like a good idea, though.
As far as fat moving - I Hate It. I wore compression layers. I have a large chest (36ddd at my lowest weight :( ), so I wore several sports bras. I wore softball sliders and basketball shorts. And for shirts, I would wear tight tank tops and a really loose t-shirt. It really helped me.
Also, if running isn't for you - walking is wonderful! Hiking is also less boring/monotonous than running, and you can explore /geocache.
Okay so a few of the things I mentioned:
Geocache (SUPER fun, good social activity, and there are apps with maps!): https://www.geocaching.com/guide/
Hiking app: has really helped me find trails based on difficulty level and location - https://www.alltrails.com
** Also, I have done walking/running exercise by volunteering at animal shelters and walking the dogs
There's a decent 'trail system' (of sorts) on the north side of Shawnee Mission Park. If you string them all together, you'll end up with 6 or 7 miles of trails across a variety of landscapes/terrains. If you're lucky, you may even find the 'waterfall' in the area. It's only several feet high and not much more than a trickle if it hasn't been raining but it's about as good as Shawnee has to offer.
/r/coloradohikers is a good resource. Beyond Horsetooth and Greyrock which are both fantastic, further into Poudre Canyon behind the CSU mountain campus there's a hike called Emmaline Lake that's a step up in length and difficulty from the other local hikes but ridiculously beautiful once the meadow beneath it thaws sometime in July. On par with some of the hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Have you hiked this trail before?
It's a pretty intense hike - like 4 miles horizontal, 1 mile vertical.
The only spot to camp with a tent (from my recollection) is near the top in the little valley before you climb the large rocks to the summit.
I've hiked this about 7-8 times, and it's a difficult hike with a light backpack. With a heavy backpack full of overnight gear, it's be extra challenging. For a young kid, probably very very difficult.
San Felasco, Ring Park.
Or, you could check out The Hiking Project or All Trails to search for trails on a map. Both free - though all trails does have a fee for the pro subscription.
> Description Dec. 22, 2015
> “When some of my friends heard that the President had hiked the grueling Koko Head Crater Trail, they sent me messages on whether I had made it to the top. The trail is 1,048 wooden steps, which climb more than 1,200 feet up the crater’s ridge. Some call it the ‘Stairmaster from Hell.’ I’ll admit that I was huffing and puffing up the trail, but to my friends, this photograph is proof that I indeed made it to the top with my boss.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
For more info, see:
Hmm... sounds like you’re looking for a pretty specific type of Owl. I’m not sure where you can find that one, but I included a link to some great bird-watching spots around the area. Hope this helps!!
Sipsey Wilderness. Between now and October, it'll be hot and sweaty AF, but it'll be fun. There is plenty of water for swimming and cooling down. Take bug spray.
Thank you! I actually went higher than the Big Beehive, which you can actually see in the photo below. I climbed up another 600ft in elevation to Devil's Thumb.
Lone Mountain is a small hike in a county park of the same name inside the urban area. It’s about 20 minutes west of the strip.
Check out this trail on AllTrails.
Frenchman Mountain to the east also has some trails and there’s somewhere around it you can search for trilobite fossils.
Check out this trail on AllTrails.
These two locations are close enough that you could uber/lyft out to the trail head. Below are some names you’ll want to google.
Going a little further from the strip, you might want to rent a car. There are mountain hikes all over the Mount Charleston area north on hwy 95.
To the south Black Mountain (near Henderson) has some nice trails that I don’t know anything about. You’ll need google’s help.
Up north on I-15 you can exit for Valley of Fire State Park. You’ll have some rugged but not mountainous hike options and really impressive sandstone and desert.
Finally out west of town is Red Rock Canyon. It’s suffering some during the govt shutdown but there are some trailheads for bigger mountain hikes like Turtle Mountain.
Vroman's Nose is an uphill hike but it's not steep and it's short (maybe 30-40 minutes up). It's pretty and the area has some fun stories and folklore. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/new-york/vromans-nose-loop-trail
There are hundreds of miles of trails associated with the James River Park, of varying terrain. That website is worth thumbing through, check out the walking section here for some ideas. There's nothing I'd really consider as technical or strenuous as a hike except maybe the Buttermilk. I did the Northbank trail from the Texas Beach parking lot to Belle Isle the other evening and enjoyed it. Both Northbank and Buttermilk are singletrack and heavily biked, so you'll have to be alert to cyclists and yield to them. There are also flat hardpack trails through the main area along Riverside drive and on Belle Isle for something a little more relaxed. The Canal Walk and Floodwall walk are popular, too.
I just realized I meant to say Uneva Peak, not Ute, sorry. Here's the route I took in case it's still useful. After turning right at the loop the campsite was located next to the lake running along the other trail.
This looks like a great trip. Hopefully you won't be doing it in the heat of summer. Here are some routing tweaks that I would suggest (time & budget permitting):
Anyway, looks like a terrific itinerary. Have a great time!
I did it Monday. Albion Road/Albion Pass (don't know, just moved here myself) is closed to vehicles but not people. We drove to Alta, parked at the Goldminer's Daughter, and hiked from there. Some snow on the ground, but the trail is visible. I followed AllTrails if and when I got confused.
Fabulous hike! I tackled this one for the first time last fall with my dad and we had an awesome time of it.
If you're looking for more, Horsetooth Mountain and Greyrock are personal favorites of mine.
I would do the Raven Cliff Falls hike to the falls then return on the Dismal trail. That thing will kick your butt. It did mine last week. It is around seven miles and steep in sections.
I enjoy the Fullerton loop trail. It's right here in the middle of the city but manages to somehow disappear into nature. Horses and trail bikes are allowed.
Not bad for being in the city.
Goal: Build to 40-50 mpw by end of 2018; get comfortable with speed work
Plan: Summer of Malmo (i.e. run more, sometimes (comfortably) hard, have fun)
Total: 36 running miles; Acute-to-Chronic ratio: 0.88, but realistically probably 0.90-0.95 because of the hiking miles. Still well below injury zone so that’s good.
Thoughts: Malmo week 4 (down week) complete! This week is my adding-a-double week, pretty exciting!
I knew that was the general rule, which is why I didn’t hike Wagonwheel, but the wta and national site were silent on dogs but all trails specifically said dogs allowed on leash so I think I was okay?
Mill Creek Trail.
There are quite a few. Mill creek (above) is my favorite. All Trails will be your best friend in finding these.
Holy Jim Falls Holy Jim Falls is a relatively easy OC hike that is a fun time - extra points to the Forest Service road covering the last couple miles to get there; it’s an E Ticket in itself.
Highly recommend visiting Big Basin state park and hiking to Berry Creek Falls. You can do the shorter out & back or the longer loop.
Old Glory mountain seen from the top of Grey Mountain at Red Resort ski hill.
The other peaks to the right is where the bike trail Seven Summits preside.
I did an overnight there a few months ago. Left the car at the Black Mountain Campground. We paid $5 and they let us use the showers the next morning too. I've added a link to my hike, hopefully it works. I'm not sure how accurate the mileage is. It was messing up a little but I have camping spots and water locations saved.
Ok, after much looking I think I found a different trail I can handle that won't give me altitude sickness. Its not as long and the elevation change isn't nearly as dramatic. It still goes up to 10k feet but it only changes 1.6k in elevation rather than the 3k+ that the rest of the trails around here seem to do. I did not realize before coming out here that we were in some of Colorado's highest mountains. The entire state's 4th and 7th tallest mountains are visible from where I am currently sitting.
Ok y'all. I am not in perfect shape but I am tough hiker. I'm a good hiker. I've hiked super challenging trails in Australia, New Zealand, Big Sur, Pinnacles, Linville Gorge. That being said, I did not expect how hard truly high elevation was going to be on me. I feel like such a pussy right now. I only hiked about 5 miles of the 12 I wanted to hike today because I just couldn't breathe. I couldn't push myself any further. I feel very disappointed in myself. This is the trail. It was right around 10k feet in elevation I had to stop.
Really wish I had made it to the lake.
COME TO NEW HAMPSHIRE!!!!
Do you want some great nature? How about a BIKE PARK: https://www.highlandmountain.com/
Hiking? https://www.alltrails.com/us/new-hampshire New Hampshire is a small state, almost every trail is within a short drive!!
Cabins? Laconia has a beautiful spot with a ton of cabins you can rent.
New Hampshire also has some great beer, and Vermont & Maine are super close if you wanna have a massively jam-packed week of fun
If you're up for a bit of a drive, which in itself is actually quite beautiful, I would suggest Ptarmigan Cirque: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/alberta/ptarmigan-cirque . You can either just hike up to the meadow, or go up a bit farther at the end of the meadow for views of the bowl below Mt. Rae. We did this hike a couple of weeks ago and there was still some snow in the meadow as well, which was pretty neat.
It's a bit of a hike, but I have yet to see a better place than Willow Lakes in Silverthorne. I've been there the past two summers and it was so picturesque with the pristine lakes.
The Waterman Loop Trail is 6 miles. alltrails link
Says he was found in Devils Canyon and drank stream water.
I'm guessing he ended up descending down the Waterman Mountain Trail that takes you to the saddle below Twin Peaks?
Maybe he headed west from there down Devils Canyon.
I dunno. Just spitballing.
In any case, the hiking group he was with needs to wake the hell up.
Glad he was found in good health.
Beehive Loop is short and has great views:
Cadillac Mountain at sunrise is great:
This trail in Skidaway Island is my favorite because of the length, multiple routes and views. Plus it's free! Watch out for mountain bikers though.
Oh man reminds me of when we camped in a designated spot at the end of Pratt Lake. The best spot is right where that pic with the logs is from.
We ran into a ranger and she was checking on the campsites in the area and was super pissed because she found that someone from the previous night had made a fire in a dug out in the base of tree and it was still smoldering that the next evening when we had both arrived. She was telling us about how she could write some hefty fines if she found out who did it.
This trail is one of our favorites. A short there-and-back to a peak that has arguably the best view of the three Shasta's (Dam, Lake, and Peak). Pack a lunch and eat at the picnic table at the top. While the trail is a bit of a climb, it is easy enough to take along novice/ younger hikers. Keep an eye out for mountain bikers that share the trail, though.
Armstrong Woods in Sonoma County is also fantastic and often less crowded than Muir woods.
It's also close to Pomo Canyon trail, which is right on the coast.
I agree. The OSP areas with their miles of uncrowded trails, serene forests, well-marked trails and total lack of good selfie spots make them a must skip destination.
Please save your time and do not go there because you will be VERY bored!
Here are much more beautiful places that you can show all of your friends on Insta:
Again, stay away from OSP's!! BoooOOOOringgg
I just left nwa a few weeks ago and visited about 7 hiking spots. That's said, my favorite hike there was Lost Valley Trail by Kingston, roughly an hour and more drive from Fayetteville. On mobile but here's the alltrails link
When you reach the end, crawl into the cave about 20 yards and it'll spit you into a good size 60ft tall cavern with a waterfall. It's magnificent. Take a headlight or flashlight
Backbone is great; you will also want to visit the parks in and around Dubuque, especially the Horseshoe Bluff trail at the Mines of Spain.
I'm only joking with the reaction image, I had the times of my life yesterday.
This is the closest hike I could find to the hike I took https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/colorado/bear-peak-via-shanahan-ridge
Check out AllTrails. There are so many trails around that are less popular. If good air quality returns, hikes near/ around oakridge all the way up to Waldo lake area off of Highway 58 might be a good bet. Highway 126 probably won’t t be an option for quite a while...
Bunch of responses have mentioned hikes. Friend of my wife recommended an app called AllTrails (https://www.alltrails.com/). I've been taking our dog on early morning walks for the last several months, every day (early, before it gets crazy hot, but the humidity ---- nothing I can do about that). Local known trails got old fast. This app (both the website and phone app) is a little clunky to get used to but it is great once you do. Harley (our dog) and I have discovered a slew of (new) walk-to hikes ( I honestly hate driving to go for a hike) near our house. Give it a try.
Also, hobbies. Indoors and there are literally an infinite number of hobbies you can pick up, or continue if you've already got some.
They picked a really bad time to visit. Not much is really open at this point...
Nope, the route we took is a scramble . There are several alpine routes up, but it’s just a long hike from sentinel pass with a couple short 4th class sections.
Edit: another guide for the temple
Scramble from Parks Canada
If you are up for a decent hike than Bridal Falls is pretty cool. There are not a ton of hikes in Colorado that have waterfalls of any kind so it can be a special treat. Here is a link to the hike, also All Trails is a fantastic website/app for finding cool hikes
I'll do bullet points:
My favorite hike in the entire Dorset/Rupert/Pawlet/Wells/Danby/Wallingford area is Haystack Mountain (a little more info here).
The closest ski areas to you are probably going to be Pico and Okemo with Pico being the better of the two, in my opinion.
Check out the Rutland Farmer's Market in the Walmart parking lot on Saturdays.
Keep an eye out for the Rupert game supper (it'll be a Saturday in late November), which seems to have the widest variety of different kinds of meats out of all the game suppers in that part of the state.
If you're into board games, Black Moon Games in Rutland (between Walmart and the post office) has a good selection and runs a lot of different events every week.
If you like cheese, Consider Bardwell Farm is in Pawlet right by the New York state line.
You should be able to get milk from a local dairy (Thomas, just north of Rutland) at any of the supermarkets around.
Mad Tom Orchard in Dorset is a great place to go raspberry picking in the summer and apple picking in the fall. They should be open for raspberries in July.
General words of advice: I'm not sure what you're expecting to find in Vermont, but be aware that the area you're moving to is not really the Phish/tie-dye/Ben-and-Jerry's version of the state that a lot of people seem to expect. It is also probably not as convenient as you are used to - most things are going to be a twenty minute drive away. If you can take the place as it is, it's a great place to live and you'll get to see a micro-culture that doesn't exist in very many places anymore. I highly recommend getting involved in hunting if that interests you at all.
Bug spray with as much deet as possible (do not use if wife is preggers) and for the cooler you can get a regular ass one, buy a case of bottled waters, freeze them solid for a day or two before your trip, and then use those as “ice”. When they thaw, you got some cold ass water. Dry ice at the bottom also works, just lay a wash cloth or something similar to act as a barrier. In terms of hiking, it really depends on how far and how strenuous you wanna go, (this site gives some good suggestions.)[https://www.alltrails.com/explore/us/georgia/mineral-bluff]
For trail running, you can easily take a bus route from the downtown transit center up to Magnolia, where you'll find Discovery Park. Plenty of trails to run around and a good option close to the city.
There are a ton of options but one that comes to mind is Lonesome Lake. At just over 3 miles it would make an easy/moderate introduction to snowshoeing and winter hiking. There's a hut at the lake you could use to warm up in, if needed. It is a comparatively safe hike because of the hut and how heavily trafficked that area is (but obviously still come prepared). Bring cash if you want anything from the hut and get there very early because parking can be a pain.
Tolmie Peak is one of my favorites has a beautiful view of Mount Rainier. It's a little buggy, but the wildflowers this time last year were insanely beautiful. You can opt to climb to the top where the fire lookout is, or just to Lake Eunice with all the flower fields. There's quite a bit more gain than your two, but taking your time may even be worth it for how stunning it is.
Sorry for your loss, OP.
In Grand Teton I'd suggest camping at Gros Ventre
A lot less busy then the campgrounds in the park proper but way more wildlife. Bison regularly walk through. Moose in the morning. Fox. Antelope across the street. Nice big hill across the street to walk to the top of. The cliff swallows are fucking crazy. I can spend the day just watching them while drinking beer and fishing.
On your drive from there to Yellowstone stop at Huckleberry Hot springs
9 miles in and out, so 4 or 5 hours if you're walking.
I heard there was a swiming spot under the bridge. I missed that when I went. Interesting place though, gold miners live on the river. Some amazing valley views.
Upper Chicago Lake. Short, nice drive from Denver to already scenic Echo Lake, then a difficult but rewarding hike ending at an alpine lake beneath Mt Evans
Here's a pic I took and some info:
If you liked Mount Tammany, Stairway to Heaven is another short climb and descent with good views at the top.
The Cushetunk Trail at Round Valley Reservoir is a beautiful loop with frequent views of the water and wild raspberries during the summer.
Buttermilk Falls is one of the highest waterfalls in NJ. It's pretty remote and the hike up from the falls is really steep.
If you and/or the kids are up for a hike, my favorite short-ish hike in the White Mountains is hike up to the Lonesome Lake hut on Cannon Mountain:
The hike to the hut (really more of a lodge) follows a stream all the way up with lots of waterfalls. The lake is really peaceful and pretty, and in season (June through October) you can get a hot meal at the hut. The trail map can be found here:
I actually hiked it round trip in about 5 hrs. Takes a bit of climbing but nothing technical. West Glacier Trail Trail
It was sad to see how fast all of it was melting.
4 day 3 nights and 1st time in Trinity Alps which was glorious. Info and pictures from my recording of the journey below.
Check out my activity on AllTrails.
I agree that those two hikes would be too short. Good day hikes though. I would recommend driving up to Grandjean campground it's about 2 hours from Boise and you'll have a good place to leave your car. The Sawtooth lake loop is a good 18 miles with great views and lakes. Here's some info.
If you get up on the northeast side of the lake you will find great places to set-up your tent.
I just started getting into hiking. The palmetto trail was great and pretty easy. I was really cool hiking around bonneau ferry.
https://www.alltrails.com/us/south-carolina/charleston this is basically what I was using.
When I first moved out here I was kinda in the same boat. I used these three websites, as well as reddit to find different hikes. I would also ask employees at REI as they are usually well acquainted with the area. Or out on the trails I try to strike up conversation with people and see what they've been up to.
It’s more like 12-14 due to the extra 2.75 miles out and back. And you will slow way down on the last bit because of the water. We were worried we’d have too much time but actually it took a while to get through the water. Whatever you do, being sturdy water shoes or sandals.
There are also sections where you’ll need to hold your pack above your head.
Here’s my recording on AllTrails: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/afternoon-backpack-trip-0fcee95?p=-1
Nearly every bit of land in Texas is parceled-out private property, and the publicly-owned stuff is mostly small preserves and wildlife management areas where you can't off-road. There are a few private OHV parks, but they kinda cater to more extreme vehicles or quads and dirtbikes.
Big Bend National Park has the Black Gap Road Jeep badge of honor trail and a bunch of other dirt roads.
https://www.alltrails.com/us/texas and filter by OHV.
Mount Baden-Powell (Alltrails) is your guy. 2,700ft gain, 9 miles, with half of that being spent above 8k. It's a nice hike, too, shaded and north-facing even if you don't get any views until the top.
Someone's gonna suggest Cucamonga Peak, and while it definitely meets your length requirements, it doesn't spend meaningful amounts of time at high elevation
The Sutter Buttes have great views. Lassen is not far away. Lots in the hills above Chico: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/us/california/chico
My favorite is the run from Belmont State Park to Argyle State Park. A bit of horse poop to dodge, but it's beautiful.
Mountain Loop Highway in Washington State says "Howdy!" The railway line went
from Everett, through Granite Falls up to Barlow Pass and then to Monte Cristo back in the 1890's. There are old mines in the Monte Cristo and Silverton areas.
Austin is great this time of year for running! If it's not in you plan yet and you have the time make your way down to the Lady Bird Trail. Its wide, multi surfaces, has bathrooms and water fountains, it follows the Colorado river and you always have a great view of the skyline.
You can also rent a canoe/kayak, and even run under the historic Cingress street bar bridge. Anywho, enjoy.
Don't overlook the Kolob Canyons section of Zion just off of I15 north of St George. Nice hikes like Middle Fork of Taylor Creek.
Second going to Cedar Breaks to get altitude and away from the heat. Maybe combine day trip to Cedar Breaks with the Kolob Canyon area.
For the trip from this pic, we parked at the Long Canyon trailhead and combined this Long Canyon to Deer Lake hike with Four Lakes Loop. We also did Canyon Creeks Lakes, an out-and-back, another year. Loved them both.
I’ve walked the ridgeline trail. It’s 13.7miles, half a marathon, up hill from Kings Mountain North to the peak of Pinnacle in Crowders mountain state park and down to the Visitors center. It would be a great trail to walk in the fall/winter once the leaves change and drop off the trees. Otherwise you can’t see much past the trees. Last year when I went it was very well maintained.
Here’s a link to my all rails record.
I was going to suggest Loch Leven Lakes but the elevation is 10,748′... probably still pretty snowy. Here are some recent reviews: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/loch-leven-lakes-trail
It might get pretty warm, but you could always do Henry W. Coe State Park. Lots of backpacking there and definitely no snow.
Anywhere! It all depends on the length you want to run.
Check out AllTrails
Thetis is either a 4k (lower) or 8k (lower + upper) loop
Elk / Beaver lake I think is 10k
Francis King is a bit short for my liking.
If you're in for some uphill:
Mt. Doug has lots of different routes
Mt. Wells is a killer workout and has awesome views from all 3 summits
If you want to explore, jog up to the Goldstream trestle, walk across and keep going. There are a few other fun landmarks to see if you follow along the tracks.
If you're down, MEC has a race at Beaver Lake in October. They do several a year and the trail ones are fun.
There's also the Vancouver Island Trail Series. These are a bit more grueling to participate in but the course maps are posted so you can get some ideas and create your own route.
Buttermilk Bend is a fantastic leisurely trail. 2.4 miles out and back, plenty of access to the Yuba river for swimming (I recommend beneath the bridges), 90 minute drive from Midtown, ample parking, clean facilities, and dog friendly (leash required).
Still feeling like a (very exhausted) brick shithouse. I did side bends with a 55 pound kettlebell today. I strict pressed 80 pounds for triples.
My husband and I are theoretically going backpacking this weekend. We still need to buy a small tent, a new sleeping bag for me, and food. And we haven't asked for Friday off of work yet. Or arranged pet care. Really going into this half-assed, but that's part of the fun.
It’s part of the new Window Cliffs State Natural Area near Baxter. There’s only one trail — the Window Cliffs Trail — there and it takes you across 9 creek crossings and straight up to the top of the cliffs.
Window Cliffs AllTrails link
howecaverns.com (they have a motel with the best views in the county, no food though)
The American Hotel is gonna be your best bet for a nicer hotel, check out the Beekman Boy's store.
Most food options are anything in Cobleskill. There's not a ton of "healthy" food, but check out Grapevine Farms.
Also go to any of the farmsteads, Barber's Farm is the biggest.
For nature, you must hike Vroman's Nose: