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Old 01-20-2011, 08:02 AM   #21
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Used to do a lot more hiking when I was in high school. Hiked quite a bit in the Appalachians in east tn and western nc. Siler's Bald, Clingman's Dome, Mt. Sterling, Gregory's Bald, Tricorner Knob, Mt Mitchell, Mt. Guyot, Albright Grove, Walnut Bottoms, Elkmont, Maddron Bald and more recently Mt LeConte. All the pics I've got of these places (except LeConte) are all on film, so can't post them unless I get around to scanning them in.

A couple other good places to go in Tennessee are Savage Gulf and Fiery Gizzard. There are more, just can't remember right now.

The Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest in western NC has a grove of some of the largest poplar trees I've ever seen. The trail is a loop that is maybe 2 miles long. Not very hard, but fun. Sorry my pics aren't the best.



When I lived in LA I would go on day hikes in the Angeles and Los Padres National Forests, Malibu Creek, and Santa Ynez.

A few from Mt.Wilson






Santa Ynez


View from Mt Jenkins on the PCT near Mojave
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Used to do a lot more hiking when I was in high school. Hiked quite a bit in the Appalachians in east tn and western nc. Siler's Bald, Clingman's Dome, Mt. Sterling, Gregory's Bald, Tricorner Knob, Mt Mitchell, Mt. Guyot, Albright Grove, Walnut Bottoms, Elkmont, Maddron Bald and more recently Mt LeConte. All the pics I've got of these places (except LeConte) are all on film, so can't post them unless I get around to scanning them in.

A couple other good places to go in Tennessee are Savage Gulf and Fiery Gizzard. There are more, just can't remember right now.

The Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest in western NC has a grove of some of the largest poplar trees I've ever seen. The trail is a loop that is maybe 2 miles long. Not very hard, but fun. Sorry my pics aren't the best.



When I lived in LA I would go on day hikes in the Angeles and Los Padres National Forests, Malibu Creek, and Santa Ynez.

A few from Mt.Wilson






Santa Ynez


View from Mt Jenkins on the PCT near Mojave
Pics look damn good to me. That's a nice variety of landscapes...
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Me and my girl and her brother hiked the face of Heavenly in Tahoe last summer I took all day. this is a shot or her brother at the top we were just fucking around on this big rock

Same spot

Going back down
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I'm out just about every weekend in the summer. Here's a few from one of last years adventures...(I have more, will post later!)

Jackson, WY - Top of the World 7.5 miles one way to the top of the Tetons
From the Base of the mountain (the trail zigs zags through the ski resort)


And From the tram on the ride back down (the pink arrow is pointing to my truck)


And me at the top! Tired!
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Should have known it was Cali.

Is Winter in Ohio over yet?

The PCH (beginning to end) is on my bucket list...
It should defiantly be a to-do on everyones list, and everyone should stop on the sand dune and hike/run to the top to see how hard it is, and the view.

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Dylan, what's up with that vid?

Just noticed it. Looks like a bottle rocket up your @ss

Evidently a great photo op gone wrong...ha

Hope there was no damage, if you know what I mean
lol im super glad it wasnt me, its just a vid i found online and thought it was funny so i put it as my sig.
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Me and my girl and her brother hiked the face of Heavenly in Tahoe last summer I took all day. this is a shot or her brother at the top we were just fucking around on this big rock

Same spot

Going back down
Dang thats a sick view! I want to ride downhill up there one of these summers. Heard tahoe is awesome for down hilling.

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I'm out just about every weekend in the summer. Here's a few from one of last years adventures...(I have more, will post later!)

Jackson, WY - Top of the World 7.5 miles one way to the top of the Tetons
From the Base of the mountain (the trail zigs zags through the ski resort)


And From the tram on the ride back down (the pink arrow is pointing to my truck)


And me at the top! Tired!
Thats a gnarly looking hike. I've never hiked past tree line, ill put that on my bucket list haha
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i'll post up some pics later when i'm on my computer. i got some good ones for you guys and gals
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I promised more pics so here we go...more from the above mentioned hike, Top of the World


Its about here that I start wishing I could have just driven my truck up...
notice the tram (cables & towers) on the left...that's my destination


the view at this point is worth the effort (5+ miles up)


getting closer to the top!


and my pack at the top. a friend of mine is in the Army and was in A-stan at the time. When I told him where I was going he told me he wished he could be there...so I brought him (picture tucked in the pack) and his boonie along for the trip
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and more trips from Grand Teton NP

String Lake


Leigh Lake


its a goal of mine to visit all of the lakes in Grand Teton...all of them are only accessed by hiking trails

And from my trip to Glacier NP this last summer...

Hidden Lake trail









And Avalanche Lake





And Highline Trail...quite possibly the most scary place I have ever been. You are literally on a 2' or less wide ledge hundreds of feet over the highway - did I mention that I'm afraid of heights?!?!?





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Dang! Those lakes are like glass, incredible! i would have turned around and left after seeing the ledge to walk across though haha.

I made another trip up to the top of Chumash today with 55lbs on, did it in 40 mins. The winds were insane! 45-50mph in some of the canyons, up top they were about 35-40mph.

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and more trips from Grand Teton NP

String Lake


Leigh Lake


its a goal of mine to visit all of the lakes in Grand Teton...all of them are only accessed by hiking trails

And from my trip to Glacier NP this last summer...

Hidden Lake trail









And Avalanche Lake





And Highline Trail...quite possibly the most scary place I have ever been. You are literally on a 2' or less wide ledge hundreds of feet over the highway - did I mention that I'm afraid of heights?!?!?





Awesome pics. Looks like my bucket needs to get a lot bigger. Hope I live long enough to empty it...
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Alright, what's next?
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Awesome pics. Looks like my bucket needs to get a lot bigger. Hope I live long enough to empty it...
Definitely got to get Montana on that list! There's plenty of beautiful places to see up here.

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Hmmm...well I have lots more pictures. Unfortunately they are all at home so that will have to wait. Stories in the mean time? I have lost of animal encounter stories.
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those whitney pics are unreal! I've heard it is a beautiful hike but ive never seen pictures of it. Thats going on my list!
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those whitney pics are unreal! I've heard it is a beautiful hike but ive never seen pictures of it. Thats going on my list!
it was amazing. you HAVE to hike it. i want to do it again, PM me if you have an questions about the lottery process to get the hiking permit. we went mid july and there was a ton of snow, the weather is wild up there
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theres a lottery to get a permit? i never heard of that before haha, i mostly just hike local trails or ones in mammoth. Ill see if i cant get some friends to hike it this summer.
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theres a lottery to get a permit? i never heard of that before haha, i mostly just hike local trails or ones in mammoth. Ill see if i cant get some friends to hike it this summer.
yeah, you have to submit an application to get a permit, i think only 200 or so people are allowed on the mountain each day. you request days you want to go, but you get what they give you. cost is $15 per person i think
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less chit chat...more pictures

here's a few local spots that I frequent (less than 2 miles round trip)

Palisade Falls


On the trail near Grotto Falls


And in Yellowstone NP...my 2nd home
Grand Prismatic Spring (most people don't venture any further than the boardwalk in the pic...they don't know what they're missing out on!)
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