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Favorite One hell of an evening at the Maroon Bells
Difficult

Four Pass Loop

27.1 mi 43.6 km 7,265' Up 2214.42 m Up 7,266' Down 2214.53 m Down

Snowmas…, CO
Favorite Coming down Bright Angel.
Difficult

South Kaibab/Bright Angel Loop

21.6 mi 34.7 km 4,968' Up 1514.22 m Up 4,978' Down 1517.24 m Down

Grand C…, AZ
Favorite Storms over North Carolina.
Intermediate/Difficult

Massie Gap to Mt Rogers Summit Out and Back

8.6 mi 13.8 km 1,351' Up 411.86 m Up 1,351' Down 411.66 m Down

Marion, VA
Favorite Pilot Mountain on the Art Loeb Trail
Difficult

Art Loeb Trail

31.1 mi 50.1 km 7,578' Up 2309.92 m Up 6,409' Down 1953.61 m Down

Brevard, NC
Favorite A small outcropping gives an incredible view of the unique rock formations of the Lost Creek Wilderness.
Intermediate/Difficult

Lost Creek Wilderness Loop

29.2 mi 47.0 km 6,156' Up 1876.38 m Up 6,156' Down 1876.4 m Down

Bailey, CO
Favorite Views of the jagged Dragontail Peak across Colchuck Lake.
Intermediate/Difficult

Colchuck Lake

8.3 mi 13.4 km 2,222' Up 677.35 m Up 2,222' Down 677.23 m Down

Leavenw…, WA
Favorite Photo by Sam Dean Photography for Roanoke Outside Foundation
Difficult

Virginia's Triple Crown Loop

34.8 mi 55.9 km 6,774' Up 2064.63 m Up 6,778' Down 2065.99 m Down

Salem, VA
Favorite South Loop scenery
Intermediate/Difficult

Zaleski Backpack Trail South Loop

10.3 mi 16.6 km 955' Up 291.04 m Up 956' Down 291.42 m Down

Athens, OH
Favorite Rae Lakes, Pacific Crest Trail, Kings Canyon National Park.
Difficult

Rae Lakes Loop

40.4 mi 65.0 km 6,971' Up 2124.75 m Up 6,971' Down 2124.71 m Down

Squaw V…, CA
Favorite Badlands formations strike awe in the hearts of their visitors.
Difficult

Sage Creek Wilderness Area Loop

22.2 mi 35.7 km 639' Up 194.73 m Up 639' Down 194.75 m Down

Kadoka, SD
Favorite Looking down on Gilpin Lake from halfway up the pass.
Intermediate/Difficult

Zirkel Circle

10.4 mi 16.8 km 2,360' Up 719.41 m Up 2,363' Down 720.25 m Down

Steambo…, CO
Favorite View from the Mt. Mitchell summit.
Difficult

Mount Mitchell

11.7 mi 18.8 km 3,651' Up 1112.72 m Up 3,650' Down 1112.62 m Down

Black M…, NC
Favorite Bell Rock.
Intermediate

Courthouse Butte Loop

3.9 mi 6.3 km 302' Up 92.2 m Up 303' Down 92.4 m Down

Village…, AZ
Favorite The view from the summit.
Intermediate/Difficult

Grayson Highlands: A.T. – Pine Mtn Loop

12.3 mi 19.8 km 1,872' Up 570.52 m Up 1,872' Down 570.63 m Down

Marion, VA
Favorite Resting the legs after a long hike up. This view from atop Mt. Leconte is known as Cliff Top.
Difficult

Mount Le Conte Loop

16.0 mi 25.7 km 3,960' Up 1207.09 m Up 3,964' Down 1208.13 m Down

Bryson…, NC
Favorite Canyon Creek can be seen trickling out of the south end of Lower Canyon Creek Lake.
Intermediate

Canyon Creek Lakes Trail

14.5 mi 23.4 km 2,629' Up 801.36 m Up 2,629' Down 801.36 m Down

Weaverv…, CA
Favorite Sapphire Twilight: Mt. Fisk, Mt. Huxley, and Sapphire Lake at twilight. Evolution Basin, Kings Canyon National Park, California.
Difficult

North Lake to South Lake Loop

55.0 mi 88.5 km 9,029' Up 2752.13 m Up 8,472' Down 2582.36 m Down

West Bi…, CA
Favorite Across the gorge.
Difficult

Hanson's Point Loop

9.7 mi 15.6 km 1,782' Up 543.2 m Up 1,782' Down 543.13 m Down

Frenchburg, KY
Favorite The climb to the peak.
Difficult

Laugavegur Route

52.0 mi 83.8 km 7,331' Up 2234.51 m Up 9,186' Down 2800.03 m Down

Selfoss, IS
Favorite "Ferney" the big pine tree. It is big, but not sure of it's significance.
Intermediate

Pine Mountain Trail

23.3 mi 37.5 km 2,482' Up 756.42 m Up 2,732' Down 832.73 m Down

Manchester, GA
Favorite The top of Nevada Falls is the best place on earth.
Difficult

John Muir Trail (JMT)

210.9 mi 339.5 km 44,610' Up 13597 m Up 34,187' Down 10420.2 m Down

Yosemit…, CA
Favorite Bridge #7 in early October
Difficult

Mount Rosa via Pipeline Trail

14.8 mi 23.8 km 3,981' Up 1213.37 m Up 3,983' Down 1214.09 m Down

Manitou…, CO
Favorite Looking out near McRae Peak.
Difficult

Peaks of Grandfather Mountain

9.1 mi 14.6 km 2,827' Up 861.65 m Up 2,827' Down 861.62 m Down

Banner Elk, NC
Favorite Jacob Hamblin Arch will blow your mind!
Intermediate/Difficult

Coyote Gulch Loop Trail

13.5 mi 21.8 km 1,479' Up 450.71 m Up 1,482' Down 451.58 m Down

Escalante, UT
Favorite Heading for our campsite by the pond after another long day.
Difficult

Highland Mary Lakes Loop

7.8 mi 12.5 km 1,824' Up 555.88 m Up 1,824' Down 555.87 m Down

Silverton, CO
Favorite View west from Mount Whitney Trail
Difficult

Cottonwood Pass Trail to Whitney Portal

38.7 mi 62.3 km 7,417' Up 2260.62 m Up 8,973' Down 2734.97 m Down

Lone Pine, CA
Favorite Green Lakes in front of Broken Top
Intermediate/Difficult

Green Lakes

9.6 mi 15.4 km 1,154' Up 351.78 m Up 1,154' Down 351.78 m Down

Deschut…, OR
Favorite Forest on Baxter Creek Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Intermediate

Benton MacKaye Trail

287.2 mi 462.3 km 53,404' Up 16277.4 m Up 55,479' Down 16910.1 m Down

Dahlonega, GA
Favorite Camping on slickrock at Reflection Canyon is like nothing else.
Difficult

Reflection Canyon

15.4 mi 24.7 km 1,234' Up 376 m Up 1,233' Down 375.82 m Down

Page, AZ
Favorite The Goat Rocks don't disappoint - fields of flowers and Mt. Adams pose at sunset.
Intermediate/Difficult

Snowgrass Flats Loop

15.0 mi 24.1 km 2,978' Up 907.84 m Up 2,988' Down 910.6 m Down

Morton, WA