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EnFuego
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:05 pm    Post subject: Local Hikes Near Metropolitan Areas  Reply with quote

I'm not sure if this is where the post should go, but what the heck.

I ran across this site a few months back,and have found it quite useful when I take family or friends (who aren't seriously into hiking) on local trips.

If you click on the very first item "All Metro Areas" who will be directed to a 'master' list of hkes in many metro areas throughout the states.

I hope you find use for this:

http://www.localhikes.com/MSA/MSA_4472.asp
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:23 pm    Post subject: Great trails resource Reply with quote

Ken Murray posted a link to this site on the Whitney Portal Store Message Board.  Try "browse trails" (map) or "trail list."  There are many CA trails, including a fair number from the ANF.
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Location: Pasadena, CA

PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember coming across that site some time last year I think and if I recall there weren't that many ANF trails listed back then. Now I see there are a bunch of trails.

It's funny how this site has just within the past week started showing up on search engine results. I noticed it about a day before Ken posted the link when I was googling the Barley Flat Trail. Two weeks ago the same search didn't bring up Redtrails. Or maybe I just never noticed it.

Odd that there is no info given about the trails, just gps tracks. No description. Just a bunch of random lines drawn on a map...like the heretofore unknown to me Monte Christo [sic] Trail - which seems to be somebody's cross country bushwhack route up to Round Top (not the commonly used ridge route from Iron #3). I wouldn't rely on these solely.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AlanK - thanks for the link.

Maybe some of us on this board can put a little effort into uploading many more trails (common trails) onto this site from the ANF.  Well, I guess any trails form Southern Cal can be uploaded.  I think I'll upload some of my favorites.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

this has been what I've been envisioning would eventually happen, having a map with all possible trails based on gps tracks. just browsed that site, has great potential. i'm not sure what the color coding is, but I hope they incorporate indicating if/when a track follows fire road, maintained trail, unmaintained, bushwack, etc...or else there will be trouble. evidence the people using Travis's SW ridge of Iron mt GPS track, and attempting to descend that way  Sad

Dangerous gps must be indicated
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it looks like some people are just creating tracks based on old topo map trails...there is a track to get to the Gold Dollar Mine! I've never been but people say that this trail has totally been lost. if you go to the 'topo' view, it looks like the track follows the trail on the topo map.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hopefully that website goes away or allows for serious modifications.
For the BigT, it has Condor Peak trail going from Iron Mtn to just above Hansen canyon. It has Fall Creek trail wrong as far as where it connects to Fall Creek. Has the 'Colby canyon trail' going through Grotto creek, is that right?

I can say for sure also there is no Wolf Tree interpretative trail going from Devils canyon to Bobcat canyon. In fact I can guarantee that the line indicated is not doable at all.

The Bear Creek trail is a joke..same for the East fork past the bridge has it climbing cliffs...sort of funny that it would have someone take  BTN canyon for a couple hundred feet...yup theres a trail...just follow the mountain goats  Very Happy

Of course there is #12W17 going from West Fork Fox Creek and back up Fox Creek to MtGleason  Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zé wrote:
this has been what I've been envisioning would eventually happen, having a map with all possible trails based on gps tracks. just browsed that site, has great potential. i'm not sure what the color coding is, but I hope they incorporate indicating if/when a track follows fire road, maintained trail, unmaintained, bushwack, etc...or else there will be trouble. evidence the people using Travis's SW ridge of Iron mt GPS track, and attempting to descend that way  Sad

Dangerous gps must be indicated

Yes, they really need to make it more than just a collection of lines on maps.  It's a start, though.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cy posted:
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway now has a 7 day weather forecast for Long Valley (8512 ft) - New
http://www.scwxa.org/tram/tramplanner.html
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

National Weather Service

This is set for Wrightwood. Click a spot on the map to grab four or five additional areas throughout the range.

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapCl...on=-117.630615234375#.UkUIMz-c6zI

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