Author Archives: Andrew Wojtanik

Chasm View Nature Trail (Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, CO)

The Chasm View Nature Trail is a short hike along the North Rim of Black Canyon of the Gunnison, offering quick access to the canyon rim. Continue reading

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Return to Capitol Reef National Park

After more than five years away, yours truly finally had the chance to return to Capitol Reef National Park in central Utah, where I spent a lovely winter as a seasonal interpretive volunteer. Having effectively already covered all the hikes … Continue reading

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Peekaboo Loop Trail (Bryce Canyon National Park, UT)

The Peekaboo Loop Trail via Bryce Point is a challenging stem-and-loop hike through some of Bryce Canyon’s most spectacular hoodoo landscapes. Continue reading

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Buckhorn – Golden Wall Trail Loop (Dixie National Forest, UT)

Short but strenuous loop hike amid hoodoos, colorful hillsides, and towering spires in the Red Canyon area of Dixie National Forest Continue reading

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Alpine Lakes Loop and Bristlecone-Glacier Trails (Great Basin National Park, NV)

Moderately-difficult stem-and-loop hike on the Alpine Lakes Loop Trail and Bristlecone-Glacier Trails in Nevada’s Great Basin National Park. Continue reading

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Lassen Peak Trail (Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA)

Strenuous climb up Lassen Peak Trail to the summit of a recently active volcano with 360-degree panoramic views. Continue reading

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Drake Lake Trail (Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA)

Five-mile stem-and-loop trek to remote Drake Lake in the Warner Valley area of Lassen Volcanic National Park. Continue reading

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Devil’s Kitchen Trail (Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA)

Devil’s Kitchen is Lassen’s second-largest geothermal area and a thoroughly smelly experience in the park’s Warner Valley area. Continue reading

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Terminal Geyser, Little Willow Lake, & Boiling Springs Lake (Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA)

Moderate hike on the Pacific Crest Trail from Warner Valley to Terminal Geyser, Little Willow Lake, and Boiling Springs Lake in Lassen Volcanic National Park. Continue reading

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Snow Mountain Loop via Deafy Glade Trail (Snow Mountain Wilderness, CA)

Short backpacking trip through Snow Mountain Wilderness in California’s Mendocino National Forest, plus a loop that visits beautiful Milk Ranch Meadow. Continue reading

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