Author Archives: Andrew Wojtanik

Dillon Pinnacles Trail (Curecanti National Recreation Area, CO)

Short hike in Curecanti National Recreation Area in central Colorado on the Dillon Pinnacles Trail. Continue reading

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North Vista Trail to Exclamation Point (Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, CO)

!!!!! More than a mere punctuation mark, Exclamation Point is also the name for a prominent vista along the North Rim in Colorado‚Äôs Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Longer and perhaps more rewarding than the nearby Chasm View … Continue reading

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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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