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Total Log Entries: 3 (Rank: 192nd) [List Them] [Map Them]
Total Distance: 27.00 Miles (Rank: 113rd)
Average Distance: 9.00 Miles

Average Rating: (3.51)
Average Difficulty: (2.57)
Average Solitude: (3.13)

Earliest Log Entry: 6/1/2008
Latest Log Entry: 2/7/2009

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Great weekend
Lost Maples - 2/7/2009  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 18.00 Miles Duration: N/A

We started off the hike in search for isolation, and thats what we found. We started off initially towards site H, but stopped at C and G to check them out as well. Site H is definately the furthest out and the most Isolated. There is a steep incline right before you get to it that will definately make you appreciate arriving to the site. Although it is on top of a hill, there is not much of a view due to the dense foliage. We ended up setting up at site H because it was getting late. The next day we traveled up to the scenic overlooks which were great. The wind was probably 20-30mph and there was a light drizzle. It was fantastic weather in my opinion. We hiked along the creeks, off trail, which was one of the highlights of the trip. That along with the ridge over site C was the best part.

Great views, and nice camping
Enchanted Rock - 1/10/2009  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 5.00 Miles Duration: N/A

We stayed at buzzards roost overnight which is the best site for backcountry camping IMO. We had a fantastic view of the rock and the horizon from our site. There was only one other group of campers out at our site which was'nt bad. If you are looking for isolation however this is not a park for it. There are herds of people hiking up the rock during the day. We did not follow many of the trails and explored the area off trail mostly. We spent most of our second day climbing up the rocks from the least traveled areas which was very challenging. This is a great place to go if you want a challenging climb (for an average hiker). You can make it as hard as you want, although we chose a rather easy route that was challenging enough for us. Its a small park and all most if not all can be seen in a full day. Definately worth checking out.

uneventfull hiking, nice cliff jumping
Pace Bend - 6/1/2008  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 4.00 Miles Duration: 45 minutes

very nice spot to go if you want a nice sized cliff to jump off of. Trails were dry with not much to look at.