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Posted by: budgettravel in California, Hikes, Interesting Natural Feature, United States of America 2 months, 1 week ago
Our hike to the top of the second highest peak in Lake Tahoe was one alongside many blooming wildflowers. The first 2.5 miles was fairly flat. The trail was mostly clear with short sections over icy snow that had not yet melted. A waterfall greeted us at the end of the first 2.5 miles.
Posted by: budgettravel in Canada, Fun Activity, Hikes, Interesting Natural Feature 2 months, 2 weeks ago
O Canada! Canada has so much natural beauty to enjoy. From snow-capped mountains that surround you, to teal blue glacier-fed lakes, to actual glaciers you can touch, Canada has so much to experience and appreciate. Here are a few amazing places we visited.
Posted by: budgettravel in California, Hikes, Interesting Natural Feature, United States of America 4 months ago
Sierra Buttes Fire Lookout Trail
The Sierra Buttes are a series of crags in the Lakes Basin in Northeastern California. At 8587 feet above sea level, the Buttes are the highest peaks in the Lakes Basin. The Buttes are composed of erosion-resistant rocks exploded from undersea volcanoes about 350 million years ago. Gold was mined here in the mid-to-late 1800’s. In 1869, a 106 pound gold nugget was uncovered near the Buttes.
Posted by: budgettravel in Fun Activity, Hikes, Interesting Natural Feature, United States of America 5 months, 1 week ago
The Road to Puna
The Road to Puna (also known as Kalapana-Kapoho Road) is lined with many tree canopies. The windy road made its way mostly along the coast, with frequent views of waves crashing along the shore.
Posted by: budgettravel in Hikes, History, Interesting Natural Feature, United States of America 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Spencer Beach to Hapuna Beach via Ala Kahakai Trail
The Ala Kahakai Trail is an old trail from the time of the Hawaiian Kings connecting the Kings' roads and fisherman's trails. Currently, only small portions are maintained and signed as hiking trails. From Spencer Beach to Hapuna Beach is a 5-6 mile return hike with fairly minimal elevation gain with occasional short climbs onto lava rocks. Spencer Beach at the north end looked to be a local beach, with many local campers.