Melanie's Hiking

Monthly Archives: December 2017

Here’s a trail that would be great for everyone of all ages. Lakeview Trail. I would rate this a level 2, an easy moderate hike. It is a 4 mile hike to Eastman Lake. Giving you a total of 8 miles. The trail is wide, although there are many ditches and loose gravel you may have to be careful. There are many huge bolders around the area and that can be challenging…. Read More

Packing Going on a 2 -3 hour day hike? Here are a few items I like to bring with me. Water. This is the number one thing to bring with you at all time. You can never have enough water to drink. Map. When I plan a trail, I must have my map with me. Towel. Nothing is wrong in bringing one. I like to use it when I rest for lunch… Read More

There are many un named trails on the Pincushion Mountain, however the trail I took today leads to the table top. The trail took 45 mins to reach there and back. The trail starts on Sky Harbor road by the cow gate. The trail starts off intense. I mean, the trail literally starts off using your legs and if you’re planning to go, stretching your legs and squatting would definitely be a… Read More

The Brown Ditch trail was the funest trail I have ever experienced. The trail itself was easy and have open scenic view to the Sierra National Forest. It is almost a 3 mile hike. This trail is in the Bass Lake area. At the beginning of the trail, there was a sign “private property and no traspassing”. However, many hikers enters the trail. It is rank 4 out of 5 on the… Read More

Buzzards Roost trail is one of the best trails from Millerton Lake in Madera county. In fact, that’s the only trail to a perfect scenic view. The trail is inside the North Shore Campground and there is a park entrance fee of ten dollars. Buzzards Roost trail starts right off the road. However, parking will be off the road. The difficulty of this trail is moderate to strenuous. I’m giving this trail… Read More