Chloe Donlan

  • Explore Rainbow Falls

    Rainbow Falls is a gorgeous and easily accessible pull-off from Highway 11. This is not really a hike - just a short walk from the parking lot to a gorgeous 80 foot waterfall (making this fun for all ages!). Hit up Cafe Pesto in Hilo for a meal af...

    0.1 miles 0 ft gain

  • Ski Spanky's Ladder

    Take Blackcomb's Glacier Express and head skiers left, veer a quick right and then bootpack up a stretch of snow to the entrance of Spanky's Ladder. Be careful on the walk in - there's a large blowhole to your left and the path can be narrow.  The...

  • Hike to Moran Point via Four Mile Trail

    Four Mile Trail is steep, but hikers efforts are more than rewarded. Moran Point (Union Point on some maps) sits above Yosemite Valley at 6,332 feet - offering sweeping views of El Capitan and the valley entrance to the left, and North Dome / Half...

    6 miles 2332 ft gain

  • Backpack Grand Gulch

    Bears Ears National Monument is a truly special place. We voyaged willingly on a journey of discovery into the roots of who we are as human beings, and we were not disappointed: the ruins accessible in the canyons brought tears to our eyes. While ...

    10 miles 600 ft gain

  • Bike the Clearwater Causeways

    We started near the Bellair Golf Course and went south. When you go along the golf course, watch for pikas, coyotes, and fox.  It is a good idea to head South first, so that the winds propel you forward in the second half of your ride. We went dow...

    15.44 miles 325 ft gain

  • Pilchuck Snow Hike

    Mount Pilchuck is a relatively intermediate hike that results in magnificent 360-degree views of Mount Baker, Mount Rainier and the Olympics. There is an old fire lookout at the summit (5,300 ft).The drive up to the parking lot is slow, as snow an...

  • 2 Nights Backpacking in Point Reyes

    This was a three day, two night backpacking trip in Point Reyes.We went in at the Point Reyes Hostel on the Coast Trail, and spent our first night at Coast Camp. The next day, we took the Coast Trail to Wildcat Camp, where we spent our second nigh...

  • Havasu, Mooney, Beaver Falls

    Day 1: Drive to trailhead & hike inWoke up: 6:30am --- everybody repacks to include group gearWe did breakfast at Starbucks to save people from the impending 3 days of oatmeal, hit the highway by 8:30amMAKE SURE EVERYONE HYDRATES! There is no ...

  • Lake Colchuck

    We left the Redmond area at around 8:30 and we were on the trail shortly before 11. It took us roughly 2 hours to get to the lake, as we arrived at around 1pm. About 2 1/4 miles into the hike, there is an important left turn that takes you off the...