Spencer WilliamsExplorer

  • Hike the East Temple Saddle Loop

    This adventure is a strenuous 4-mile (3-5 hour) loop into the backcountry of ZNP and is not recommended for families or those with a fear of heights. It begins at the Canyon Overlook Trailhead located on the east side of the Zion-Mount Carmel Tunn...

    4 miles 2500 ft gain

  • Kayak at George L Smith State Park

    George L. Smith is a Georgia State Park located about an hour west of Savannah in the town of Twin City, GA. Originally the site of a combination gristmill, saw mill, covered bridge and dam built in 1880, the now refurbished and still working Parr...

    3 miles

  • Scuba Dive at Mike's Beach Resort

    Located in Washington State on the west shore of the Hood Canal, Mike's Beach Resort is a unique family run establishment offering waterfront cabins and rooms. Perfectly placed between the popular shore dives to the south like Octopus Hole, and Jo...

  • HIke the Brand Library Loop

    Your adventure will start at the Brand Library parking lot. Walk behind the library towards the gated day use area and you will find the start of the trail on your right, Las Flores MTWY.The first half-mile rises over 500 feet to a plateau, equipp...

    6.2 miles 2371 ft gain

  • Hike or Bike Marshall Canyon

    For this adventure you can choose to start in a multiple of places; for the easiest parking use Oak Mesa Park located next to Oak Mesa Elementary School. From the parking lot cross the soccer field towards the bridge on the north east end of the s...

    6 miles 700 ft gain

  • Backpack to Alaska Basin via Death Canyon

    Death Canyon Trailhead is easily accessed by heading south on Moose-Wilson Rd. from Grand Teton National Park Headquarters for 3 miles. Once at the junction turn right onto an uneven dirt road and go north 0.7 miles to the parking area.Day 1: (8.3...

    28.2 miles 7500 ft gain

  • Kayak the Marina Del Rey Harbor

    The Marina Del Rey harbor covers 1.5 square miles making it the world’s largest small-craft harbor. Located southwest of Los Angeles, it is the homeport to nearly 6,500 local boats, ranging from small fishing boats, large private yachts, and even ...

  • Paddle Castaic Lake State Recreational Area

    Castaic Lake is a man made reservoir located 41 miles north of downtown Los Angeles, CA in the town of Castaic. Made up of two bodies of water, separated by a 425-foot dam, Upper and Lower Castaic Lakes have a combined 29 miles of shoreline formi...

    6 miles

  • Snowshoe to Grand View Point

    Grand View Point is accessed via Pine Knot Trail, a 6.5 mile out and back hiking trail located at the Aspen Glen Picnic Area, 1 mile from Big Bear Village. With its close proximity to town, Pine Knot Trail is popular in the summer with mountain bi...

    6.1 miles 1200 ft gain

  • Hike the Verdugo Mountain Traverse

    The Verdugo Mountain Range is a small, rugged range spanning across the northeast end of the San Fernando Valley from Sun Valley to Glendale. With close to 50 miles of graded and well maintained trails, the Verdugos are surprisingly underutilized ...

    12.3 miles 1540 ft gain

  • Hike the Towsley Canyon Loop

    The Towsley Canyon Loop can be done in either a clockwise or counter-clockwise loop. The clockwise path starts with a gradual ascent through Wiley Canyon and steep descent into the Towsley Gorge while a counter-clockwise route starts with a steep ...

    5.1 miles 1340 ft gain

  • Trail Run to Beacon Hill

    The starting point for your run is at the Griffith Park Southern Railroad. From the parking lot walk east crossing Crystal Springs Drive and find the Coolidge Hiking Trail. Begin running up Coolidge Trail toward Upper Beacon Trail making sure to s...

    3.2 miles 600 ft gain

  • Hike Mt. Thom and Tongva Peak

    Mount Thom and Tongva Peak are accessed by using the 6.2 mile out and back trail, Las Flores Motorway located in the north part of Glendale, CA. Roadside parking is not allowed near the trailhead, you will need to park in the nearby residential ar...

    6.2 miles 1460 ft gain

  • Hike to the William Wallace Statue

    Finding the statue of William Wallace is a fun and worthwhile adventure suitable for the whole family. To get there begin by finding a small dirt parking lot located off B6356 between the towns of Bemersyde and Dryburgh. Be sure to not leave valua...

    1 miles 500 ft gain

  • Hike Wildwood Canyon Loop

    The Vital Link Trail is a steep and narrow out-and-back trail accessed though the Wildwood Canyon Park located in Burbank, CA. Parking at Wildwood Canyon is free and easy, and will be determined by which of the four trailheads you choose to start ...

    4.5 miles 1800 ft gain

  • Snowshoe Buckhorn Ridge Trail

    Located 1 mile east of the Mt Waterman Ski Resort, Buckhorn Ski Hill is a great place to enjoy a leisurely stroll through a snow-covered forest, complete with views of towering Mt Waterman. To get here take I-210 toward La Canada, exit on to Calif...

    2.5 miles 700 ft gain

  • Paddle Victoria Harbour's Waterways

    Victoria Harbor located on the southwestern tip of Vancouver Island, British Columbia is the southernmost port in Canada. Enjoying a moderate climate year round, one will quickly see why it is also known as Canada's busiest port. Pleasure boats, w...

  • Snowshoe the Obsidian Dome Trail

    The Obsidian Dome Trailhead provides access to a large network of winter hiking trails through Inyo National Forest. These are marked trails that are groomed on an intermittent basis by the National Forest Service. To find the trailhead and parkin...

    6 miles 300 ft gain

  • Hike the Aileen Getty Ridge Trail

    The Aileen Getty Ridge Trail is a singletrack trail that runs between Mt. Lee and Burbank Peak (the location of the Wisdom Tree). Though there are many options to access this trail, the most direct route is from the west via the Wonder View Trailh...

    3 miles 1972 ft gain

  • Run the Old Youth Camp Loop

    The Old Youth Camp Loop is a 2.6-mile loop with over 700 feet of elevation gain that can be ran, hiked, or even mountain biked if you prefer. While not completely empty the area receives very little visitors and is a great place to enjoy a little ...

    2.6 miles 700 ft gain

  • Summit Verdugo Peak

    Verdugo Peak, at 3000 feet, is accessible from multiple directions and trails along the Verdugo Range. The most direct route to the top is Hostetter Fire Road, a 3.6 mile hard packed dirt trail that climbs 1600 feet to the 3,126 foot summit. The h...

    7.5 miles 1838 ft gain

  • Hike Verdugo's North Ridge Trail

    The Verdugo Mountain Range is a small, rugged range spanning across the northeast end of the San Fernando Valley from Sun Valley to Glendale. With close to 50 miles of graded and well maintained trails, the Verdugos are surprisingly underutilized ...

    13 miles 3221 ft gain

  • Summit Mount Hollywood via the Fern Canyon Trail

    At 1,625 feet Mt Hollywood is the second highest point in Griffith Park and provides picturesque views of the Hollywood Sign, Griffith Park Observatory, Downtown Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Mountains. The hike to the Mt Hollywood Summit begins...

    6.5 miles

  • Hike to Glendale Peak via Henry's Trail

    While not really a full hiking trail and more of a small detour, Henry's Trail is worth the small uphill climb to Glendale Peak.  The trail is accessed via the East Ridge Trail, about 2.6 miles from the Griffith Park Merry Go Round, on the east si...

    0.5 miles 70 ft gain