Kaitlyn Janak

  • Hike to the Hippie Hole

    While making your way to the parking area, you'll keep right for the most part. You'll also need a high clearance vehicle or the patience to drive very slowly. The dirt road to the trailhead is full of dips, holes, rocks, and essentially could be ...

    0.3 miles

  • Hike to Ingersoll Abandoned Mine

    Drive into Keystone, take a right on Old Hill City Road, drive for a little over two miles, you'll pass both Kemp's Kamp and the K Bar S Lodge, and look for Echo Valley Dr. on your left. As soon as you pass Echo Valley Dr, keep your eyes out for a...

    0.5 miles 4990 ft gain

  • Hike Hunters Canyon

    The hike into Hunters Canyon is extremely easy going. You can do the hike year round, but the further into summer you are, the hotter the canyon will be.  This is a great beginner hike as it has very little elevation gain. It's also perfect for do...

    3 miles 164 ft gain

  • Explore the Spokane Ghost Town

    Spokane will always be one of my favorite locations in the hills. The town was founded in 1890 and features 3 intact structures from that time. The most intact structure is the manager's house which you can find up on a hill behind the other build...

    1 miles 4521 ft gain

  • Hike Botany Canyon

    After reaching the trailhead, the first couple miles are forest service road. You'll want to follow the main FSR, do not branch off onto any of the smaller dirt roads. The turn off to go down into the canyon is very easy to miss. It will be on you...

    5 miles 807 ft gain

  • Hike to Loch Lomond

    When you start the hike to Loch Lomond, you'll have a few options for parking. The further up the road you go the trickier it's going to be to get back out. I parked at the bottom of the road and hiked my way up. The first mile or two is mostly el...

    4.6 miles 948 ft gain

  • Hike Willow Creek Trail

    The trailhead is located at the Willow Creek Horse Camp. This trail doesn't allow motorized vehicles but you may share it with some horses depending on when you venture onto the trail. The trail itself is pretty easy, it will take about 1.5-2 hour...

    2.8 miles 5200 ft gain

  • Backpack to Willow Lake in the Cloud Peak Wilderness

    This was my first ever backpacking adventure and I couldn't recommend a better first timer trip. It's only a little over 8 miles so can easily be done as a full day hike, or backpacking for beginners! To get to the trailhead, you'll take Hwy 16 we...

    8.4 miles 8100 ft gain

  • Hike to Devil's Bathtub, Black Hills National Forest

    Before you start this adventure, make sure you're wearing shoes that will not be ruined by crossing creeks. There are several stream crossings so wear waterproof boots or sturdy hiking sandals (I prefer my Original Universal Tevas or my KEEN Whisp...

    1 miles

  • Photograph the Sunrise at Badlands NP

    Before going on this adventure, make sure you check the sunset/sunrise times for the time of year you're going. I went in May and arrived at the park at about 3:45am to make sure we were there with enough time. We got to see the sunrise from start...