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January 25, 2017
Hiked Mt. Tammany for the first time this early morning/late afternoon. Although it wasn't difficult to navigate through, the description to this hike is very much accurate and super helpful. I did this hike in about 3 hours. Not much foot traffic on a Wednesday which was nice for some much needed solitude. The weather was partly cloudy/mostly sunny with a high of 50 degrees. The view was spectacular! Once descending down the blue trail, a small sheet of ice/snow covered most of the trail with a whole lot of rocks peeping through. I actually broke out my microspikes and going down was breeze. The waterfall, bridge, and hiking along Dunnfield Creek was a great way to end a moderate to strenuous hike. It was like looking at a Bob Ross painting! Definitely a go to hike!
September 11, 2016
Did this hike yesterday (9/10/16), although the temperature and humidity were way up there, so it was a good thing that I had lots of water with me. This was a weekend, so there were a ton of people on the trail (shades of Breakneck Ridge on a weekend!). As noted, it's a steep climb, but no rock-scrambling, unless you count the talus slope part of it. The only addition I'd make to Mr. Chazin's description is that there are two different spots near the top of Mt. Tammany with good views, not just the one that he mentions, which is just a few yards before the end of the Red-Dot Trail. The other is about 0.06miles earlier/lower, where there is a rocky clearing, and you have to go downhill to the right of the blazed trail about 0.03miles. Both have good, but different views, with the one at the top giving a more unobstructed view of Mt. Kinsi. I went up Mt. Kinsi a couple of weeks ago, and I found the views from Mt. Tammany better.
June 30, 2016
Red Dot Trail
Hiked Mt. Tammany yesterday early morning. We did see a black bear cub near the first scenic lookout, about a 1/2 mile in. Just a reminder to play it safe on the trails. Instagram selfies with a bear in the background may get you likes, but it is not safe. This comment is just a reminder to educate yourselves on what to do if you see a bear.
April 12, 2015
Check it out
This is one of the better hikes I've been on in a while. A good workout. Lot's of people out on the trail. Very clean considering how many people use the trail. I'd like to go back and see it in the fall.
October 29, 2013
When you approach MT Tammany from RT 80 you will say to yourself, "I must climb that thing today!" I saw a Google pic of the view from MT Tammany in the winter with snow on the gorund and would love to take pics of that. I've climbed the RED trail during the summer and it was a challenge. The climb had everything and I highly recomend it. 3.5 miles, but well worth it! I thought taking the BLUE trail down might be a little less strenuous, but when the trail began to decend it looked like volcano lava had cooled down along the trail. ROCKS, ROCKS, and more ROCKS covered the entire trail down. My feet were killing me and there wasn't any break areas to stop and rest your feet like there were on the RED trail. Brush was on both sides of the trail keeping you locked in. The winter or fall might be better or you can take the RED back down in the warmer months. There was plenty of shade on both trails.