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Will you take care of your dog, please?

There seems to be an unusually large number of “presents” left along the trail on Badger Mountain. There are plenty of unpackaged “presents”. Some of them are nicely wrapped but left trailside. Now, you may think this is kind of picky but it sure messes up the beauty of our local trails when dog owners […]

Snow’s Gone!  Time to Hike!

The Snow is gone! Hit the Trails! It’s hard to believe the contrast between the first part of February and the first part of March. The pictures below show the south side of Badger Mountain on the Skyline Trail. There was a huge drift there for a couple months! This is the longest winter I […]

Badger Mountain Extreme Challenge

A while back, I met Dan in the parking lot at a local auto parts store. He recognized me from hiketricities.com and wanted to talk about his experience at the Badger Mountain Challenge.  His story was not pleasant as he felt he had been forgotten, left behind and unsupported (except by a couple of people).  […]

Badger Mountain Trail Reopened!

Badger Mountain Trail ReopenedThe Dallas Road trailhead received a facelift Expansion of the Skyline/Langdon trailhead parking area and access road is done Work crews will also chip sealed the road from Dallas Road to the parking area which will be a big help in preventing the washboards which develop with the heavy traffic.

May is a wonderful time of year for hiking.  Its warming up, there’s plenty of sunshine, wildflowers are blooming. Watch out as my favorite flower, the Mariposa Lily will be blooming soon!  The last couple of hikes I’ve noticed the butterflies are out!  It happens every May and it is so fun to walk through […]

Badger Mountain Trail Closure

Badger Mountain Trail ClosedThe Dallas Road trailhead is getting a facelift but it will require a little inconvenience for a couple of weeks. Construction started Wednesday, May 11 on expansion of the Skyline/Langdon trailhead parking area.  Heavy machinery will be working in the area so there is no public access to the trailhead. The trail […]

Rattlesnake Encounter – Snakes are Out!

Let me start by saying this is not meant to frighten anyone.  I truly hope you will still get outdoors and be active even though snakes are out.  Please read this article I wrote on hiking safer even in snake country. I was on a mountain bike ride this morning, almost at the end.  I […]

Badger Mountain Closure is Coming

As the webmaster of Hiketricities.com, I’ve had several inquiries about closing the trails on Badger Mountain.  A local radio station has run an April Fool’s joke for a couple of years (its getting a little old now) saying there will be charges for hiking or closures or some form of that misinformation.  Well, I went […]