Reviews by robertchris
Way better than expected
09/16/2016 - 16:17I was thinking swamps and muck and mosquitoes and whatnot. I was right about the mosquitoes (bring spray) but the wildlife just jumps out at you. The alligators are NOT camera shy! Neither are the manatees and I don't know where I'd ever see one of those again. One of a kind for animals!
Go at least once in your life!
09/16/2016 - 16:13I've biked the Grand Canyon, hiked it, rafted, just driven around, camped... everything. Few things more enjoyable than drinking a beer and watching the sun go down over that incredible view. I prefer spring/fall visits, weather can get a little chilly but the crowds are thinner and wildlife less shy. Always awesome!
Like Grand Canyon except better
09/16/2016 - 16:08Took a rafting day here on a lark after a hiking excursion was canceled and I'm glad the other thing fell through! Gorges way bigger, more exciting than Grand Canyon rafting and the scenery is very different, much more lush and tropical. Way worth it and didn't capsize into the river once!
A different side of China
09/16/2016 - 15:59Following the Silk Road through western China will be one of my favorite memories forever. Spectacular wild scenery, pristine trails for hiking or biking, and nights among a unique blend of cultures with GREAT FOOD! Very cheap prices compared to more urban areas of China, which is a definite bonus.
History+hiking not to be missed!
09/16/2016 - 15:55I only got 1 day to explore and I felt like I needed more. Went to the section at Jiankou, which is a little off the beaten track, more wild, more like ruins in some places. The sense of scale is AMAZING!!! Got hit by a crazy rain storm out of nowhere, the weather can be fierce but always worth it.
Recommended for otter lovers
09/16/2016 - 11:48Seals and otters everywhere was the highlight for me, even some nursing seals that everyone thought were adorable. This is maybe the best diving area in CA where you don't need a boat and top-notch facilities (bathroom, picnic tables, wash-off area). Reservation/permit required, got mine online.
I'll be back!
09/16/2016 - 11:38Spent a weekend here and need to find time to get back. Great singletracks to explore, plenty of room away from ATV trails, and lots of fire roads that connect everything. Tillamook is one of those “not sure what's over that rise, let's go find out!” kind of places, with that perfect Oregon weather.
Under appreciated gem
09/15/2016 - 10:35Moab is still second fiddle to Yosemite and the Grand Canyon in people's hearts and minds, but it's gotta be #1 for hiking & walking. Arches NP has more beauty packed into each square mile than anywhere else, and the crowds are lighter too. My favorite!
Bucket list must do
09/15/2016 - 10:28This is a must-visit without question and with tourist crowds to match, but plan your visit for winter and you'll have the place to yourself (mostly). Be ready for ice & snow on the drive. Despite the frigid temps, there's a lot of spectacularly clear days, with the epic views that make the Grand Canyon special.
Brown trout for miles!!!
09/15/2016 - 10:19I've fished the Missouri River a couple dozen times but this was my first time on the Bighorn River and it was worth the trip. My recommendation: start at 3 Mile and have a sweet float down to about 13 Mile (Bighorn Access), which lets you skip most of the crowds but not miss any of the fish... which will rise like crazy the whole way!