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Blane County Adams Gulch Trail

I had Saturday afternoon all to myself and decided that I needed some trail time near Sun Valley.

I have wanted to do Adams Gulch trail for a while, but last summer, the high water levels had made some of the water crossings where you would have to get wet. So last year, I wussed out and did not do any of that. This year, the water is low and the trees are starting to change color, so with a little encouragement from the Elephants Perch instagram account earlier this year, I decided to hit up this trail.

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The directions to the trail posted on the Blane County Rec site was spot on. It was easy to find using the directions posted. Turn on Adams Gulch road from Highway 75. I came from the north.

There was a little road construction on the bridge leading to the trailhead. No biggie. The trailhead was packed with vehicles. This place really is happening!

Hiking Galina Trails

I forced the other half to try something new a couple of weeks ago. We tried a few miles up by Galena Summit and worked our way to Titus Lake.

From the Galena Lodge Parking Lot

Titus Creek

Pretty easy at the start

This way for the trail!

Jumping off a fallen log

The other half found a good stick & it became my hiking stick for the rest of the day.
The first water crossing.

I made it but I got one wet foot.

Nice single track

The other half in action.

The 2nd water crossing.

I made it by crossing some fallen logs.

He found some berries to pick.

The trail.

More trail.

My stick really helped keep the swelling out of my hands!

The locusts were hopping everywhere!

The Idaho Smokey Mountains

The last push up!

Yay! We made it to the lake!

The lake was just over 4 miles from the lodge - and it was another 4 miles back. The lake water wasn't too cold. It was very clear. It would have been a nice place to hang out for a bit but I wanted to get back as we had some things to do back in town.

Little guy in the water.

Someone not happy I got a pic in. 

I wasn't concerned with time since this was a new to me trail. 

Next time I can work on speed as I know what I am dealing with. I wanted to take it slow and not kill myself on the mountain. :-)

Have you explored a new trail lately?


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