Tie Camp along North French Creek

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8sfA75hKqY There is a place in the big meadow on the north end of the Tie Hack Trail where you can just barely see one of the log walls of a cabin. And to be honest, it's hard to be certain that it is a log wall until you start making your way toward it. When you get close you'll realize this is not just a cabin but an old Tie Hack Camp. This is a great site, I counted the remains of seven separate buildings. While none of them have anything left that resembles a roof most have significant portions…

Should we share unique places (and risk losing them)?

We started Just Trails to show people the amazing places they can go and visit. And to make it as easy as possible for anyone to visit those places. But I feel compelled to say something about not ruining the scenery and history while exploring. As a general rule, people should take only pictures and leave only foot prints. (I think I got that from the Leave No Trace website but I couldn't find it when I went back to look) Speaking of leave no trace; for backpacking and camping, those principles are a no brainer and can be found…

Fire Lookout on Medicine Bow Peak

In the not so distant past there was a fire lookout station on top of Medicine Bow Peak. It was perched right up on the 12,013 foot summit. [caption id="attachment_2321" align="alignleft" width="150"] Taken by W.C. Alden in 1925, part of the USGS Photographic Library[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2320" align="alignleft" width="150"] Similar shot taken in 2012[/caption] It was first established in 1904 and the first lookout was Fred Miller. The Forest Service built the lookout on the summit but Fred built for himself a cabin near lookout lake and a smaller stone shelter on the summit ridge line near the lowest point between…