End of trip, back at the Tower Trailhead

End of trip, back at the Tower Trailhead. Trip total a modest 16 miles with 1,100 ft of elevation. +2

Gary on the Pole Hollow Trail. Hercules Glades Wilderness

Gary on the Pole Hollow Trail. Hercules Glades Wilderness – I love this glade on the ridge overlooking Pole Hollow. It’s nice to get out into the open after being surrounded by trees and brush for so long.

Gary stopped for lunch by Long Creek

Looking down stream. Long Creek, Hercules Glades Wilderness. I decided that this was a good place to stop for lunch, which was noodles, pre-cooked bacon, and a Snickers bar for dessert, all washed down with a cup of coffee. +1

Looking down stream. Long Creek, Hercules Glades Wilderness

Looking down stream. Long Creek, Hercules Glades Wilderness. I decided that this was a good place to stop for lunch.

Small falls on Long Creek, Hercules Glades Wilderness

Small falls on Long Creek, Hercules Glades Wilderness. We Camped very near here May 2011. Shoot, that’s 12 years ago!

Rock shelf over Long Creek, Hercules Glades Wilderness

Rock shelf over Long Creek, Hercules Glades Wilderness.

Spot the trail … (Stereo image)

Spot the trail … (Stereo image). +1

Video: Hiking to the Trailhead via Long Creek. Hercules Glades Wilderness, March 2023

Hiking to the Trailhead via Long Creek. Hercules Glades Wilderness, March 2023. I was a little over a mile into my five-and-a-half-mile hike back to the trailhead when I decided to make a rough video of the remainder of my hike for my family in the UK. I’ve never done this before, and may not bother again, but here’s the final three-and-a-half hours of my hike, compressed into 14 minutes.Video: 14 minutes

View from the Cedar Trail, Hercules Glades Wilderness (Stereo image)

View from the Cedar Trail, Hercules Glades Wilderness (Stereo image). +1

Filtering water ready for the day’s hike

Filtering water ready for the day’s hike. My revised plan is to take the Cedars Trail down to Long Creek, then the Long Creek Trail and Pole Hollow Trail back to the Pilot Trail and the trailhead. That way I can bag a few more miles from what has been a low-mileage trip so far.

Gary and hammock, ‘Twin Falls Hollow,’ February 2023. Hercules Glades Wilderness

Gary and hammock, ‘Twin Falls Hollow,’ February 2023. Hercules Glades Wilderness.

Morning view from my hammock

Morning view from my hammock.