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“Not bad, but not as good as other stops”

Crescent Meadow Loop
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Owner description: Easy hiking trail that takes you past the Chimney Tree and Tharp's Log.
Powers Lake
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Not bad, but not as good as other stops”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

Not as good as panoramic pt, moro rock, grant grove or Sherman tree but the Tharp Log was neat. The drive thru tree is on the way so that was a neat picture stop on the way to the meadow.

We we there in October. I'm sure a visit in the Spring would be more spectacular.

Visited October 2012
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Coralville, Iowa
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Muir is right”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

We read about John Muir thinking this area was one of the best parts of the park. He is right. The various colors of the meadow compared to the nearby forests added a wonderful memory. I hiked to the Tharp log and was impressed by this lodging that was occupied during the summer for almost thirty years. Wonderful hike.

Visited October 2012
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Lancing
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Easy trails, bear sightings”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

Well maintained and signposted trails. Lots of variety of hiking ease. We came across a couple of black bears here, which were quite docile - was great experience.

Visited October 2012
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Minehead, England, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Lovely”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

Even in September when the meadow is obviously not at it's best is is a lovely 2 mile easy walk. We saw a bear and cub while we were there, making it a highlight.

Visited September 2012
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Lake Charles, LA
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208 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Wildlife in Abundance”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

GO HERE!!!!! This was our last day on vacation and I had just said that the trip would be perfect if we could just see some wildlife other than squirrels, chipmunks, and deer. And guess what??? We saw a mother bear and her cub, a huge rattlesnake who warned us with a quiet rattle and a rare white faced woodpecker. This meadow is teaming with wildlife. To see it, go in the morning or late afternoon, because the bears take a nap during the heat of the day. Walk quietly and stay alert! Wear insect repellent, and do not wear perfumes or plant based hair products-the insects love the smell!! This walk is easy and Fantastic!

Visited September 2012
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