Volcano National park is located at 30 mi/48 km in the southwest of Hilo Town in Hawaii. The park was established in 1916 and is a combination of unique ecosystems and diverse environments that range from the sea to the summit of the world's biggest volcano, Mauna Loa, as well as Kilauea witch is the world's most active volcano.
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Extreme Hiking / Hiking in Douglas Creek Canyon: Badger Mountain, Wenatchee, Washington USA
In order to approach Badger Mountain Trail, you need a 4×4 wheel drive car that can take you through the steep canyon road. The trail is 6 mi/9.6 km long, out and back, about four hours hike, with minimal elevation gain. Badger Mountain trail is like hiking in the desert.
The terrain is shrubby and there are a lot of rattlesnakes, so extra caution is needed if you hike this path during summer. However, when the temperature drops, coyotes, mule deers, birds and many more wild animals and birds come out. The trail leads you on the top of the mountain, above Douglas Canyon, where you can explore the area, without having to follow a certain trail, and admire the view.
The best time to hike this trail is from September through November, but extra caution is needed when heavy rain showers occur. Badger Mountain is a great hike spot, suitable for all skill levels, in a desert looking scenery, different from the alpine nature of the Cascades.
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