dayhiking
Sometimes it's nice to leave the big backpack home and just go dayhiking!  I've included only first-time hikes on named trails or routes at least 3 miles in length (or a combination of trails at least that long) since 1999.
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January 1999 Bruneau Dunes Trail, ID
                       Devil's Garden Trail, Arches NP, UT
                       Delicate Arch Trail, Arches NP, UT
                       Broken Arch Trail, Arches NP, UT
                       Chesler Park to Joint Trail, Canyonlands NP, UT
                       Hovenweep Castle Trail, Hovenweep NM, UT
                       White House Ruin Trail, Canyon de Chelley NM, AZ

February 13, 1999 Cascade Head Trail, OR

February 20, 1999 Silver Creek Falls Trail, OR

March 21, 1999 Hart Mountain Hot Springs, OR

June 5, 1999
South Lake to Long Lake, John Muir Wilderness, CA

June 1999
Trail of Sequoias, Sequoia NP, CA

July 19, 1999
Little Baldy Trail, Sequoia NP, CA

August 28, 1999
Hart Tree Loop, Kings Canyon NP, CA

October 17, 1999
North Grove Loop and Dead Giant Loop, Kings Canyon NP, CA

January 2000 Sweeney Ridge Trail, Golden Gate NRA, CA

January 17, 2000 Big Top Volcano Trail, Sibley Regional Park, CA

January 26, 2000 Hazelnut Trail, San Pedro County Park, CA

February 9, 2000 Beach Trail, Torrey Pines State Reserve, CA

February 16, 2000 Pa'rus Trail and Emerald Pools Trail, Zion NP, UT

February 17, 2000 River Walk, Zion NP, UT

February 18, 2000 Queen's Garden to Navajo Loop Trail, Bryce Canyon NP, UT

April 16, 2000 Monument Valley Trail, Colorado NM, CO

May 2, 2000 Dillon Pinnacles Trail, Curecanti NRA, CO

May 14, 2000 Kolob Arch Trail, Zion NP, UT

May 26, 2000 Tokopah Falls Trail, Sequoia NP, CA
                 
June 10, 2000 Muir Grove Trail, Sequoia NP, CA

July 4, 2000 Big Baldy Trail, Sequoia NP, CA

July 11, 2000 Huckleberry Meadow Trail, Sequoia NP, CA

July 24, 2000 Alta Peak Trail, Sequoia NP, CA

August 8, 2000 White Chief Canyon Trail, Sequoia NP, CA

September 5, 2000 Mist Falls and Kanawyer Loop Trails, Kings Canyon NP, CA

September 17, 2000
Sipapu, Kachina, & Owachomo Loop Trail, Natural Bridges NM, UT

October 7, 2000 Grand Gulch via Collins Spring Trailhead, UT

January 2001 Lodgepole Loop Trail, Medicine Bow NF, WY

July 2001 Douglas Creek Trail, Medicine Bow NF, WY
                Savage Run Trail, Medicine Bow NF, WY

August 4, 2001 Medicine Bow Peak Trail, Medicine Bow NF, WY
                        Lakes Trail, Medicine Bow NF, WY

September 2001 McIntyre Creek Trail, Arapaho-Roosevelt NF, CO
                           Turtle Rock Trail, Medicine Bow NF, WY
                           Emerald Lake Trail, Rocky Mountain NP, CO

November 2001 Canyons Trail, Jewel Cave NM, SD

December 2001 Montara Mountain Trail, San Pedro County Park, CA

January 2002 Libby Creek Trail, Medicine Bow NF, WY

May 2002 Great Head, The Beehive, and The Bubbles, Acadia National Park, Maine

June 2002 Snowshoe Trail, Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Colorado

September 2002 Death Canyon, Grand Teton National Park, WY
                           Upper Geyser Basin, Geyser Hill, Midway Geyser Basin, Fountain Paint Pots,
                           West Thumb Geyser Basin, Lower Terraces Mammoth Hot Springs             
                           Trails, Yellowstone National Park, WY
                           Medicine Wheel, Bighorn National Forest, WY

December 2002 Nelson Trail, Sequoia NF, CA

April 2003
Doyle Springs Trail, Sequoia NF, CA

August 31, 2003 Devil's Postpile to Rainbow Falls, Devil's Postpile NM, CA

November 9-10, 2003 Bear Gulch. Condor Gulch, Moses Spring, Rim, Chalone Creek, 
                                  Juniper Canyon, Tunnel, & High Peaks Trails, Pinnacles NM, CA

February 15, 2004
Mound Meadow, South Shore, North Shore, Cabin, Granite Point, & Carmelo                                   Meadow Trails, Point Lobos State Reserve, CA

March 23, 2004 Angel's Landing, Zion NP, UT

March 24, 2004
Weeping Rock, and Canyon View Trails, Zion NP, UT

March 28, 2004 Panorama Trail, Kodachrome Basin State Park, UT

April 11, 2004 Chimney Rock and McClures Beach Trails, Point Reyes National Seashore, CA

May 23, 2004 Dillonwood Grove Hike, Sequoia National Forest, CA

July 18, 2004
Slate Mountain, Sequoia National Forest, CA

July 25, 2004 River Trail to Eastside Trail to McAnlis Trail, Mountain Home State Forest, CA

July 27, 2004 Freeman Creek Trail, Sequoia National Forest, CA

September 19, 2004 Kennedy Grove Trail, Sequoia National Forest, CA

October 12, 2004 Wilderness Trail to Franconia Falls, White Mountain National Forest, NH

December 19-20, 2004 Cholla Garden, Arch Rock, Hall of Terror, Hidden Valley, Caprock,
                      Barker Dam, and Oasis of Mara Trails, Joshua Tree National Park

January 22, 2005 Grapevine, Wild Rose, and Swamp Trails, Kaweah Oaks Preserve, CA

March 31, 2005 Vernal Falls and Mirror Lake, Yosemite NP, CA

April 1, 2005 Mariposa Grove, Yosemite NP, CA

April 4, 2005 Hume Lake Trail, Sequoia NF, CA

April 17, 2005 Various trails around SCICON near Springville, CA

May 7, 2005 Gazos Creek Fire Road to the Hammond Road, Big Basin State Park, CA

September 27, 2005 Pink Ledges and Birds Eye Trails, Red Canyon, UT

September 28, 2005 Lower Calf Creek Falls, Grand Staircase-Escalante NM, UT

September 29, 2005 Escalante Natural Bridge, Grand Staircase-Escalante NM, UT

November 12-13, 2005 McWay Falls and Pfeiffer Falls, Big Sur, CA

February 19, 2006 Kelso Dunes Trail, Mojave National Preserve, CA

April 16, 2006 North and South Poppy Loop Trails, CA Poppy Reserve, CA

May 9, 2006 Abrams Falls, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN

May 11, 2006 Various Trails around Falling Waters State Park, FL

June 11, 2006  Adam Tree Trail, Mountain Home State Forest, CA

July 3, 2006 Baker Point Lookout, Sequoia National Forest, CA

July 2006 Mule Peak and Bald Mountain Lookouts, Sequoia National Forest, CA

September 9, 2006 White Mountain Peak, Inyo National Forest, CA

December 9, 2006 Sherman Peak, Sequoia National Forest, CA

December 17, 2006 Marble Falls, Sequoia National Park, CA

February 8, 2007 Mobius and Unnamed Arches, Alabama Hills, CA

March 17, 2007 Mill Creek Trail, Sequoia National Forest, CA

June 23, 2007 Sunday Peak Trail, Sequoia National Forest, CA

August 10, 2007 Forsee Creek Trail to Johns Meadow, San Bernardino National Forest, CA

August 18-19, 2007 Discovery and Bristlecone Cabin Trails, Inyo National Forest, CA

October 11, 2007 Cow Cove, Mojave National Preserve, CA

December 30, 2007 - January 1, 2008  Mastodon Peak, Ryan Mountain, and Bajada Trails,
                                       Joshua Tree National Park, CA

February 26, 2008 Moonridge Trail to Paradise Falls, Wildwood Park, Thousand Oaks, CA

March 25, 2008 Allan Memorial Grove Trail, Sea Lion Point, Sand Hill, and Lace Lichen Trails,
                         Point Lobos State Reserve, CA

March 27, 2008 Main Trail, Ben Johnson Trail, and Hillside Trail, Muir Woods Nat'l Monument
                         East Peak, Mt. Tamalpais State Park

March 29, 2008 Moses Rock Ridge Trail, parts of the Fire Interpretive, Juniper and Summit
                         Trails, Mt. Diablo State Park, CA

March 30, 2008 North and South Antelope Loop Trails, CA Poppy Reserve, CA

June 15, 2008
Mt. Islip, Angeles National Forest, CA

October 15, 2008 Cochituate Brook and Lake and Carol Getchell Trails, Framingham, MA

October 20, 2008
Skyline Loop, Blue Hills Reservation, MA

November 15, 2008 Table Top, Mojave National Preserve, CA

November 29, 2008 Main Garden and Siamese Twins Trails, Garden of the Gods, CO

January 17-19, 2009 El Cariso Nature Trail, Cleveland National Forest, CA
                                 San Antonio Falls Trail, Angeles NF, CA
                                 Big Falls and Ponderosa Nature Trails, San Bernardino NF, CA

January 24, 2009 Fern Canyon, Backbone, and Ankle Breaker Trails, Griffith Park, CA

January 31, 2009 Coyote, Trans-Reserve, Vernal Pools, Adobe Loop, Punta Mesa, Monument
                           Hill, Lomas, and Oak Tree Trails, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve, CA

February 21, 2009 Owl Canyon Trail, Rainbow Basin National Natural Landmark, CA

March 1, 2009 Middle Fork Lytle Creek Trail, San Bernardino NF, CA

March 13, 2009 Montezuma Castle & Montezuma Well, Tuzigoot & Tavasci Marsh,  Mesa, Forest                              Loop, and Canopy Trails, AZ

March 16, 2009 Toadstools, Horseshoe Bend, and Glen Canyon Dam View Trails, AZ/UT

March 17, 2009 Wire Pass to Buckskin Gulch, Paria Canyon Wilderness, UT

March 19, 2009 The Wave, Paria Canyon/Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness, AZ/UT

March 21, 2009 Cathedral Wash & the River Trail, Glen Canyon NRA, AZ

March 23, 2009 Page Rimview Trail, AZ

May 2, 2009 Momyer Trail to Alger Creek, San Gorgonio Wilderness, CA

July 26, 2009 South Fork Trail to South Fork Meadows, San Gorgonio Wilderness, CA

October 24, 2009 Mt. Baldy, Angeles National Forest, CA

December 5, 2009 Big Santa Anita Canyon, Angeles National Forest, CA

December 20, 2009 Whitewater Canyon Ridge Loop, San Gorgonio Wilderness, CA

January 3, 2010 Mt. Zion Dayhike, Angeles National Forest, CA

January 10, 2010 Devil's Chair, Devil's Punchbowl County Park, CA

January 24, 2010 Saddleback Butte Trail, Saddleback Butte State Park, CA

February 14, 2010 La Jolla Canyon, La Jolla Loop, Mugu Peak, and Chumash Trails, Point Mugu                                  State Park, CA

May 7-8, 2010 Ricardo Campground Nature Trail to Whistler Ridge, Red Rock Canyon State Park
                       Main Loop and Plant Loop Trails, Desert Tortoise Natural Area, CA

July 20, 2010 Icehouse Canyon to Icehouse Saddle, Angeles NF, CA

January 8, 2011 49 Palms Oasis, Joshua Tree NP, CA

February 20, 2011 Mortero, Pictograph, and Elephant Tree Trails, Anza-Borrego Desert
                              State Park, CA

February 27, 2011 Etiwanda Canyon/Waterfall Trail, North Etiwanda Preserve, CA

March 19, 2011 Newberry Cave, Newberry Mountains Wilderness, CA

March 26, 2011
Ladder & Painted Canyons, Mecca Hills Wilderness, CA

September 28, 2011 Children's Forest Exploration Trail, San Bernardino NF, CA

October 16, 2012 Lake Gregory and Enchanted Loop Trails, San Bernardino NF, CA

October 30, 2012 Skull Rock and Wall Street Mill Trails, Joshua Tree NP, CA

January 23, 2013 Old Miller Canyon Road, Silverwood State Park, CA

March 5, 2013 Rodman Mountains Petroglyphs, Geoglyphs, and Natural Water Tank, CA

March 19, 2013 Silver Peak, San Bernardino National Forest, CA

April 2, 2013 Zanja Peak, Crafton Hills, CA

April 2013 San Bernardino Peak Trail, San Bernardino National Forest, CA

September 4, 2013 Jenks Lake Trail, San Bernardino National Forest, CA

October 20, 2013
Bear Canyon Trail to Bear Flat, Angeles National Forest, CA

November 4-6, 2013 Mesa, Coyote, Racoon, & Pawfoot Trails, O'Neill Regional Park, CA

May 24, 2014 Methuselah Grove Trail, Inyo National F orest, CA

September 29, 2014 Acorn Trail, Angeles National Forest, CA

October 5, 2014 PCT to Arrastre Trail Camp and beyond to the Hidden Aspen Grove, San Bernardino National Forest, CA

January 2015 Stage Road Trail, Diablo Foothills Regional Park & Stream Trail, Redwood Regional Park, CA

January 27, 2015 Tahquitz Falls & Palm Canyon, Palm Springs, CA

February 2, 2015 Natural History and Pacific Crest Trails, Vasquez Rocks, CA

March 3-4, 2015 Pentachaeta, Malibu Creek, and Virgenes Canyon Trails, Santa Monica Mountains NRA, CA

March 22, 2015 Covington Crest Trail, Joshua Tree National Park, CA