Category Archives: Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

hikes on trails in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

Pacific Crest Trail from (near) Sonora Pass to Boulder Lake Trail

For the fourth and final day of a car camping and hiking trip I hiked again with friends on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), this time north from Sonora Pass to the Boulder Lake Trail junction where we’d joined the … Continue reading

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Pacific Crest Trail from a road crossing north of Wet Meadows to the Nipple

For the second day of hiking on my car camping trip I was planning to hike the section of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) north from the Tamarack trailhead just off Blue Lakes Road, hopefully turning around about halfway to … Continue reading

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Pacific Crest Trail from Wet Meadows to Pennsylvania Creek

This was the first of four day hikes within a five-day period on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT): hikes that were done as part of a car camping trip.  My home base for the first part of the trip was … Continue reading

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Hiking and car camping along the PCT: overview

Particularly in the last couple of summers I’ve placed an emphasis on hiking sections of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) that are accessible for day hikes: either out-and-back, loop, or point-to-point hikes.  Some of my recent PCT hikes fill in … Continue reading

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Charity Valley and Burnside Lake Trails to Burnside Lake

Outside Markleeville there is a beautiful area of Alpine County south of the immediate Lake Tahoe region, including Grover Hot Springs State Park surrounded by the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. The park has a hot spring-fed pool, campground, and hiking trails. … Continue reading

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Hunter Lake Trail

The Hunter Lake Trail – distinct from the Hunter Creek Trail, which is not far away – is in the Eastern Sierra just west of Reno, NV. It is in a strip of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest between two sections … Continue reading

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Upper Thomas Creek Trail

This was a Fall hike in the Eastern Sierras outside Reno, on the lower part of the Rim to Reno Regional Trail System. I had previously hiked the Jones Whites Creek Loop Trail and the Lower Whites Creek Trail, both … Continue reading

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