Category Archives: Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

hikes on trails in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

Some Thoughts on California’s Wildfires

Sometimes it takes a series of related events to really get someone’s attention.  In this case the related events are California wildfires and the “someone” is me.  There is plenty of objective evidence indicating that 2018 has been, and continues … Continue reading

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West Walker River Trail to Hoover Wilderness

The West Walker River Trail is, I think, a relatively unknown trail along CA-108 between US-395 and Sonora Pass, passing southward for some 17 miles from the Leavitt Meadows Trailhead in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest and into the Hoover Wilderness.  … Continue reading

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Tahoe Meadows Loop Trails

During a recent visit to the north Lake Tahoe area I decided to explore a pretty system of trails at Tahoe Meadows, near Mt Rose summit: the Tahoe Meadows Loop Trails.  Most of the hike I did was recently highlighted … Continue reading

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Wildflowers along the Tahoe Rim Trail from Mt Rose Summit to Mt Houghton

This post is a companion to another post about a hike along the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) from the Mt Rose Summit on NV-431 to the summit of Mt Houghton.  The other post describes the hike itself and shows some … Continue reading

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Tahoe Rim Trail: Mt Rose Summit to Mt Houghton

Mt Houghton is a 10,490-foot high peak less than a mile and a half from Mt Rose and, since 2014, reachable via an established spur trail from the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT).  I had hiked up Mt Houghton shortly after … Continue reading

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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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