Category Archives: Inyo County

Wildflowers along the Mt Whitney Trail

The proverbial icing on the cake for my Mt Whitney hiking adventure (overview, ascent, and descent) was seeing wildflowers along the Mt Whitney Trail.  In fact, I was pleasantly surprised at how many wildflowers were still in bloom in late … Continue reading

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Mt Whitney Trail: Day Hike from Whitney Portal to the Summit and Back – the descent

This post is a continuation of my previous post describing an ascent of the Mt Whitney Trail as part of a day hike from Whitney Portal to the summit of Mt Whitney and back.  The hike was so amazing, and … Continue reading

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Mt Whitney Trail: Day Hike from Whitney Portal to the Summit and Back – the ascent

I recently had the incredible experience of hiking the Mt Whitney Trail from Whitney Portal to the summit of Mt Whitney and back in one day.  This hike is truly amazing!  There was so much to see and experience, and … Continue reading

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Mt Whitney Trail: Day Hike from Whitney Portal to the Summit and Back – overview

The hike from Whitney Portal to the summit of Mt Whitney via the Mt Whitney Trail is on the bucket list of many hikers.  Although I had not specifically put it on my own bucket list, an opportunity to do … Continue reading

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Death Valley National Park wildflower trip: Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

You could say that a desert visit would not be compete without a hike in some sand dunes. I began my fourth and final day in Death Valley National Park with just that: a hike in the Mesquite Flat Sand … Continue reading

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Death Valley National Park wildflower trip: Salt Creek Trail

On the afternoon of my 3rd day visiting Death Valley National Park, after hiking in Titus Canyon my plan was to visit Salt Creek and go on a short hike there. When I got back in my car at Titus … Continue reading

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Death Valley National Park wildflower trip: Titus Canyon

After my visit to, and hike around, Ubehebe Crater, the next destination of my 3rd day in Death Valley National Park was Titus Canyon. Although I had come to Death Valley to see the spring wildflower bloom I was having … Continue reading

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