Category Archives: Sierras

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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PCT – Paradise Lake Trail to Tahoe NF Road 86

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) winds through the Tahoe National Forest for almost 40 miles in Nevada and Sierra Counties between I-80 and CA-49 near Sierra City.  For this hike I covered a little less than 8 miles of trail … Continue reading

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Yosemite National Park: A winter wonderland, with a short hike on Lower Yosemite Fall Trail

A visit to Yosemite National Park* is special at any time of the year, but in winter it can be particularly magical. This was my first visit in several years, and the first in even longer during the winter. The … Continue reading

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