This was a multi-day solo backpacking trip to climb some of the peaks in the Taboose Pass area. I put this together after learning that there is a good route up Split Mtn. and I wanted to climb Arrow Peak after seeing it so prominently earlier in June.
Jack, John, Srisuda and I met at the trailhead for Sawmill Pass the night before the hike since we wanted to get an early start. There were a few peaks we wanted to try to climb and Srisuda and I also wanted to enjoy some time at nice Sierra lakes.
John and I went up to Cottonwood Pass with the intent to climb a few 13ers. We left early in the morning and arrived at the Horseshoe Meadow trailhead around noon.
John and I went up to Taboose Pass for an early season Sierra backpack and attempt to ascent 2 mountains: Striped Mtn. (13,185 ft / 4019 m), Cardinal Mtn. (13,402 ft / 4085 m).
John and I went out to climb some desert peaks in the Mojave.
Looking for some desert solitude I headed to the southeastern part of the Mojave desert. I found what I was looking for and more: 3 nights, 3 days, 3 sunsets, 3 sunrises, 3 bushwhacking peak ascents, 0 people, 5 burros, 1 fox, 1 bighorn that didn’t make it, wind, cold, total silence at times, numerousContinue reading “Turtle Mountains HP, Whipple Mountains HP, Chemehuevi Peak”
For our holiday trip to Albuquerque, NM, we decided to drive from the southwestern corner of California to Albuquerque without using any freeways. According to Google Maps that added about 100 miles and 3.5 hours driving time.
This is a continuation report of some hikes in Bavaria. Here is part 1.
These are some hikes in the first mountains I ever saw and hiked over 50 years ago. Some of the hikes my cousin and I had done with our families way back then, some I had never done before. It was great to show this area to Srisuda and also my nephew.
Large fires and extreme fire danger again canceled a lot of September hiking in the Sierra. We were lucky to get a brief window with good conditions. On the drive up Owens Valley I had my doubts that the hike would happen. The valley was smoke-filled and we did not see any of the SierraContinue reading “McGee Pass, September 2021”