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.
This year’s Father/Daughter trip was a traverse hike the length of Catalina Island.
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).
On Dorie’s and my annual trip to the South Carolina beach, I noticed 2 summits I had not previously climbed.
The Fish Creek/Vallecito Badlands area of Anza Borrego is supposed to be fossil rich, so we went for a hunt.
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”
Desert hiking was on the agenda for 2 days in Joshua Tree National Park.