Among the passes into the Sierra Nevada from the east are 4 that have a reputation as being more difficult than the others. Mostly because of the elevation gain from trail head to pass ( >6,000 ft). Terms like “nasty four” are used. The passes are Shepard, Sawmill, Taboose, and Baxter . I had hikedContinue reading “Baxter Pass and Peak”
Kern peak is very prominent on the Southern end of the Sierra Nevada. I had looked at it often enough from different directions so that it was time to climb it.
Two easy walk-up mountains were more of a 4WD adventure. I had three remaining mountains to hike in the San Jacinto Range of the Sierra Club 100 list.