Month: June 2016

Eastern Sierra Hike Reports

Backpacking Big Pine Creek North Fork to Third Lake

HIKE TO: Big Pine Lakes to Third Lake & then some TRAIL: Big Pine Creek North Fork MILES: 14.54 miles out and back (5.5 miles to Second Lake) TIME: 3:41 hrs up, 3:29 (2 hrs up at a faster pace) DATE I WENT: 6/7/16 – 6/8/16 DIFFICULTY: moderate ELEVATION GAIN/ LOSS: 2471 ft HIKE PERMIT: […]

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Hike Reports National Parks

Upper Yosemite Falls, Struggles of a Winter Hike

Hike summary: ♦ Trail:  Upper Yosemite Falls Trail ♦ Distance:  7.4 miles ♦ Time:  6 hrs 15 mins (including breaks) ♦ Elevation Gain:  2,926 ft (max: 6,961 ft) ♦ Difficulty Level: strenuous (tallest waterfall in Yosemite National Park) Winter hikes are really a wondrous things… trails are less busy, everything is white, and the experience is completely different than a summer/spring hike. […]

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