Lakes Trail to Pear Lake, Sequoia National Park


Hike Reports, National Parks

HIKE TO: Heather Lake, Aster Lake, Emerald Lake and Pear LakeTRAIL: The Lakes TrailMILES: 12.4 miles (15.4 miles according to my tracker)TIME: 1 night (3:30 hr in, 3:45 hr out)DATE I WENT: 10/13/18 – 10/14/18DIFFICULTY: moderate ELEVATION: 9629 ft ELEVATION GAIN/ LOSS: 2625/423 ft HIKE PERMIT: yes, first come first serve at the visitor center onlyLOCATION: Sequoia National Park, […]

June 21, 2019

Upper Yosemite Falls, Struggles of a Winter Hike


Hike Reports, National Parks

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. […]

June 16, 2016