Lundy Canyon Fall Color

Lundy Canyon is yet another spectacular fall hike in the eastern Sierra. Callie and I were fortunate to hit the trail on a beautiful day when the foliage was peaking.

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Fall Color at Mcgee Creek

Mcgee Creek is one of our favorite spots in the Eastern Sierra for fall color. Most people avoid the area because the best views require you to hike and explore a bit. With Callie in tow, that is a requirement for us, so Mcgee Creek is a perfect fit.

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North Backbone trail to Pine Mountain, Dawson Peak, and Mount Baldy

The North Backbone trail hits the 3 highest peaks in the Angeles National Forest, stays above 8,000 feet for its entire length, offers great views of the most remote part of the San Gabriel Mountains, and manages to remain almost completely devoid of hikers. What’s the catch?

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Bishop Fall Color Guide: A Morning in Paradise

Every year around the end of September, foliage in the Eastern Sierra begins to turn color to signal the change in season. For a brief couple of weeks, the Sierra crest lights up with brilliant hues of red, orange, and yellow as Aspen groves transition towards fall. It is one of the most dazzling displays of nature found on the West Coast. Furthermore, the fact that this amazing explosion of seasonal color occurs in California, which is traditionally devoid of these types of scenes, makes the occasion even more special.

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Monrovia Falls

Want to escape the hustle of Los Angeles but don’t have the time for a big hike? Try this short, easy stroll down a shaded trail that ends with a picturesque waterfall.

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The Failed 2013 Sierra Expedition

Our grand adventure for the year came to a sudden halt as July monsoons wreaked havoc in the Sierra.

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Whitney Portal to Lone Pine Lake

Want to hike Mount Whitney but can’t get a permit? Take the trail up to Lone Pine Lake for a taste of what it is like to hike up California’s highest peak.

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North Lake to Lower Lamarck and Wonder Lakes

The Wonder Lakes near Bishop lie in a bucolic offtrail Sierra basin with easy weekend access. Quite wonderful indeed.

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Big Pine South Fork to Brainard Lake

This trip turned out to be a bit of a disaster. The entire point of the hike was to make it up to Finger Lake and check out Middle Palisade towering above the South Fork drainage, but we never made it that far.

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Dawson Saddle to Mount Baden-Powell

This relatively moderate hike offers a taste of the Pacific Crest Trail and easy access to three 9,000 foot peaks.

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