Posts Tagged With: John Muir Wilderness

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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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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Onion Valley to Matlock Lake: The Great Escape

Taking advantage of another dry winter, Callie and I went on an early season Sierra trip up to Matlock Lake.

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Mosquito Flats to Mono Creek: Where no dog has napped before

The summer of Sierra continued with a four day trip to the Mono Creek area out of Rock Creek. Callie and I ended up offtrail in a remote basin in the center of the Sierra, where I suspect few dogs have traveled before.

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Mount Whitney Dayhike: 10,000 calories

My brother and I dayhiked up Mount Whitney last weekend. It was our first time on the mountain and it surpassed expectations. The extreme mileage and elevation gain pays off with amazing views and a hair raising stretch of trail at 14,000 feet.

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Pine Creek to Honeymoon Lake: Callie’s First Overnighter

Callie and I made a trip up to the Sierra over Memorial Day weekend and she finally got her first backcountry experience. After spending the past 8 months hiking the San Gabriel Mountains, it was time for her to finally put that training to use on a proper backpacking trip. The weather was cool, the mountains were still snowy, the bugs were non-existant, and a great time was had.

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