Posts Tagged With: Landscape Photography

Hiking Mammoth’s Crystal Lake

The Crystal Crag trail in Mammoth is one of the best compromises between breathtaking scenery and ease of access that you’ll find in California.

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Hiking the High Desert Loop

This 23 mile hike connects three different trails together into an epic loop that showcases the variety of ecosystems the San Gabriel Mountains have to offer.
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Burkhart Trail to Will Thrall Peak: Hiking the Pleasant View Ridge Wilderness

The Pleasant View Ridge Wilderness doesn’t seem to get much attention. Despite living nearby, I have been ignoring it for years as well. Callie and I hit the trail to rectify that mistake and got in a great training hike in the process. Continue reading

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Hiking Crystal Lake to Mount Hawkins and South Mount Hawkins

A day of solitude surrounded by miles of untouched wilderness and snow capped peaks, all contained in a Sunday hike in LA’s backyard. Even I didn’t think that was possible.

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Hiking South Lake to Treasure Lakes

We concluded our family weekend in the Sierra with a day hike to the Treasure Lakes near Bishop. This is another short trail that gives hikers a great taste of the High Sierra without too much effort.

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Hiking the North Fork of Big Pine

This trip was the two year anniversary of Callie’s first backpacking trip and the launch of CaliTrails. We celebrated the occasion by taking our first backpacking trip of the year on one of the Sierra’s best dog friendly trails.

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Mount Baldy via the Ski Hut Trail – Devil’s Backbone Loop

We returned to one of our favorite romping grounds to tackle one of Southern California’s classic day hikes. The Baldy Bowl to Devi’s Backbone loop provides easy access to LA’s highest peak while offering incredible views and some intimidating exposure along the way.

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Dry Winter on the Mount Waterman Loop

The Mount Waterman loop is two different experiences wrapped into one. A typically serene stroll through the high elevation forests of the San Gabriels is combined with a tour of a defunct ski resort slowly decaying as global warming redefines expectations for Southern California’s winters.

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Mono Lake South Tufa State Reserve

Mono Lake

It’s not much of a hike, but wow, Mono Lake sure is gorgeous. The limestone tufas that jettison out of the water are a surreal sight unlike anything else. It’s a perfect place for serious landscape photography, or a relaxing sunset stroll after a day in the mountains.

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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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