Posts Tagged With: Sierra Nevada

Convict Lake Fall Color

Callie and I finished our fall color trip at another classic eastern Sierra spot. Convict Lake never disappoints.

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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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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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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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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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Quartz Mountain to Chain Lakes: Yosemite Weekender

The Chain Lakes in the southwestern area of Yosemite National Park is an easy place to achieve some solitude in one of America’s busiest parks.

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Lake Ediza and Thousand Island Lake: Like Old Times

After a 20 year hiatus, my dad and I finally got back into the Sierra to rekindle an old father and son tradition.

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Circle of Solitude: 8 days solo in Sequoia-Kings Canyon NP.

This 88 mile loop out of Kearsarge Pass features enough jaw dropping scenery to fill a book, or in this case, a giant trip report.

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