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4 Apr 15
Seattle's Skyline
In Seattle gibt es 2 Orte von denen man die Skyline besonders gut sehen kann: Kerry Park im Norden von Seattle und Alki Beach in West Seattle. Da es beim Alki Beach Radwege und Fussgängerwege direkt am Pazifik gibt war die Wahl für mich klar. Am ersten sonnigen Nachmittag ging ich bei der Seacrest Marina los Richtung Alki Beach....
Published by SCM 8 April 2015, 05h08 (Photos:16 | Geodata:1)
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3 Apr 15
Sierra Buttes - A hike, a Black Bear and a Lunar Eclipse
When I saw the peak of Sierra Buttes last year it was immediately added to my Sierra goals. When looking up some non-standard routes to it's top I couldn't really find any useful information. However, judging from the US topo map there should be plenty of "interesting options" to get to the highest point. Most people who visit...
Published by 360 5 April 2015, 01h08 (Photos:24 | Geodata:1)
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31 Mar 15
Cascade Falls
Left the car at the Inspiration Point viewpoint, and walked through the closed campground to the trailhead. The trail to the falls was short and easy (though a bit rocky in places). Near the end, the trail isn't obvious (the ground is covered in granite slabs, and people go in all directions), but you can climb down some rocks to...
Published by ejain 6 April 2015, 08h32 (Photos:4 | Geodata:1)
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30 Mar 15
Mount Tallac
Left the car at the pullout on the north side of Hwy 89, past the (still gated) Spring Creek Rd, and walked to the end of Spring Creek Rd. Couldn't find an obvious trail, and turned back when after half an hour of bushwacking a view up along the winter route showed nothing but more of the same, and not a speck of snow. Next, I...
Published by ejain 6 April 2015, 08h04 (Photos:4 | Geodata:1)
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29 Mar 15
Rubicon Trail
Left the car at the gated entrance to D.L. Bliss State Park, and walked down the road (with some shortcuts) to the trailhead. Followed the trail to the boat campground at Emerald Bay. The first mile or so didn't have much views, but the rest more than made up for that. Encountered quite a few people on the trail; must get very...
Published by ejain 6 April 2015, 08h20 (Photos:4 | Geodata:1)
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27 Mar 15
Devils Peak and Snow Mountain - a short-lived item on my Sierra Nevada to-do list
Last week I added a mountain to my Sierra to-do list. Looking west from the top of Donner Peak, Devils Peak caught my attention. This week I can report that this to-do is already completed. After searching the net about Devils Peak, I found out on Bob Burd's site and on summitpost.org, that climbing this mountain was...
Published by 360 29 March 2015, 20h34 (Photos:21 | Geodata:1)
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20 Mar 15
From Donner Pass to Benson Ski Hut, via Donner Peak, Mount Judah and Mount Lincoln
Today I had rather ambitious plans: almost 20 miles of distance and 4000 ft altitude gain. Depending on the snow situation some of the hike would have had to be done on snowshoes as well. The plan was to walk from Donner Pass to Tinker Knob & back and on the way to Tinker Knob bag the 4 peaks which are somewhat on the way...
Published by 360 24 March 2015, 14h49 (Photos:16 | Geodata:1)
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13 Mar 15
Twin Peaks - snowshoe hike to the Tahoe summit with a famous name
"Twin Peaks" is probably known best as the fictional Washington town from the famous American television serial drama of the same name. A lot of people probably also heard about San Francisco's "Twin Peaks", the two hills near the geographic center of the city. I doubt a whole lot of people know the "Twin Peaks" in the Tahoe area,...
Published by 360 16 March 2015, 20h45 (Photos:17 | Geodata:1)
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20 Feb 15
Trimmer Peak - checking out "The Elevens"
After my last weeks outing in the Carson Pass area, I was hoping for a little more snow on the north facing slopes in the Tahoe region, maybe even enough for a ski tour. However, due to the absence of the white stuff up to almost 8000 ft, I had to leave the skis in the car and took my snowshoes along instead. For my goal today I...
Published by 360 24 February 2015, 16h05 (Photos:14 | Comments:5 | Geodata:1)
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13 Feb 15
Snowshoe hike to Little Round Top and a lot of spring feelings at the American River
After a long abstinence from the mountains (for several reasons), I finally was able to get back to the beloved mountains. The California Sierras haven't gotten a lot of snow yet this winter, but with a big storm passing by last week I was hoping for enough of the white stuff to take my snowshoes out before it's summer again here....
Published by 360 15 February 2015, 20h04 (Photos:19 | Comments:1 | Geodata:2)