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↑1300 m↓1300 m   T4 I  
14 Nov 14
Jacks and Dicks Peak - Desolation Wilderness at its best
Dicks and Jacks Peak have caught my attention on many of my hikes in the Tahoe area already. These two mountains are both quite high (almost 10K ft) and stick out. You see them from many other peaks in the area. However, a day hike two these two peaks is about 14 miles long with an altitude gain of more than 4000 ft, no matter...
Published by 360 16 November 2014, 07h29 (Photos:22 | Geodata:1)
↑850 m↓850 m   T5- II  
7 Nov 14
Stevens Peak and Red Lake Peak - abandonned gold mines and some fun scrambling
Two days ago when being in this area I spotted Red Lake Peak on the other side of Carson Pass from the top of Round Top and it's inviting snow free south flank. At home I checked the map to find possibilities which could be combined with this peak. A logical choice would have been to traverse from Carson to Luther Pass bagging Red...
Published by 360 10 November 2014, 18h16 (Photos:17 | Geodata:1)
↑650 m↓650 m   T4+ I  
5 Nov 14
With Omega3 on top of Round Top and The Sisters - Mokelumne Wilderness revisited
On their short visit in California Omega3 and partner stopped by at our house and "oh surprise", the next day we planned to go on a hike together. Unfortunately the Sierra Nevada got hit by the first winter storm of the season on the weekend before they arrived. However, judging from webcams and the word from a friend's relative...
Published by 360 9 November 2014, 19h07 (Photos:12 | Geodata:1)
↑300 m↓300 m   T2  
25 Oct 14
Gaylor Peak - when nature was stronger than my plans
continued... I didn't sleep much in my tent that night. Not because I wasn't tired, just because the wind was shaking my tent all night long. A few times I was afraid that it might not hold up against it. At around 5 AM I decided it didn't make sense any more to keep laying awake in my sleeping bag but get up and do something....
Published by 360 31 October 2014, 22h02 (Photos:14 | Geodata:1)
↑1250 m↓1250 m   T4-  
24 Oct 14
Mount Dana and Mount Gibbs - easy and high
Originally Vauacht and I had planned to pay a visit to Mount Lyell and Mount Mclure on this weekend. However, several constraints were not fulfilled (in particular the fact that an overnight stay of any kind at the Tuolumne Meadows is not really feasible any more after October 15) and therefore these plans had to be put to its...
Published by 360 31 October 2014, 17h12 (Photos:21 | Comments:2 | Geodata:1)
↑1150 m↓1150 m   T2  
17 Oct 14
Jobs Peak, Jobs Sister, Freel Peak Trilogy - A Tahoe Classic
After my "long" hike to Freel Peak a little less than a year ago, I knew I "had" to come back to also bag the close-by Jobs Peak and Jobs Sister. In addition I also still wanted to try the southern access to the 3 highest CA mountains around Lake Tahoe from Horse Meadow. When I saw the report from the "Mountainhiker" to...
Published by 360 20 October 2014, 19h58 (Photos:16 | Geodata:2)
↑700 m↓700 m   T5 II  
3 Oct 14
Ebbetts - and Reynolds Peak - fun scrambling on a warm and sunny fall day
During my hike to Hawkins - and Pickett Peak, I saw a very interesting looking mountain somewhat south of me. At home I checked out udeuschle and found out that my newly declared goal was Reynolds Peak. After checking Bob Burds pages, I knew it would be an interesting scramble, in particular the last part all the way to the top....
Published by 360 10 October 2014, 17h45 (Photos:22 | Geodata:1)
↑800 m↓800 m   T4+ II  
19 Sep 14
Hurd Peak - Warm-up and appetizer in the Evolution Range
My fitness has somewhat suffered since I moved to California (I sit in cars too often ;-). So for my first hiking day on this extended WE near Bishop, I put something not too strenuous on my want-to-climb list. It should also help to acclimatise to the altitude for the main course on the next day. Today I wanted to climb Hurd Peak...
Published by 360 25 September 2014, 00h54 (Photos:24 | Geodata:1)
7:00↑1000 m↓1000 m   T2  
15 Sep 14
Rainbow Falls - Auf der Suche nach dem Bär
Man hat uns einen Bären versprochen. Naja - also zumindest heißt es, in dieser Gegen seien Bären vor Kurzem gesichtet worden und man solle besonders vorsichtig sein. Der Park-Service hat deshalb auch extra einen Shelter geschlossen. Kurzer Test, ob die Signalpfeife am Rucksack geht. Im Zweifel muss die als Bear-Defender...
Published by ossi86 20 November 2014, 20h11 (Photos:11)
3:00↑150 m↓150 m   T1  
14 Sep 14
Abraham Falls im Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Am nörlichen Ende des Nationalparks in den Ausläufen der Great Smoky kann man - typisch amerikanisch - einen "Loop" mit dem Auto fahren und aus dem Auto heraus versuchen Tiere zu beobachten. Wer sich, ganz europäisch, doch noch traut ein paar Schritte zu Fuß zu gehen, der nimmt die Abraham Falls in Angriff. Zugegeben, es waren...
Published by ossi86 15 November 2014, 10h57 (Photos:3)