On my hike to Pyramid Peak (my first Sierra hike after moving to California last October) I noticed an interesting looking mountain in direction southeast which looked like a volcanic peak. I asked the person who was on the summit of Pyramid Peak together with me what the name of that mountain was, but he could not tell me. After...
Published by 36021 April 2014, 06h54
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Lochschnee? - Was ist Lochschnee?
Lochschnee ist Schnee, der nicht trägt; mal steht rojosuiza beim Schritt oben drauf, mal sinkt er ein bis zum Knie, bis zu der Hüfte; und manchmal steht er ganz unten, mit beiden beiden Beinen tief im Loch... Daher der Name Lochschnee.
Lochschnee bietet sich rojosuiza überall auf dieser...
Published by rojosuiza 6 May 2014, 13h11
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Eine Wanderung ist's nicht geworden. Ein Spaziergang auch nicht. Zur Wanderung fehlte der Abstand, denn vom Ort Bridgeport zu den Thermalquellen von Travertine sind's vielleicht zwei Kilometerchen... Ein Spaziergang auch nicht, denn zum Hinmarsch habe ich mich für barfuss entschieden - was entschieden Vorteile in nassem...
Published by rojosuiza 7 May 2014, 00h17
Hidden Falls Regional Park is a popular local recreation area. It offers 30 miles of natural surface trails suitable for hiking, running, biking and horseback riding. I explored about a third of the trails on this rainy day in Northern California and saw lots of beautiful flowers and wildlife. The Park Map at the parking lot shows...
Published by 36027 March 2014, 19h32
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Mount Tallac is a favorite destination for Tahoe’s backcountry ski crowd and it's also popular with boarders. According to some sources it's actually rated one of the "top 10" backcountry skiing destinations in the US. My plan to get to the top via N-Ridge (which used to be the standard) and ski down the NE bowl had to be...
Published by 36020 March 2014, 23h09
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My original plan for this day was to do a ski or snowshoe tour up to Mount Rose. This mountain is very close to the California - Nevada border and relatively easy to get to from the Mount Rose Summit, the pass on Highway 431 between Reno and Tahoe. The goal was to first climb Tamarack Peak and via it's northern hour-glass-bowl get...
Published by 36015 March 2014, 19h07
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Another mandatory part of the California tourist program is to go to Yosemite National Park. In spring, it's not that crowded, the waterfalls are most impressive, and in the past winter, there has not been much snow, so let's go!
A hike that is suitable if you only have 1 day and have to drive back the same day, leads to...
Published by felixbavaria14 March 2014, 17h31
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On a San Francisco trip, visiting the Golden Gate Bridge is obviously a must. Most tourists just drive to the south end, take a few pictures, and maybe walk up to the first leg of the bridge. Others cross the bridge on a bike tour, and a third group takes the car across the bridge and drives up to Hawk...
Published by felixbavaria13 March 2014, 22h06
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Sun and fun in California
Escaping from the polar vortex to California, we were looking for a non-technical day hike near our homebase in the SF Bay Area. Mt. Diablo seemed like a perfect destination. Although the peak is not even 1200m high, it allows for a nice peak bagging loop with around 1400m of elevation gain.
Published by felixbavaria12 March 2014, 17h40
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Mount Diablo, the "center peace" of Mount Diablo State Park is an isolated peak which is visible from most of the San Francisco Bay Area and much of northern California. It's "only" 3557 feet high (1178m) but has a remarkable visual prominence. On a clear day one can see many of the Sierra peaks, a lot of the Central Valley and of...
Published by 36021 February 2014, 18h00
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