Mit dem Mietauto fuhren wir von Miami Florida durch halb Amerika in den Bundesstaat Texas und weiter runter an die Grenze zu Mexiko. Ein Freund hat uns den Nationalpark Big Bend im tiefen Süden von Texas empfohlen.
Dieser südliche Teil von Texas ist sehr trocken und heiss. Der Park besteht vorallem aus Gestein, durchsetzt...
Published by padmanaba25 June 2014, 01h43
Toulumne Meadows is the second climbing gem in the Yosemite National Park. As soon as it gets too hot to climb down in the celebrated Valley, Tuolumne offers cooler spots due to its high Elevation around 9000 ft (~3000m). The only hard thing about it may be the pronunciation of "Tuolumne", all the rest is pretty easy going: The...
Published by Alpin_Rise31 August 2014, 19h57
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Drei Tage weg von der Arbeit, drei Tage weg von der Zivilisation, drei Tage ohne Handyempfang, drei Tage nicht duschen, drei Tage in den Bergen sein. Weit weg von zu Hause. Auf dem Weg zum höchsten Berg der Sierra Nevada und dem höchsten Berg der zusammenhänhgenden USA...dem Mount Whitney!
Der Mount Whitney ist mit 4421m der...
Published by Vauacht28 June 2014, 22h46
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Mount Whitney is one of the most popular mountains in the US, most likely due to the fact that it is the highest point in the contiguous US and it has some rather easy paths to it's summit. It is so popular that the government decided to regulate the access and only allow a certain number of people per day to climb it. This would...
Published by 36011 August 2014, 23h18
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Climbing Half Dome is a dream for almost everyone visiting the Yosemite Valley. Once you see that incredible granite monolithe from the right perspective, the question "why?" is already answered.
"Climbing" Half Dome means to most people standing in a line for the (in)famous regular route via "the calbes" - if you were lucky...
Published by Alpin_Rise17 November 2014, 20h37
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Originally I wanted to climb the Black Buttes on my way back from Old Man Mountain, about a month ago. However, on that day I ran out of time and had to skip these interesting looking peaks. During the summer, a dirt road - which is not too bad, even for low clearance cars - takes you rather close to the summits of the Black...
Published by 360 5 August 2014, 02h47
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Wilderness - the often discussed and disputet term means "a natural environment that has not been significantly modified by civilized human activity". These areas have been fascinating to me, even more since the Alps don't have any "real" Wilderness areas. To get a taste of the Wilderness concept(that goes back to pioneers as the...
Published by Alpin_Rise18 December 2014, 18h32
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Matterhorn Peak was one of the very first mountains which I put on my Sierra Nevada "to-do-list", even before I moved to California. A mountain with such a legendary name is a must for a Swiss and in addition the routes to its top seemed quite interesting. It seems like every mountain range on this planet has to have some peaks...
Published by 360 3 August 2014, 20h13
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After Alpin_Rise arrived in California, we (obviously) started talking about potential goals for a hike. His 3 wishes for this weeks Wednesday outing were: 1. to get some scrambling in, 2. not too much of an altitude difference and 3. if possible some snow for sliding down the mountain. Still being a California novice myself, the...
Published by 36010 June 2014, 02h21
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