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16 Apr 14
Hawkins and Pickett Peak - There's still some snow left in California's Sierra
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 360 21 April 2014, 06h54 (Photos:20 | Geodata:1)
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15 Apr 14
Im Lochschnee versinken - die Entdeckung des rojosuiza-Sattels
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 (Photos:40 | Comments:2)
2:00↑40 m↓40 m   T1  
13 Apr 14
Ausserirdische geben Heisse Wasser
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 (Photos:15)
↑250 m↓250 m   T2  
26 Mar 14
Hidden Falls Regional Park - lots of blooming flowers and wonderful wildlife
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 360 27 March 2014, 19h32 (Photos:15 | Geodata:1)
↑1000 m↓1000 m   T1 PD+  
19 Mar 14
Mount Tallac, a classic ski tour in the Tahoe area - I encountered some obstacles
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 360 20 March 2014, 23h09 (Photos:15 | Geodata:1)
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12 Mar 14
Tamarack Peak, Mount Houghton and Relay Peak - Peak Bagging in Nevada's Sierra
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 360 15 March 2014, 19h07 (Photos:16 | Geodata:1)
5:00↑1150 m↓1150 m   T2  
8 Mar 14
Spring hike in Yosemite NP: Yosemite Point (2114m) and Castle Cliffs (2250m)
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 felixbavaria 14 March 2014, 17h31 (Photos:38 | Comments:2)
3:00↑220 m↓220 m   T1  
7 Mar 14
Hawk Hill (275m), Golden Gate National Recreation Area
[Deutsch siehe unten] 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 felixbavaria 13 March 2014, 22h06 (Photos:25 | Comments:2)
7:00↑1400 m↓1400 m   T2  
6 Mar 14
Mt. Diablo (3849ft / 1178m) in spring
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. Fellow...
Published by felixbavaria 12 March 2014, 17h40 (Photos:19 | Comments:2)
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19 Feb 14
Mount Diablo - or - that's why they call it the "Thicket of the Devil"
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 360 21 February 2014, 18h00 (Photos:28 | Geodata:1)