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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)
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20 Sep 14
Mount Agassiz - Main course in the Palisades
An altitude of 4000m is not really something which is important in a country where people measure the height of the mountains in feet. Who cares if a mountain is more or less than 13123.36 feet? According to this list California has 122 peaks with a prominence >300 feet, which are above 4000m, more than the Alps. And who wants...
Published by 360 25 September 2014, 01h49 (Photos:24 | Comments:3 | 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)
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18 Sep 14
Virginias Höchster?!
Direkt am Blue Ridge Parkway liegt der Abbot Lake, der in den 1960er Jahren künstlich angelegt wurde. Südlich des Sees befindet sich ein kleiner Parkplatz von dem aus man auf den Sharp Top. Einer der drei "Peaks of Otter" aufsteigen kann. In der Hochsaision fährt ein Shuttle bis fast auf den Gipfel. Das braucht man nun...
Published by ossi86 22 December 2015, 09h52 (Photos:4)
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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)
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12 Sep 14
Mount Rose and Church Peak - an easy hike to some high peaks at Lake Tahoe
A. a friend visiting from Switzerland wanted to go hiking with me. His goal was to climb a high peak with a good view and it shouldn't be difficult, but a marked trail. I suggested Mount Rose with the option to also do a little side tour to the close by Church Peak. There's no marked path up to Church Peak, but judging from the...
Published by 360 25 September 2014, 00h27 (Photos:11 | Geodata:1)