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↑500 m↓500 m   T3  
9 Nov 18
Loon - and Pleasant Lake(s) - a plan is a plan is a plan
The previous week my wife and I spent some time at Loon Lake, a wonderful place in the boonies on the north side of the lake. I did a little stroll then and saw a peak at the east end of the lake which looked interesting and decided to try to climb it during this weeks outing. After looking at a map at home, I found out that this...
Publiziert von 360 13. November 2018 um 18:17 (Fotos:19 | Kommentare:2 | Geodaten:1)
↑1000 m↓1000 m   T2  
5 Okt 18
Mount Tallac - the classic hike to one of Tahoe's most popular viewpoints
Mount Tallac is one of the classic and popular hikes in the Tahoe area. It is well known for the spectacular view of Fallen Leaf Lake, Lake Tahoe, two small Alpine Lakes and the Desolation Wilderness. The standard route from the trailhead is about a 10 mile round trip with an elevation gain of about 3300 ft. Don't expect to be...
Publiziert von 360 8. Oktober 2018 um 18:51 (Fotos:15 | Geodaten:1)
↑850 m↓850 m   T2  
14 Sep 18
Ralston Peak from Camp Sacramento
A friend was visiting from the mountain-less part of this country and expressed the wish to accompany me on one of my Sierra Nevada hikes. Whenever someone asks me if they can come hiking with me I say yes, but hardly ever does it happen that someone actually comes along. My choice for this hike was Ralston Peak from Camp...
Publiziert von 360 3. Oktober 2018 um 14:59 (Fotos:6 | Geodaten:1)
↑900 m↓900 m   T4 I  
7 Sep 18
There are only a few peaks left around Lake Tahoe which I haven't stood on top yet. Monument - and East Peak are two of them. The main reason why I haven't been there was the fact that they are within a ski resort: Heavenly. Since there are several gondolas which take you almost to the top of these peaks, I wasn't too keen on...
Publiziert von 360 10. September 2018 um 19:36 (Fotos:17 | Geodaten:1)
↑950 m↓950 m   T3  
31 Aug 18
Freel Peak and Jobs Sister - "Sandy beach feeling" high up there
This hike is more or less a repeat of Freel Peak and Jobs Sister with a slightly different way back down to the Horse Meadow. I start my hike shortly after 8 AM and walk along the well maintained trail to Armstrong Pass, there I take a right and follow the Tahoe Rim Trail to the saddle northwest of Freel Peak and then up to El...
Publiziert von 360 3. September 2018 um 20:33 (Fotos:19 | Geodaten:1)
↑700 m↓700 m   T5 II  
24 Aug 18
Castle Peak - The southeast ridge is way more of an adventure than expected
A friend recently told me about Frog Lake near Castle Peak and how beautiful it is. After doing some www-research about the lake, I found out that it (and it's surroundings) is still privately owned by a family, but will be purchased by Truckee Donner Land Trust and made publicly available in 2020. To get a glimpse of this gem, I...
Publiziert von 360 28. August 2018 um 20:20 (Fotos:16 | Geodaten:1)
↑1250 m↓1250 m   T3+ I  
15 Jun 18
Pyramid Peak via Rocky Canyon
The general setup was more or less the same as last week, not too much time for an extended hike so something with little ramp-up time was needed. Since I also didn't have time to prepare any new hikes I just decided to go back to Pyramid Peak once again. In order to make sure I would reach my goal on this day, I didn't only start...
Publiziert von 360 19. Juni 2018 um 19:02 (Fotos:8 | Geodaten:1)
↑900 m↓900 m   T4+ II  
8 Jun 18
Horsetail Falls and P. 8844
Today I had some commitments in the evening and had to be back early. Therefore, I chose a hike with a relatively short drive. I also wanted to check out my original plan from here, the south-southeast ridge to Pyramid Peak. Turns out my plans were a little too ambitious to reach Pyramid Peak in time, but I made it to P.8844 and...
Publiziert von 360 19. Juni 2018 um 18:13 (Fotos:9 | Geodaten:1)
31 Mai 18
  rojosuiza gerät in Lebensgefahr! Wer oder was ist schuld daran? Ist es der amerikanische Held Trump? Bedroht ihn der Waldbrand? Sind es kalifornische Polizeikugeln oder ein wildgewordener Landbesitzer? Zu nennen wäre auch noch der landansässige Puma oder der sagenhafte Burbanker Braunbär. Aber greifen wir nicht...
Publiziert von rojosuiza 4. Juni 2018 um 18:36 (Fotos:18)
22 Mai 18
Taxifahrer wird zum Wanderer am Ort einer Griechischen Tragödie
Wie die Berufsbezeichnung klar sagt: ein Taxifahrer fährt Taxi. Ist er also prädestiniert zum Wanderer? – Nicht unbedingt. Wenn aber Taxifahrer und Kunde dazu noch seit über vierzig Jahren eine weitere, nähere Beziehung haben, und der Kunde nur zu gern wendert, kann es doch vorkommen, dass einer verführt wird zu einer...
Publiziert von rojosuiza 7. Dezember 2018 um 18:12 (Fotos:17)