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↑150 m↓150 m   T2  
1 Sep 17
Lovers Leap
An easy and short hike from Camp Sacramento to Lovers Leap on the way to Lake Tahoe. After a pick-nick at Camp Sacramento we hike along the obvious trail all the way to the top of Lovers Leap. Unfortunately the smoke from the many wildfires in the Sierra makes the view very hazy. Nice viewpoint along Highway 50. There are...
Publiziert von 360 7. September 2017 um 23:46 (Fotos:3 | Geodaten:1)
↑1000 m↓1000 m   T3+  
14 Jul 17
Stanislaus- and Sonora Peak
Stanislaus- and Sonora Peak are two relatively easy accessible peaks from Sonora Pass. They are both pretty high, with Sonora Peak actually being the highest peak of the Sierra Nevada north of Sonora Pass. I had plans to climb these two mountains at the end of September last year already. However, I miserably failed due to the...
Publiziert von 360 16. Juli 2017 um 23:19 (Fotos:24 | Geodaten:1)
↑600 m↓600 m   T3  
7 Jul 17
Well, well, well, Mount Elwell
For this day I had 3 concrete goals: Climb Mount Elwell, test my newly acquired trail running shoes and catch some fish for dinner. I didn't think that I would successfully be done with all of this shortly after 2 PM already... Climbing Mount Elwell didn't seem like a big alpine challenge since there are easy accesses from the...
Publiziert von 360 9. Juli 2017 um 21:29 (Fotos:22 | Geodaten:2)
↑1250 m↓1250 m   T4+  
30 Jun 17
Of melting snow, "falling horsetails" and a pyramid
The first time I saw the Horsetail Falls, I wasn't all that impressed. Due to the drought then and the late season, the waterfall had nothing but a tiny bit of water trickling down from the Desolation Valley. The current situation with record amounts of melting snow should give the falls a much more impressive character. In...
Publiziert von 360 3. Juli 2017 um 21:15 (Fotos:21 | Geodaten:1)
↑1000 m↓1000 m   WS  
23 Jun 17
Leave it or ski Leavitt?
In Northern California we had an unusually long lasting period of very hot weather for more than a week now. The high temperatures were up to 110°F (43°C)! Luckily where we live, we have two options to flee the heat, we either go to the Pacific Coast where temperatures are always cool even during the hottest days in the summer,...
Publiziert von 360 25. Juni 2017 um 19:08 (Fotos:22 | Kommentare:3 | Geodaten:1)
↑650 m↓650 m   T3 WS-  
26 Mai 17
Round Top from NE - Elephants Back
I had plenty of real life views and took many many pictures of Round Top in the last few weeks. Due to the massive amounts of snow this area got during this winter, I thought of an approach to the top from northeast. I did not find any reports in the www about such a line, but judging from my inspection last week from the top and...
Publiziert von 360 1. Juni 2017 um 20:48 (Fotos:10 | Geodaten:1)
↑600 m↓600 m   T4+ SS+  
19 Mai 17
Round Top via Crescent Moon Couloir
If I had to name "my favorite peak" in my new home, it would have to be Round Top. Not only because I have been on top of it 3 times already, but also because it offers quite a few interesting routes, in summer and winter and with it's >10000ft altitude a very nice view as well. One of the little more adventurous routes to the...
Publiziert von 360 22. Mai 2017 um 16:56 (Fotos:17 | Geodaten:1)
↑600 m↓600 m   T2  
12 Mai 17
Twin Sisters (North) - Do not repeat this hike or you might end up in jail!
I actually wanted to do another ski tour on this day, but the weather forecast predicted snow fall for the Sierra Nevada over night and cloudy skies until noon. Therefore, I decided to do something in a coastal mountain range instead, where the weather was supposed to be very sunny. I didn't have much time to prepare a hike and...
Publiziert von 360 16. Mai 2017 um 19:07 (Fotos:23 | Kommentare:6 | Geodaten:2)
   T2 L  
5 Mai 17
Sacramento Bar Park / American River Parkway - Hike, Bike, Swim, Float and its Fauna & Flora
My current "extended back-yard" is the American River in Fair Oaks. The so-called Sacramento Bar Park is one of many parks which all together form the American River Parkway, Sacramento Region’s great recreational asset. The American River Parkway also includes a wonderful bike path along the Lower American River, from...
Publiziert von 360 10. Mai 2017 um 21:58 (Fotos:62 | Geodaten:2)
↑500 m↓500 m   ZS  
28 Apr 17
Thompson Peak - an unplanned but wonderful ski tour
On this day I had a clear goal: to get a good workout with as much altimeter gain as possible. In the Tahoe area Freel Peak with is 10883 ft is one of the highest peaks and if you start somewhere around lake level (for example at the end of High Meadows Tail in Meyers (same as here), you get a good 4000 ft climb. So much for the...
Publiziert von 360 2. Mai 2017 um 18:12 (Fotos:12 | Geodaten:1)