First Snowshoe of the Season
Yesterday I went with two friends to take advantage of the new snow, and snowshoed from Donner Summit to Flora Lake.
Escaping the Heat
I am SO fortunate I live only a few hours drive from the ocean, and just an hour's drive from the Sierra. So, when it was gonna be 105 degrees the last two days, I went hiking!
Yesterday, I did a nice hike at Pt Reyes National Park - up Mt ... Read more
Life is all right --
Things are going great, especially getting to hike in the Sierra again. Here are some photos to show you why I'm so happy ...
Hiking on Tuesday:
Some shooting stars nea... Read more
Lefty's coming along!!! (after a broken wrist)
I would never believe how long it would take to recover from a broken wrist, and I'm not there yet - not even driving yet - but I'm so happy to be making progress slowly but surely.
Just to backtrack... I broke my wrist while hiking the Sup... Read more
Trip to Superior Hiking Trail in Minnesota
In late September I did my big trip of the year, flying to visit my college girlfriend near Chicago, and then driving up to Minnesota for a 'Lodge to Lodge' Hike of part of the Superior Trail along the north coast of Lake Superior. Everyday we g... Read more
Lost/Hidden Lake Number 9!
I did this a while ago, October 11, and couldn't blog easily with one set of functional fingers, so I'll update this now (since it's part of one of my challenges for the year) -
After I got back from Minnesota with my broken wrist, I'd alr... Read more
Lost/Hidden Lake Number 8!
Well, I made it to 8 lakes on my list now! This one was tough to find, but we found it!
We started out on the Pacific Crest Trail going north off of Packer Lake Road - and had darn nice views to the South:
Finally found a new Hidden/Lost Lake on my list! - 7 down!
Yesterday a bunch of us headed up to the Gold Lakes Basin in Plumas County (a longish drive; 2.5 miles from my house) to find a 'new' Hidden Lake and climb Mt Elwell, about an 8 mile hike with a 2000 ft elevation gain. We were very fortunate sin... Read more
Hike to a new(latest on my quest) Hidden Lake on a Hot Day
While it was in the 100's in the valley, I went up with a couple friends to hike from Meek's Bay to Hidden Lake (#6 in my hidden/lost lake quest!). It only got to the 80's there! But it turned out to be a great hike for the heat - lots of creeks... Read more
Lost and Lawrence Lakes Backpack Trip
Just got back from a great weekend backpack to Lawrence Lake with 3 girlfriends, and found our way to another Lost Lake from it (cross-country but just about a quarter mile).
We took the Barrett Lake Jeep Trail from Wright's Lake--maybe 6 mile... Read more
Hike to Lost Lake from Sugar Pine Point SP
Can't believe it, but my 'quest' hikes (for my personal Hidden/Lost Lake Quest) just keep getting better!! Yesterday I hiked with 5 very-accommodating friends (hike 14+ miles? sure!) to, okay, the most beautiful hike I've been on (at least in re... Read more
Hike to Hidden Lake Number 3!
Wow is all I can say - so far the hottest day of the year here (tomorrow will be hotter), and I enjoyed a wonderful hike in the mountains with amazing scenery, waterfalls, lakes, had a lovely swim, and besides me and my 4 friends, NO ONE ELSE wa... Read more
Well, Lost Lake is still Lost...
I didn't blog on my Hidden and Lost Lake Quest last week, maybe because I never got to Lost Lake near Triangle Lake, BUT the hike was still Fabulous!!! We started at Echo Lakes (off 50 near Lake Tahoe), met one of our group at the other end of t... Read more
Hike to Hidden Lake Number Two!!
Me at Hidden Lake (number 2 on my list)
Hiked about 4 miles along Loon Lake before heading up and ... Read more
Start of my Summer 2013 Hiking Quest of Hidden and Lost Lakes
Some people climb a list of peaks, some folks stick with popular trails or do a long-distance trail, but my goal for this summer is to go to all the lakes named "Hidden" or "Lost" in the northern Sierra - and there's about 10 of them, most easil... Read more
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