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First Snowshoe of the Season

Sunday, December 14, 2014      3 comments

Yesterday I went with two friends to take advantage of the new snow, and snowshoed from Donner Summit to Flora Lake. Breaking trail Read more

Escaping the Heat

Monday, June 09, 2014      1 comments

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 --

Sunday, May 18, 2014      2 comments

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)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013      2 comments

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

Tuesday, November 26, 2013      3 comments

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!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013      4 comments

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!

Thursday, September 19, 2013      5 comments

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: Read more

Finally found a new Hidden/Lost Lake on my list! - 7 down!

Saturday, September 07, 2013      8 comments

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

Tuesday, July 02, 2013      6 comments

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

Monday, June 24, 2013      5 comments

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

Saturday, June 15, 2013      5 comments

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!

Friday, June 07, 2013      1 comments

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...

Thursday, June 06, 2013      2 comments

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!!

Saturday, May 25, 2013      5 comments

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

Sunday, May 19, 2013      2 comments

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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