Category: Lake

Ruby Lake via Mosquito Flats: John Muir Wilderness

*Originally hiked: July 13, 2019 Ruby Lake lies in the Rock Creek Lake Basin, a very popular fly fishing and hiking destination.  We opted to backpack the area and see how far we can get up to Mono Pass or past it.  It was…

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Silvretta-Stausee to Wiesbadenerhutte – Austria

An Austrian Alps Snowshoe Adventure Location: Silvretta Alps, Austria Elevation Gain: 2,250 feet Mileage: 17.2 miles Difficulty: Moderately Difficult Type: Snowshoe Background Berggasthof Hotel Piz Buin and Wiesbadenerhutte are high alpine mountain huts. Mountain huts are generally in the mountains and are only accessible…

Mt. Whitney – Inyo National Forest

Mt. Whitney, tallest mountain of the lower 48 is not a hike to be taken lightly. You don’t just wake up and say, hey I think I’m going to hike Mt. Whitney today. Why? Because you shouldn’t! I’ve climbed the summit twice and put together a guide that can help you plan out your adventure if you choose to climb it.

Pear Lake Ski Hut – Sequoia National Park

Where: Sequoia National Park Mileage: 12.9 miles Elevation gain: 3000 ft Difficulty: Difficult Type: Out-and-back Background Pear Lake Ski Hut (also called “Pear Lake Ranger Station”) is a small ski hut nestled 6 miles deep off the highway in Sequoia National Park near Wolverton….

Pine Creek to Honeymoon Lake – Inyo National Forest

Where: Inyo National Forest Mileage: 12 miles, option to do Pine Creek & Italy Passes adding 19 miles Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult Elevation gain: 3000 ft to Honeymoon Lake Type: Out-and-back To get to the trailhead: Coming from Los Angeles from the 14 take…

Little Baldy – Sequoia National Park

Where: Sequoia National Park Mileage: 3.5 miles Difficulty: Easy Elevation gain: 739 feet Type: Out-and-back   To get to the trailhead: From Dorst Campground drive about 1.5 miles South. You will see a large sign on the left side of the road “Little Baldy Trailhead”….

Peanut Lake via Meysan Lakes Trail – Inyo National Forest

Where: Inyo National Forest Mileage: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate to Hard Elevation gain: 3000 feet Type: Out-and-back   Permits: To hike Meysan Lakes overnight you can either walk-up and get a permit at the Eastern Sierra Interagency Visitor Center in Lone Pine for free or…

Chicken Spring Lake – Golden Trout Wilderness

Where: Golden Trout Wilderness Mileage: 8.6 miles Difficulty: Moderate to Easy Elevation gain: 1330 feet Recommended: swim suit if it’s summer and you want to swim   To get to the trailhead: Take Route 395 from the city of Lone Pine, turn west on Whitney…

Mt. Wilson via Chantry Flats – Angeles National Forest

Where: Angeles National Forest Mileage: 15.2 Type: Out and back Difficulty: Strenuous Elevation gain: 4200 feet Recommended: lots of water, start early To get to the trailhead: From Los Angeles go East on 210. Exit on Santa Anita Rd. and head north by making a…

Meysan Lakes Trail – Inyo National Forest

Where: Inyo National Forest Mileage: 9.2 miles Difficulty: Strenuous Elevation gain: 3323 feet Recommended: lunch for day trip, lots of water   To get to the trailhead: From Highway 395 in Lone Pine, CA head west on Whitney Portal Road. Trailhead parking is about…