Category: Lake

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… Continue Reading “Mt. Wilson via Chantry Flats – Angeles National Forest”

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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… Continue Reading “Meysan Lakes Trail – Inyo National Forest”

Ratikon Tour

Where: Switzerland Mileage: ~40 miles Difficulty: Strenuous Hut to Hut Ratikon Tour See video of trip below. The Rätikon is a mountain range situated on the borders of Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The highest peak is under 3000 meters, the advantage to this range is… Continue Reading “Ratikon Tour”

Convict Lake Backcountry – Inyo National Forest

Where: Inyo National Forest Mileage: 25.9 miles Difficulty: Strenuous Elevation gain: 6000 feet Description: Map – Mammoth High Country Map (Tom Harrison) Permits – Quotas in effect May – Nov; available online in advance: $5/person Day 1: Convict Lake to Mildred Lake After a good… Continue Reading “Convict Lake Backcountry – Inyo National Forest”

Buck Rock Lookout – Giant Sequoia National Monument

Where: Giant Sequoia National Monument Mileage: .82 miles Difficulty: Easy Recommended: Binoculours Directions: Heading south on General’s Highway (198) to Big Meadows Road. Turn left onto FS 14S11. After 3 miles you hit Horse Camp campground, turn left onto FS 13S04. Follow signs to… Continue Reading “Buck Rock Lookout – Giant Sequoia National Monument”

Heather Lake – Sequoia National Forest

Where: Sequoia National Forest Mileage: 8.40 miles Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous Elevation gain: 2400 feet Recommended: swim suit, lunch, and camera To get to the trailhead: Going North on 198, make a right onto Wolverton Rd. Park in the lot next to the trailhead 1.5 miles… Continue Reading “Heather Lake – Sequoia National Forest”

Timber Mountain via Icehouse Canyon – San Gabriel Mountains

Where: San Gabriel Mountains Mileage: 9.00 miles Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous Elevation gain: 3400 feet Recommended: Depending on weather, warm clothes towards summit To get to the trailhead: On the 210 Freeway, driving east, Exit on Baseline Road and turn left. After one block turn right on… Continue Reading “Timber Mountain via Icehouse Canyon – San Gabriel Mountains”

Gold Mountain – San Bernardino Mountains

Where: San Bernardino Mountains Mileage: 6.25 miles Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Elevation gain: 1000 feet Recommended: Binoculars To get to the trailhead:  Take 18 across North in between Baldwin and Big Bear Lake. Make a right on the 18 until you hit Holcomb Valley Rd.… Continue Reading “Gold Mountain – San Bernardino Mountains”

Dinkey Lakes Wilderness Area

Where: Sierra National Forest Mileage: 28.8 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult Elevation gain: ~3000 feet Recommended: Swim Suit for shower To get to the trailhead: From the 99 take 180 East to 168 East for 50 miles to the town of Shaver Lake. Once you hit… Continue Reading “Dinkey Lakes Wilderness Area”

Hochleckenhaus via Klienklause: Austrian Alps

6:30 pm.  hits and we still decide to climb up to Hochleckenhaus (1572 meters). In the beginning we stood next to a picturesque lake. The first part of this hike was fairly easy for only 15 minutes. Then the challenge was on; going through… Continue Reading “Hochleckenhaus via Klienklause: Austrian Alps”