17 Jul 2016 11:43 pm    Category: Backpacking     

Peeler Lake, Hoover Wilderness

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Backpacking trip from Twin Lakes to Peeler Lake  via Barney Lake Trail  in the Hoover Wilderness, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, and Yosemite National Park.   With dayhike to Buckeye Pass via Kerrick Meadow


30 Jul 2015 11:09 am    Category: Backpacking     

Big Pine Creek

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Summer overnight backpacking trip to Big Pine Creek in John Muir Wilderness, Inyo National Forest, west of Big Pine, California. A hail storm came up just before reaching our destination of Third Lake, then it rained for 16 hours.  Day hike up to Fourth Lake, then departed. Camped the nights before and after at the Big Pine Creek Campground. Using the bear-proof lockers at the trailhead is recommended for any food left behind, but they are small and were packed full.

15.67 mi (6.44 mi uphill, 6.81 mi downhill, 2.14 mi flat)
3100 ft total ascent – 14.7 % uphill grade, 62.4 % downhill grade
1 day 6:38:52 total time (8:40:13 moving, 21:58:39 stopped)
0:33:10 pace (1.8 mph average speed)
29.7 difficulty, 54.8 effort

08 Mar 2015 08:39 pm    Category: Truckee Meadows     

Peavine Kings Row

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Spring loop hike on Peavine Mountain from King’s Row Trailhead.


9.68 mi (3.38 mi uphill, 4.95 mi downhill, 1.31 mi flat)
1720 ft total ascent – 15.8 % uphill grade, 119.5 % downhill grade
4:23:03 total time (3:50:33 moving, 0:32:30 stopped)
0:23:47 pace (2.5 mph average speed, 5.8 mph max speed)
17.0 difficulty, 31.7 effort


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