Category ArchiveNational Parks

22 Jul 2009 10:00 am    Category: Hiking &National Parks    

Devil’s Postpile National Monument

Continuing a short vacation with Elizabeth and Mike: We hiked through Devil’s Postpile National Monument, west of Mammoth Lakes, California. Access to the National Monument is via a shuttle bus from the Mammoth Lakes ski resort. The Devil’s Postpile itself is an outcropping of columnar basalt, similar to Karnak Ridge except that was rhyolite and these “posts” are much larger. The impressive Rainbow Falls was an added bonus.

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4.10 mi (1.63 mi uphill, 1.65 mi downhill, 0.75 mi flat)
500 ft total ascent  – 12.1 %  uphill grade, 24.4 %  downhill grade
3:19:16 total time (2:27:04 moving, 0:52:12 stopped)
0:35:51 pace (1.7 mph average speed, 10.5 mph max speed)
5.6 difficulty, 9.9 effort

04 May 2008 11:55 pm    Category: Hiking &National Parks    

Cub Lake

Cub Lake loop via Fern Lake Trail and Cub Lake Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park

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6.40 mi (2.65 mi uphill, 2.27 mi downhill, 1.44 mi flat)
650 ft total ascent  – 10.9 %  uphill grade, 43.4 %  downhill grade
3:02:42 total time (2:45:39 moving, 0:17:03 stopped)
0:25:53 pace (2.3 mph average speed, 11.4 mph max speed)
6.9 difficulty, 12.9 effort

13 Apr 2008 05:36 pm    Category: National Parks &Sightseeing    

Longs Peak

Longs Peak from 25F (click image for wider view).

Longs Peak from Moraine Park in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Elk in Moraine Park, RMNP.

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