Tag Archives: Lone Pine

A New Obsession – The John Muir Trail

December 21, 2013 John Muir Trail signage above Nevada Falls I can’t definitively say that seeing the above sign (photo) a few weeks ago during my trip to Yosemite Valley is 100% responsible for planting the seed of obsession about … Continue reading

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The Eastern Sierras – Or, If God Let Me Design Paradise

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July 18, 2013 Admittedly, as a resident Californian, and someone who was born in the San Francisco Bay Area, I’m more than a bit partial to my home turf. If Mt. Tamalpais is my front yard, then the Sierras (especially … Continue reading

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Mt. Whitney – 2012: Down the Mountain and the trip home

November 8, 2012 – A long overdue concluding blogpost for this year’s Mt. Whitney trip in August. I was supposed to be in Lake Tahoe tonight, posting photos from a day hike, but the weather was iffy this morning (snow, … Continue reading

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Mt. Whitney – 2012 (part 2): The Adventure continues

As promised, I continue the narrative of this year’s trip to the Sierras and Mt. Whitney with my stay at the Whitney Portal Campground. As in past years, I camp for two nights to acclimate to the altitude and generally … Continue reading

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Mount Whitney – 2012 (Part 1)

              Perhaps it’s part of my latent & dormant Catholicism that I feel it necessary to explain my absence from BlogLand to you, my readers. Like a penitent explaining to his confessor, his priest: … Continue reading

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Mount Whitney climb – 2012

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August 15, 2012 Nearly a week ago (last Thursday), I made what has become an annual trip – 4 years in a row – to Mt. Whitney to attempt to reach the summit. It was a difficult hike, but I … Continue reading

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“Honey, That’s a great cup of coffee”

Good evening fellow hikers and mountain people, springtime is upon us here in Northern California, and I look forward to a wonderful season of hiking, both locally and in my beloved Sierras.  Today I enjoyed a wonderful hike to the … Continue reading

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