Category Archives: Sierra Nevada

Hiking to Italy (Pine Creek trailhead to Lake Italy)

Making Plans During an east-west traverse of the Sierra over the top of Stanford N, I had seen the towering peaks over the Mono Recesses and dreamed of climbing them. Finally, the opportunity came and my friend Larry and I started … Continue reading

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Castle Peak (NorCal) and Tenaya Lake skating

“This is too easy. We are looking for Sierra 3rd Class, not Aconcagua 3rd Class” (Louise looking for the approach to Castle Peak) Well, Tamarack was cancelled, but Louise and I decided we still wanted to have fun in the … Continue reading

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Food for climbing

Paella, clean-air chili, zucchini, blueberries, apples, a pear and five bananas. My food dehydrator is in full swing again! My first experiments with it kept me well fed on my Desolation Wilderness trip. I have Shasta, Rainier, and Nine days … Continue reading

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(Reconnaissance of) The Desolation Death March

In loving memory of Emilie’s left ACL. The Desolation Death March is a classic loop hike in the Desolation Wilderness near Lake Tahoe, CA. It involves climbing Pyramid, Agassiz, Price, Jack’s Peak, Dick’s Peak, Tallac and Ralston in a 30-mile loop circumnavigating Lake … Continue reading

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Memorable Memorial Day Weekend on the Monarch Divide

Brrrrr. (Aaron) In the Sierra Nevada, near Fresno. With those words, I have summarized the two most-asked questions about his weekend. Was is cold? And where is this place? This Memorial Day Weekend, I joined the “Senator, you are no … Continue reading

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