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Author Topic: Summer Hiking  (Read 17060 times)

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Summer Hiking
« on: March 26, 2013, 04:33:40 PM »

I was driving over Donner Pass yesterday and saw how little snow there was left. None along the freeway and a lot of rocks showing through on the peaks. Can't wait to get out hiking this summer. I just ordered a book from Amazon that has over 150 hikes in the Reno/Tahoe area.

I really want to do Castle Peak and Mt. Rose this year. Anyone got any other suggestions?
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Re: Summer Hiking
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2013, 04:53:30 PM »

Any area or a particular area?
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Re: Summer Hiking
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2013, 05:02:38 PM »

Been trying for a few years now to find time to do Mt tallac and reach the summit. Always getting rained out when I plan it though, maybe this year we will get lucky
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Re: Summer Hiking
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2013, 05:39:30 PM »

Check out this site, he gives directions to each one with the difficulty of each hike. We did a few last summer, it's really cool.

http://www.waterfallswest.com/page.php?id=regionca
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Re: Summer Hiking
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2013, 06:04:55 PM »

I was driving over Donner Pass yesterday and saw how little snow there was left. None along the freeway and a lot of rocks showing through on the peaks. Can't wait to get out hiking this summer. I just ordered a book from Amazon that has over 150 hikes in the Reno/Tahoe area.

I really want to do Castle Peak and Mt. Rose this year. Anyone got any other suggestions?

Castle Peak is awesome! WHen you hike castle peak go a little past the trail head and check out Peter Grub hut. Its an Emergency hut for snowshoers and cross country skiers in the winter. Ive stayed there a couple times now. Its fun!
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Re: Summer Hiking
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2013, 09:05:47 PM »

If you guys hike near Tahoe leave a post a couple days in advance (if you want company that is). Mt Talac is on my to do list, maybe after a few conditioning hikes though. I've hiked 5 miles in both directions from Spooner, Davis Creek, Wolf Creek and a few sections of the PCT. I don't think I'm up for week long backpacking any more, but day hikes are cool. Let us know if that book is any good.  :usa:

I'll definitely post up. I'm always looking for people to come along. The Mt. Tallac hike looks awesome with great views. I'm going to try to get out every week this summer and try a new hike.
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Re: Summer Hiking
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2013, 09:01:23 PM »

Got the book in today. Has tons of great hikes from Graeagle to South Lake. Can't wait to get out this year and some of these.
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Re: Summer Hiking
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2013, 09:50:27 PM »

Hiking no. But I have camped at Big Pine campground/Glacier Lodge. I'm pretty sure you can hike to JMT from there. I know there are parking lots for hikers up there. Great fishing up there too. I even caught a Golden Trout up there. That was 20 years ago though.
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Re: Summer Hiking
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2014, 08:26:58 PM »

I did a couple of three day hikes through Yosemite back in '89 and '90. I was carrying a 50lb. pack. Things have sure changed since then. 25lbs. would have been a dream.
 I'm predicting fair weather for you.
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Re: Summer Hiking
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2014, 05:39:15 PM »

Looks like a good trip.

Did you eat any fresh fish?
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Re: Summer Hiking
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2014, 05:51:46 PM »

That is some beautiful country there.
 Did you get any rain? I'm guessing not, with all those blue sky pics.
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Re: Summer Hiking
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2014, 03:45:11 PM »

Bill caught some fish, but he is a "catch and release" fly fisherman. One 15" Rainbow at 1000 Island Lake was impressive. Many Brookies in the streams also. No rain, fantastic weather. Probably good thing we chose the 26 mile route and not the longer 35 mile option down to Devils Postpile. A shower came through Monday after we headed home. My body held up great, except for some back pain - I will have a modern pack for the next hike.  :thumbsup:

Bill says we will have trout for dinner. I've heard that before :)

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Re: Summer Hiking
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2015, 07:49:33 AM »

You should hike castle peak. Slippery hike but worth the view. Get off at the boreal exit, take a right. Camp at the trailhead. Hike up the road then you will reach a split in the trail. Take a right up castle peak.   Also if you go straight instead if right it takes you to a winter cabin. I've gotten to stay there when I was in Boy Scouts. Pretty cool
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Re: Summer Hiking
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2015, 03:37:30 PM »

I just did the mist trail last month in Yosemite and stretched it to the top of Nevada falls. Highly recommended on a weekday.
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Re: Summer Hiking
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2015, 12:21:33 PM »

+1 on castle peak.

Castle peak and half dome are my two favorite hikes
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Re: Summer Hiking
« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2017, 10:56:01 PM »

Interesting post.

 In my experiences with bears, they've always run away when they saw me. In Yosemite, the rangers would tell you, if a bear was after your food, to bang pots together to scare them off.

I remember back when I went to summer camp. The counselors would tell us that if we were bitten by a rattle snake, to cut an X with a knife at the bite, and suck the poison out. Of course that would be if you could actually reach the bite with your mouth. And I always wondered why they were telling us that, because there's no rattle snakes in Minnesota. :shaking:
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Re: Summer Hiking
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2017, 11:56:40 AM »

The only two encounters I've had with rattlesnakes were both in SoCal, in the San Bernardino mountains.

 I was hiking with a girlfriend on a mountain trail. We came over a slight incline, and there was a Rattler coiled up and ready to strike right in the middle of the trail. I turned and said run. I only got about 10 feet and turned around, and it wasn't chasing us. I turned back around, and my girlfriend was 100 yards down the path. :rofl: She was more of an urban girl. :biggrin:

 The other time, I was riding my motorcycle through the fun twisty Hwy 2. Again coming over a slight incline in the road. The Rattler was coiled up on the yellow center line. I didn't have time to react in a safe way, so it took a shot at my leg. Of course I was probably going about 60 MPH, so it may have hit my exhaust pipe or rear tire. :hahaha:
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Re: Summer Hiking
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2017, 08:04:22 PM »

I believe I have heard or read you have hours for rattlesnake bites. A couple maybe.
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Re: Summer Hiking
« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2017, 08:59:50 AM »

Fucking hate bears.
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Re: Summer Hiking
« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2017, 08:29:36 AM »

Ha, still pissed about losing those burritos to the Buck Island Bear? That guy hit up everyone that night. I remember eating cereal at 2am before he got that too. Stupid humans  :hahaha:
Yes, I am still mad at that bear. I figure a 12g slug should dispatch a black bear in case of another close call.
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