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Hiking/Biking in Tahoe

Pictures from a weekend of hiking and biking with the Bay Area Outdoor Adventure Club in and around Lake Tahoe:

 

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Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne River

This is a collection of pictures from a four day backpacking trip down the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne River
in Yosemite National Park with the Bay Area Outdoor Adventure Club:

 

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Backpack to Young Lakes and Mount Conness

A backpacking trip to Young Lakes in Yosemite National Park and a fantastic summit climb up Mount Conness (elev. 12,590 ft) – guided by Jed of the Bay Area Outdoor Adventure Club.  Here’s a topographic map of the area.

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Backpacking Up Pine Creek/Italy Pass

Labor Day Weekend with Mike, Jeanie, Troy… and Chloe!  We camped out in the Alabama Hills near Lone Pine with the intention of getting a trail permit to climb Mt. Langley (near Mt. Whitney) but given how quickly all the trailheads filled up that weekend, we were lucky to have any entry within a few hours drive.  So, Pine Creek it was.  This is the pass just north of Mt. Tom, near Bishop, CA.  We were out for two nights and did a bit of peak climbing/scrambling on the middle day and snagged some awesome views. After coming back out of the backcountry, we enjoyed a hot dip at Mammoth Hot Springs before heading home back over the Sierra Nevada.

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Backpacking into Desolation Wilderness

Melissa came out from Minnesota to join me and some friends (Jeanie, Mike, Llana, Nora and Chloe!) on a weekend-long backpacking trip into the Desolation Wilderness (near Lake Tahoe).  We worked our way from Loon Lake to Buck Island Lake, Rockbound Lake, and eventually Rubicon Reservoir.

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Mountain Biking around Tahoe

I went up to Lake Tahoe with Jeanie for the extended, Fourth of July weekend.  After enjoying the fireworks at June Lake with her mom, we spent the rest of the weekend mountain biking on various trails around Tahoe.  We started high up on the north side, wandering around looking for some suspected trails on the first day.  On the second day, we did the full loop of the awesome Flume Trail.

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To the Summit of Mt. Whitney

Kamay invited me to join her on a backpacking trip to summit Mt. Whitney.  And here it is, from Mt. Whitney looking down into Owens Valley and the town of Lone Pine from 14,495 feet:

That’s the highest point in the lower forty-eight states, thank you very much.
Hey, plus six feet to my eye-level!

 

And that’s a marmot, of course!

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