Monthly Archives: September 2014

Mount Ritter via Isberg

Located in the Sierra Nevada, Mount Ritter is the 16th highest peak in California, and the highest peak in the Ritter range. Most of the wilderness permits to approach Ritter come out of either Yosemite via Tuolumne Meadows or Mammoth … Continue reading

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Dogtooth Peak & Sisters Peaks – Dinkey Lakes, Sierra National Forest

All the neat things to see are pretty close on this trip, so not a lot of mileage to cover. But lots of time can be sent here exploring, rock climbing, swimming, fishing, and hiking. I organized this particular trip … Continue reading

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Butano Loop

This is a nice over-nighter off the coast north of Santa Cruz. The trip total is 11 miles with an elevation gain (and subsequently loss) of 1300 feet. Its in Butano state park in the Santa Cruz mountains, and is … Continue reading

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Accounting for elevation when backpacking

When planning for a backpacking trip, you’ll want to plan your days so they are fairly even.  You should consider planning on hiking time and not miles. What this means, is you have to account for cumulative elevation gain during … Continue reading

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