Category Archives: Backpacking

Day 2 – Bearpaw Meadows to Hamilton Lakes

3.6 Trail Miles 1,681′ Elevation Gain 1,168′ Elevation Loss 6 Miles Total (includes cumulative elevation gain) This is a relatively short day, the point is to recuperate from the pull to Bearpaw meadows, and prepare for the haul over Kaweah … Continue reading

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Day 1 – Wolverton Parking Lot to Bearpaw Meadows

10.25 Trail Miles 3,122′ Elevation Gain 2,672′ Elevation Loss 14 Total Miles (includes cumulative elevation gain) My family was leaving from the Bay Area, and my brother’s family was coming from LA County. We decided to leave early on the … Continue reading

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High Sierra Trail – Explanation and Preparation

My brother and I are both avid backpackers and we routinely hike with our children. This summer, we joined forces and took our two families along with my nephew (of our sister) and we did the High Sierra Trail (Also … Continue reading

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Backpacking in the South Bay

I’ve lived in San Jose for the past 12 years, and I’ve managed to scrape up a few outdoor trips that are worth doing in early spring and late fall. You’ll want to avoid doing these trips during the summer … Continue reading

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