Top 10 Hikes of 2011
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Top 10 Hikes of 2011
Here are five pictures from each of my top ten hikes of 2011.
#10: Mammoth Crest and Crystal Lake
In August, Clara and I hiked from Lake George to Crystal Lake and the Mammoth...
Crystal Lake with Crystal Crag
We snacked here. There was lots of snow just to the right, but not...
Mammoth Lakes Basin
This hike featured some of the best views, mile for mile, we had all...
Clara and Crystal Crag with Lake George
As we climbed out of the forest, we beheld views of Lakes Mary and...
Me descending from Mammoth Crest
through the volcanic rocks with the Mammoth Lakes Basin and the White...
#9: Fall Color in Lundy Canyon
In October, Clara and I hiked through Lundy Canyon, in the Hoover Wilderness
Me in Lundy Canyon
The carpet of aspens--or
ange, yellow, red and green--beh
ind me was...
Clara in Lundy Canyon
We passed beaver dams and ponds, crossed waterfalls
, traipsed through aspen...
View down Lundy Canyon near Pass
Eventually the snow defeated us, though, and we climbed back down this slope...
Clara descending snowy shale slope
From here it's all downhill to Mono Lake!
#8: Hite Cove and Merced River Canyon
In April I visited the Merced River Canyon at Hite Cove for perhaps the best...
Hite Cove Wildflower
Brilliant mixed floral displays like this were general along both...
Redbud and a curve of the Merced
Merced River Canyon
I dropped down to the bank for lunch.
Flowers of Hite Cove
down to the river. This is only about ten miles from Yosemite, but the...
#7: Triple Park Marathon Hike
In April I joined the Sierra Club for a hike along the Ohlone...
Solar Halo above Rose Peak
Johnny Jump-Ups (wild violets) and cloud
There were nice wildflower
s throughout the hike; they were subtle,...
Pond and oak grassland
#6: Hiking into the Crags
In June, on our third trip to the Castle Crags, Clara and I finally...
This was our view to the East, the massive mountain that rises to over 14,000...
We hiked to the left shoulder of the dome.
The Trinity Divide
Here was our view to the West. It's a mere thirty or so kilometers
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article published 12/17/2011
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