Tag Archives: hiking

La Ciudad Perdida Trek

I consider myself a pretty experienced hiker. I’ve been hiking regularly since I was just a child, and it was love of hiking that motivated me to get in shape in the first place. I’ve done the Annapurna Circuit and … Continue reading

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High Sierra Trail: Roughing it in the Hot Springs

Day Three and Four (August 6 & August 7) Day 3 – Big Arroyo to Upper Funston Meadow via Moraine Lake Mileage: 12.8 Peak Elevation Gain: 705 ft Camp Elevation: 6,730 ft Day 4 – Upper Funston to Junction Meadow … Continue reading

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High Sierra Trail: The Prettiest Poo

Day Two: Bearpaw Meadow to Big Arroyo Junction Mileage: 11.1 Peak elevation: 10,700 (Kaweah Gap) Peak elevation gain: 2,880 Camp elevation: 9,560 In retrospect, this was one of the hardest days and one of my favorites. Don’t let the mileage … Continue reading

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High Sierra Trail: Smacking You In the Face With Beauty and Snakes

Day One: Crescent Meadow to Bearpaw Meadow Mileage: 11.4 miles Elevation Gain: 1,140 feet Elevation at Camp: 7,820 feet We left for Sequoia National Park from the Comfort Inn in Visalia, CA via the 6:15 shuttle and got to the … Continue reading

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Hiding from the Sun in Coffee Shops

As I write this, I’m a couple blocks from the Santa Monica Pier in one of those generic Starbucks knock off coffee chains. It’s taken me a couple days to mentally recover to the point where I could write about … Continue reading

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Logistics: Getting to/from the High Sierra Trail Without a Car

Full disclosure: We haven’t done this yet. Update: We did this! It worked. Only hiccup was a long delay in our first Greyhound bus leg, so don’t closely schedule that. Paying for a car rental when a week of that will … Continue reading

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