Posts tagged California
Your Ultimate Guide to Backpacking the Lost Coast Trail in California in 2019 - Trail Details, Camping, Permits, Weather, Tide Tables, and More

Your Ultimate Guide to Backpacking the Lost Coast Trail in California - Trail Details, Camping, Permits, Weather, Tide Tables, and More | The Lost Coast trail lies along California’s beautiful rugged coastline and follows some of its most isolated and breathtaking beaches. The trail is about 25 miles long and takes about 2-3 days to backpack. Enjoy one of the most unique backpacking experiences California has to offer with the Lost Coast Trail hike, and check out my full guide for all your trip planning details. | shedreamsofalpine.com

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Your Ultimate Trail Guide: Mount Langley Hike and the Cottonwood Lakes - California 14er

Your Ultimate Trail Guide: Mount Langley Hike and the Cottonwood Lakes | Mount Langley is the 9th tallest mountain in California and one of three California 14ers that can be accessed via a Class-1 hiking trail which makes it one of the easiest California 14ers to summit. Even if you aren't interested in summiting Mount Langley, just hiking to the Cottonwood Lakes is a worthwhile trip all on it's own. Check out our full guide to this beautiful area and this Sierra Nevada classic hike! | shedreamsofalpine.com

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Your Complete Guide to Hiking White Mountain California 14er

Your Complete Guide to Hiking White Mountain California 14er | Often called California’s “easiest” peak over 14,000 ft. to hike, White Mountain is still a beautiful and excellent summit. While hiking White Mountain Peak you will have to battle its over 3400 feet of elevation gain in 15 miles all while adapting to the high altitude of it’s high summit. This is a great beginner California 14er not to be missed! | shedreamsofalpine.com

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Ultimate Guide to Hiking Split Mountain - California Fourteener

Ultimate Guide to Hiking Split Mountain - California Fourteener | Split Mountain is a lesser-known California 14er, but with equally beautiful views and scenes into the Sierra Nevada backcountry. The Split Mountain hike is not the best beginner 14er, but if you are looking to test your class 2 hiking skills in the mountains, this is a great, steep and challenging summit. In our guide we go over the essential details of planning your hike up this California 14er peak. | shedreamsofalpine.com

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Your Ultimate Guide to Hiking Mount Baldy

Your Ultimate Guide to Hiking Mount Baldy | If you are based out of the Southern California area, then hiking Mount Baldy is one of the best hikes in California to do. Not only is it a great training hike for California’s bigger 14er mountains, it can also be hiked in a fun but challenging 11 mile loop. You’ll traverse it’s well-known Devil’s Backbone trail and summit the highest peak in Los Angeles County. A must-do hike for all Californians! | shedreamsofalpine.com

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The Ultimate Guide to the Telescope Peak Hike in Death Valley National Park

13 Mile Day Hike Up Telescope Peak in Death Valley National Park | Telescope Peak is the tallest mountain in Death Valley National Park. It has beautiful views of Badwater Basin and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. We have created a detailed trip report for a successful summit up Telescope Peak, easily accomplished in a day. You won't regret doing this hike! It's beautiful! | shedreamsofalpine.com

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My 5 Favorite Winter Climbing Areas in California

My 5 Favorite Winter Climbing Areas in California | Just as the summer months here in California are a great time for high altitude alpine climbing and hiking in the Sierra Nevada, the cold temperatures of the winter months make for some great lower elevation desert rock climbing! Whether you love to sport climb, trad climb, or boulder, I've listed 5 of my favorite areas to climb in California in the winter months, and there is a little bit of everything for every style of climber. Happy Sending! | shedreamsofalpine.com

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10 of My Favorite Bouldering Problems in Bishop, California for the V0-V3 Boulderer

It's Bishop Season! Or that's what every local boulderer in California will start saying around this time of the year. What's Bishop season you may ask? Why, it's the most wonderful time of the year! Bishop Season tis the season to be jolly. When Bishop Clause gives you gifts in the form of sent projects and perfect sending temperatures. Oh Come all ye, Bishop-ers. 

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Your Ultimate Guide to Climbing Mount Shasta via Avalanche Gulch - California Fourteener

I have this goal, to climb all 15 of the California peaks over 14,000'. They're called "the 14'ers". I haven't really set a timeline for my goal, because I figure I'll be living in California for a while, but I got to thinking at the beginning of this year how I've almost been living here 5 years already and have only climbed 1 of the California 14'ers. I've climbed some 14'ers in Colorado, Washington and Utah, but only 1 in California. So I've planned out to accomplish few of them this year to get the ball rolling again. Mount Shasta was the 1st on the agenda this year.

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Rock Climbing Self Rescue

There I was, belaying Michael up from the trad anchor I had just set up on this 5.10a multipitch climb in Owen's River Gorge, CA. All of a sudden my rope went tight. What the heck? That's when I heard the crash of a boulder on the ground and I peered over the edge to find Michael knocked out cold. Fuck.

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Aliso Viejo, California: Bouldering at Pirates Cove and Mountain Biking Epic Fail!

This post has some blood in it. You've been warned. I got to spend a beautiful weekend in Aliso Viejo, California with Michael bouldering at Pirates Cove and doing a bit of mountain biking... or err.. rather, mountain biking crashing.

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Sport Climbing at Echo Cliffs, California

I recently had a conversation with my dad (post-epic bike crash and stitches in my forehead... more to come on that one later) in which he asked me when people like me (climbers, thrill seekers.. etc.) stop doing what they do... what age are typical climbers? I answered, "well shoot dad, I know climbers from age 8 to age 60"... "ya, ya, but when do most climbers stop climbing?".... I think I answered, "well unless they've fallen out of love with climbing, then never... unless their wives make them."

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