Posts tagged Hike
The ULTIMATE Guide to the Angels Landing Hike in Zion National Park

Your Ultimate Guide to the Angels Landing Hike in Zion National Park | The Angels Landing Trail is one of the most iconic hiking trails in the Untied States for a reason. Its got every quality an amazing day hike needs, physical challenge, beautiful views, and epic adventure! This trail will test your mental strength to its core as you make your way up the narrow steep spine toward the top of Angels Landing, but trust me my friend, it’s well worth it! Check out our full trail guide & safety tips for hiking the Angels Landing trail here! | 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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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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Santa Clarita Half Day - Towsley Canyon Loop Trail 2 Ways (Hike or Mountain Bike)

As we begin to transition into the winter season here in California, I was searching my brain for good "between-season" weekend or day trips that we have gone on recently. Contrary to popular belief (at least with my family), I'm not always outside exploring. I wish I could be, but life is never perfect (big sigh, but what is perfect anyways?). The past month and a half I have been traveling every weekend, which just drains me since we have so many new projects going on + a full time job. On top of that, not all those traveling weekends were outdoors, and since I am really excited about "Bishop Climbing Season" (ha!) I have been spending quite a bit of time out there too, but I'm sure my readers can only handle so many "This is why Bishop California is Awesome" posts.. or maybe I'm wrong? I certainly know I could subscribe to a blog about Bishop Climbing! However, sometimes it's nice not to travel every weekend. For weekends like that, we tend to go on "day trips" which usually includes anything within a 1-2 hour driving range. 

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38 Miles Backpacking Lyell Canyon in Tuolumne to Devil's Postpile in Mammoth Lakes California

It's funny when you plan out a backpacking trip, you search the internet for details to make an overall plan and trip itinerary. You get your daily mileage and ascent all scheduled out, and you start to think that only bad weather can throw a wrench in your plan.  However, over time, I've learned that I should always anticipate about +/- 5 extra miles to what I read online. That was definitely the case with this trail from Lyell Canyon to Devil's Postpile. All my research (reading online trip reports) led me to believe this trail would be about 31 miles and only 4,100 feet of total gain, and so that seemed like an easy 10 miles per day trip. We were slightly surprised when we found that the trail was actually about 38 miles and 5,000' of gain, and had to make up some extra miles in day 2 and day 3. It still was an excellent trip, and very doable in 3 days. 

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Los Angelos to Visit Peter

At least once a year my friend Peter from college comes to visit me in California, and so far we have made a tradition of going to a Lakers game since Peter is a big fan, and I am learning to be one. So this was the weekend I met him up in LA on Friday, and we went to watch the Lakers play the Boston Celtics.

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