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Mineral King Loop
Difficult
Three Rivers, CA Jul 11, 2020
Mineral King Loop Three Rivers, CA
Difficult
Jul 11, 2020
Notes: 29.2 mi : Did the loop counter-clockwise over four nights. Buggy at campsites, but no bites on the trail. Bear boxes at all four campsites (Monarch, LC, L5, CC)
Siyeh Pass Route
Difficult
Swiftcurrent, MT Aug 9, 2018
Siyeh Pass Route Swiftcurrent, MT
Difficult
Aug 9, 2018
Notes: 9.5 mi — 4h 24m : Stunning hike, first of four in Glacier. Winds through three distinct areas: subalpine forest, alpine meadow, tallus.
The Garden Wall Swiftcurrent, MT Aug 9, 2018
The Garden Wall Swiftcurrent, MT
Aug 9, 2018
Notes: Arguably the greatest view in Montana. Steep summit spur, but entirely worth it. Took twelve minutes to ascend and twenty to descend.
Grinnell Glacier Overlook
Difficult
Swiftcurrent, MT Aug 9, 2018
Grinnell Glacier Overlook Swiftcurrent, MT
Difficult
Aug 9, 2018
Notes: 0.6 mi — 12m : Great workout with an unrivaled reward. Steep but entirely doable by anybody in reasonably fit shape.
Grinnell Glacier
Intermediate/Difficult
Swiftcurrent, MT Aug 9, 2018
Grinnell Glacier Swiftcurrent, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
Aug 9, 2018
Notes: 10.5 mi — 4h 56m : Extremely beautiful ascent, especially in the rising sunlight. However, considerably crowded descent detracts from trail's serenity.
Swiftcurrent Pass
Intermediate/Difficult
Swiftcurrent, MT Aug 9, 2018
Swiftcurrent Pass Swiftcurrent, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
Aug 9, 2018
Notes: 14 mi — 5h 55m : Tame hike until 4.1 miles in when ascent starts. Beautiful every step of the way, from scenic vistas to cool forests to reflective lakes.
Rubicon Trail Out and Back
Intermediate
Tahoma, CA Apr 10, 2018
Rubicon Trail Out and Back Tahoma, CA
Intermediate
Apr 10, 2018
Notes: 7.2 mi — 2h 3m : Started from Vikingsholm in overcast conditions, hiked in solitude up to the switchbacks. Beautiful, intimate, and iconic views of Lake Tahoe.
Glen Alpine Trail
Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA Apr 9, 2018
Glen Alpine Trail South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate
Apr 9, 2018
Notes: 2.6 mi — 56m : Starts out rocky, made to waterfall before turning back due to time/conditions. Minor flooding on trail but nothing impassable.
Cascade Falls Trail
Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA Apr 9, 2018
Cascade Falls Trail South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate
Apr 9, 2018
Notes: 1.9 mi — 31m : Did brisk sunset hike overlooking Emerald Bay. Some snow in wooded section of trail but thankfully cleared up by Cascade Falls. Beautiful views.
Eagle Lake Out and Back
Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA Apr 8, 2018
Eagle Lake Out and Back South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate
Apr 8, 2018
Notes: 2.1 mi — 1h 15m : Travelled mostly over snow to Eagle Lake, mostly frozen as of 4/8. Great snow travel, a little crowded.
Horsetail Falls
Intermediate/Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA Apr 8, 2018
Horsetail Falls South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Apr 8, 2018
Notes: 3.7 mi — 3h 0m : Fun route-finding during winter/spring mix. Trail was flooded and waterfalls roaring, remarkably unique experience. Would recommend in summer as well.
Fall Creek Trail
Intermediate
Felton, CA Mar 4, 2018
Fall Creek Trail Felton, CA
Intermediate
Mar 4, 2018
Notes: 3.6 mi — 1h 6m : Went after rainfall and stream was rushing. Redwoods decent but not otherworldly, trail moderately trafficked. Great for stream photography.
Fontanillis Lake Loop
Intermediate/Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA Sep 10, 2017
Fontanillis Lake Loop South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Sep 10, 2017
Notes: 12.2 mi — 4h 51m : Stunning morning hike. Glass-like waters of Dicks Lake and Fontanillis Lake made for some great photography.
Ralston Peak
Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA Sep 9, 2017
Ralston Peak South Lake Tahoe, CA
Difficult
Sep 9, 2017
Notes: 12 mi — 6h 0m : Hiked to Ralston Peak summit down to Lake Aloha/Lake of the Woods. Returned via Ralston Trail.
Round Top Loop
Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA Jul 22, 2017
Round Top Loop South Lake Tahoe, CA
Difficult
Jul 22, 2017
Notes: 7.5 mi — 4h 16m : Scenic trail with simple scramble near the top. Doable by anybody in physically fit shape.
Mount Tallac
Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA Oct 9, 2016
Mount Tallac South Lake Tahoe, CA
Difficult
Oct 9, 2016
Notes: 10.3 mi — 5h 30m : Hiked to the summit of Mount Tallac after 5:30 AM departure. Went off-trail for a scree near summit.
Mt. Rose Summit Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Incline Village, NV Oct 8, 2016
Mt. Rose Summit Trail Incline Village, NV
Intermediate/Difficult
Oct 8, 2016
Notes: 10.8 mi — 5h 0m : Summited Mount Rose on 10/8. Snow and icy conditions on upper section of trail; streams and waterfalls active. Crowded w/ families.