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Best route to Virginia Lake in Yosemite?
Hi, does anyone know the best route to get to Virginia Lake in Yosemite. This is the one near Cold Mountain in North Yosemite. It is off trail. Thank you!

In Chaff » Best route to Virginia Lake in Yosemite?
July 20, 5:10pm

Off trail, Return Creek in Yosemite?
Hi, does anyone know if it is possible to go off trail down Return Creek, from the PCT to the Tuolumne River? Thanks!

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Off trail, Return Creek in Yosemite?
July 07, 10:20am

Great JMT photos
Thanks for digging these out and posting them. Fantastic photos.

In Photo Gallery » JMT-
June 22, 3:33pm

Yorkshire Dales
Great photos! I did the England Coast to Coast route in 2007, which was great. Your photos remind me of that. Is the shelter one of those MLD pyramids? If so, do you like it? I used my Tarpt...

In Post-Trip Reports » Yorkshire Dales
June 22, 3:06pm

Many mosquitos in Little Yosemite Valley?
Great post. Those bear photos are funny. I think that I am going to go there this weekend. Can you--or anyone else--report on what the mosquito situation would be in Little Yosemite Valley? ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Little Yosemite Valley and Beyond, May 8-10 2009
June 02, 6:18pm

JMT
I agree with the previous posters. Have some of your hike include the John Muir Trail. The Sierra City to Mt. Whitney idea sounds great. I did the JMT last summer and it was great. --- Do you...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » a walk of five weeks or so?
April 10, 10:01am

bikepacking
Hi, I love the idea. I've bicycle toured before, in Vietnam and it's a great way to travel. I just have a couple of comments: 1. Camping on the North rim of the Grand Canyon last year, a...

In GEAR » Bikepacking touring gear list:
April 10, 9:55am

Tuolumne Meadows in Spring?
Has anyone here backpacked down the Tuolumne River towards Glen Aulin right after the Tioga Road is plowed in the spring? I've been up there a lot but never before July. Can anyone do a...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Tuolumne Meadows in Spring?
April 08, 4:47pm

JMT gear list
That's a similar weight to what I took last year. I did Tuolumne Meadows to Whitney Portal in 14 days. I think that your list looks decent other than having a forty degree bag. What time of...

In Gear Lists » John Muir 2009 Gear List
April 08, 4:15pm

JMT-
One more.

In Photo Gallery » JMT-
March 17, 9:43am

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