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Re: Pinnacles
If you have any interest in rock climbing, either as a spectator or participant, Pinnacles has over 800 rated routes that are easily accessible. Some of the best views in the park are noted by sig...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pinnacles National Park - best trails/hikes?
April 09, 4:26pm

Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne
This hike has the benefits of a loop trail under 50 miles and elevations are pretty low, or you can do it one way with a shuttle bus back to the start. I have to defer to others in the community ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Yosemite area in late May
April 09, 2:30pm

Better maps
Thanks Bob, the first topo I was looking at did not show the trail from Lake Sabrina to Tyee Lakes passing George Lake, much better way to go. Should have known to get my Tom Harrison map out befo...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Evolution Valley Loop - question about route
April 08, 1:32pm

Evolution Valley Loop - question about route
Planning to do Evolution Valley late July entering and exiting from Muir Ranch (Florence Lake). Looks like on east end it is off trail from North to South Lake or a longer route on a road. I don&...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Evolution Valley Loop - question about route
April 07, 3:42pm

Store and Campgrounds are closed
From the Whitney Portal Campground Facebook, as of 9:25pm last night they learned they are to close all campgrounds on 10/3rd and all staff must vacate within 48 hours. So while the store is indee...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Mt. Whitney after Government Shutdown
October 03, 2:21pm

Mt. Whitney after Government Shutdown
I have a permit for Mt. Whitney on Monday, and a reservation to camp at Whitney Portal Camp Sunday and Monday nights. Now hear that the camp just got closed due to Govt Shutdown. Does anyone know...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Mt. Whitney after Government Shutdown
October 03, 9:48am

Ostrander Ski Hut - shoes or skis?
Going out to Ostrander for the first time end of December. I am trying to decide whether to rent xcountry skis or to use my snowshoes. Given its been years since I've been on xcountry skis an...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Ostrander Ski Hut - shoes or skis?
December 12, 5:27pm

HST
Great Aaron, I'll try to remember to leave a message for you at the summit log!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » High Sierra Trail Late July
April 27, 10:11pm

RE: HST
Thanks for the input guys!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » High Sierra Trail Late July
April 27, 9:37pm

High Sierra Trail Late July
Planning a west to east trip over Whitney on HST July 23rd. Given such a heavy snow year, will crampons and ice axe be advisable for the trail up Whitney? I know it's best guess I'm askin...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » High Sierra Trail Late July
April 26, 9:11pm

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