Trail, Water & Smoke Conditions: Rush Creek, Thousand Island Lake & Banner Peak, September 12-13 2015

I’ll have a full trip report next week, but figured I should post some conditions for other hikers. Trail Conditions Nothing notable for the maintained trails from Rush Creek to Thousand Island. We went around Gem Lake (orange route) on … Continued

High Sierra Trail, Day 6 – Guitar Lake to Mt. Whitney to Whitney Portal, June 22 2015

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Gil (GoHiker.com) and I hiked the High Sierra Trail to Mt. Whitney, June 17-22. Here is Day 6 of our trip: If you’ve hiked the High Sierra Trail or plan to do so in the future, please join our Facebook Group, High Sierra … Continued

High Sierra Trail, Day 5 – Hidden Packer Camp to (just above) Guitar Lake, June 21 2015

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Gil (GoHiker.com) and I hiked the High Sierra Trail to Mt. Whitney, June 17-22. Here is Day 5 of our trip: If you’ve hiked the High Sierra Trail or plan to do so in the future, please join our Facebook Group, High Sierra … Continued

High Sierra Trail, Day 4 – Kern Hot Springs to Hidden Packer Camp, June 20 2015

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Gil (GoHiker.com) and I hiked the High Sierra Trail to Mt. Whitney, June 17-22. Here is Day 4 of our hike: If you’ve hiked the High Sierra Trail or plan to do so in the future, please join our Facebook Group, High Sierra … Continued

Kearsarge Pass (11,760′), July 18 2015

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I had originally planned for an overnight trip to Mt. Langley, but after several cancellations, I decided that I would just take on several day hikes solo. Looking at a list of possible hikes in the area, I decided on Kearsarge Pass for day 2 … Continued

Mosquito Flats Trailhead to Mono Pass, Mono Pass Peak (12,780′) & Summit Lake, July 17 2015

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The Plan I had originally planned for an overnight trip to Mt. Langley, but after several cancellations, I decided that I would just take on several day hikes solo. Looking at a list of possible hikes in the area, I decided on Mono Pass, … Continued

High Sierra Trail, Day 3 – Precipice Lake to Kern Hot Springs, June 19 2015

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Gil (GoHiker.com) and I hiked the High Sierra Trail to Mt. Whitney, June 17-22. Here is Day 3 of our trip: If you’ve hiked the High Sierra Trail or plan to do so in the future, please join our Facebook Group, High … Continued

Bishop Pass, July 11 2015

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The Plan We had originally planned to hike White Mountain Peak July 11-12. With the crazy rain in the days leading up to the hike, as well as the forecasted temperatures and wind speeds, we decided that we should find … Continued

High Sierra Trail, Day 2 – Bearpaw Meadow to Precipice Lake, June 18 2015

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Gil (GoHiker.com) and I hiked the High Sierra Trail to Mt. Whitney, June 17-22. Here is Day 2 of our trip: If you’ve hiked the High Sierra Trail or plan to do so in the future, please join our Facebook Group, High … Continued