Tag: Alpine

Hiking Mt. Whitney, Highest Peak In The Continental US

Hiking Mt. Whitney, Highest Peak In The Continental US

unt Whitney is the tallest mountain in the continental US (not including Alaska) and is most commonly summited by a 22 mile hiking trail. We completed it as a day hike on July 3rd after several months of preparation.

Hiking Mount Givens in the John Muir Wilderness

Hiking Mount Givens in the John Muir Wilderness

Mount Givens is a peak in the John Muir Wilderness near Kaiser Pass. It is a moderate hike from the White Bark Vista point and provides excellent views of the central Sierra Nevada Mountains. I hiked this with Alexa and Heidi the dog on July 19th, 2020.

Photo Op – Camping at White Bark Vista

Photo Op – Camping at White Bark Vista

White Bark Vista is a spectacular viewpoint of the central Sierra Nevada mountains that is accessible via a short 4×4 road. It lies in Sierra National Forest. Alexa, Heidi the dog, and I car camped there July 18th-19th, 2020.

Climbing at Tiger Cage – Courtright Reservoir

Climbing at Tiger Cage – Courtright Reservoir

Tiger Cage is a single pitch rock climbing crag located at Courtright Reservoir, California. It hosts over a dozen routes on high quality and aesthetic rock. Alexa and I climbed here on July 3rd, 2020

Climbing Eldorado Peak via the East Ridge – North Cascades National Park

Climbing Eldorado Peak via the East Ridge – North Cascades National Park

Eldorado Peak is a striking glaciated peak in North Cascades National park in Washington state. It has a unique knife-edge snow ridge at the summit and dramatic views of the surrounding mountains. I climbed the East Ridge route in a party of 4 over two days in June 2019.

A Day of Solitude on Goat Mountain – Kings Canyon National Park

A Day of Solitude on Goat Mountain – Kings Canyon National Park

Goat Mountain is a non-technical peak in Kings Canyon National Park. The most common access is via the Copper Creek Trail. It can be done overnight or in a big day. I opted to hike it in a big and tiring day June 10th, 2020.