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Charity Valley West Trail Alpine County Hiking

Charity Valley West to Charity Valley East/Burnside Lake Junction 6 miles round trip-moderate Do not make the mistake that you can find the Charity Valley West trailhead with just the general knowledge of where it is located on Blue Lakes Road.  I have already made that mistake for you. My first attempt had me in [...]

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Vernal Falls and the Mist Trail

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May Lake Yosemite National Park

A popular and picturesque Yosemite Lake location highlighted by Mt Hoffmann and a panoramic view of the Clouds Rest and Tioga Road regions of the Park. Great to visit any time of the year that Tioga Road is open. The 2.5 mile one way hike has a climb of 500 feet to May Lake; 2,000 [...]

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Exploring and Playing at Loon Lake and the Crystal Basin

The Crystal Basin Recreational Area is home to a full menu of tremendous recreation.  Camping, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Hunting, Fishing, Off Road 4xe4 OHV, Boating etc.. It is all in the Crystal Basin Recreation Area.  Part of the Upper American River hydroelectric system this beautiful natural space is open to the public and ready to be explored! [...]

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Desolation Wilderness Recreation Guide

Desolation Wilderness Recreation GuideWelcome to Desolation Wilderness, 63,960 acres of sub-alpine and alpine forest, granite peaks, and glacially-formed valleys and lakes.  It is located west of Lake Tahoe and north of Highway 50 in El Dorado County. Our Most Recent Desolation Adventure Destination Reviews Day Hike From Lilly Lake to Grass Lake Backpacking Trails, Day Hikes, Desolation [...]

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Avalanche and Pitt Lakes ~ Desolation Wilderness

Of the thousands of visitors to Pyramid Creek Recreational Area each season, The majority of visitors miss out on the stunning beauty of Avalanche and Pitt Lakes which lie at the top Horsetail falls, some 1900 feet above where they parked their cars.  Avalanche and Pitt Lakes are great backpack locations and are often visited [...]

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Nobel Lake Hike Via Nobel Canyon

Nobel Lake Trail is accessed off HWY 4 in Alpine County entering into the Carson Iceberg Wilderness. “Life is a journey and not a destination” --Dr. Lynn H. Hough 10 - 10.5 miles round trip- Rated Moderate Hike  Sierra Rec Trail Review - By Tom Trelenberg - Looking for a hike with diverse landscape including [...]

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Meiss Lake and Meadow

Meiss Lake and Meiss Meadow, a great day trip & place to explore. Meiss Meadow is located off the PCT and TRT in the South Lake Tahoe Region. Referred to as Meiss Country, the Meiss Family used this area as Cattle Farmers and the summer ranch cabin and barn are still standing near the junction of [...]

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Showers Lake – A Great Day Hike or Backpack Trip

Showers Lake Recreational Area Showers Lake is described as one of the prettiest Lakes in the Lake Tahoe Basin. It, therefore, is also one of the favorite locations for local backpackers and Lake Tahoe visitors  along with a preferred destination for spring & summer wildflowers hikes Showers Lake can be accessed by three different trail starts but [...]

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20 Lakes Basin Hike

20 Lakes Basin Location: Located Behind saddlebag Lake off Tioga Pass - elevation 10,ooo plus feet Route:  8 Miles Plus Moderate Rocky trail Activities: Hiking, Backpacking, Fishing, Photography, Backcountry skiing How To Get to 20 Lakes Basin:  Travel up HWY 120  (Tioga Pass out of Lee Vining) about 10 miles, take Saddlebag Lake Recreational turn off North. [...]

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Exploring PG&E Recreational Lakes Near Blue Lakes in Alpine County Ca

The Blue Lakes and Blues Lakes Recreational Camping Area off HWY 88 in Alpine County is a very popular destination for local and regional campers in the summer.  In the Winter this area is only accessible by snowmobile or cross-country skiing. This set of PG&E managed lakes/reservoirs are part of the California water & power system but [...]

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