DUCK, DUCK, CAIRN, DUCK. 2

DUCK, DUCK, CAIRN, DUCK.
  This picture post is dedicated to all the rock Ducks and Cairns that helped me navigate across the Sierra. CAIRN: “A pile of stones that marks a place or shows the direction of the trail.” DUCK: ” A pile of stones that marks either the direction of the trail or the route the last ...

Granite Park, Mono Creek Drainage to Pine Creek trailhead August 18-22, 2015 2

Granite Park, Mono Creek Drainage to Pine Creek trailhead  August 18-22, 2015
Tuesday August 18 Granite Park 11,340 feet to Bear Ridge 9,000 feet. Total elevation gain/loss +- 9,500 feet! 13 ish miles I said goodbye to Nancy and Rich and headed deeper into Granite Park, my first goal being Italy Pass 12,400 feet. Although this trail hasn’t been maintained in years there are still some visible ...

Humphreys Basin, Royce Lakes and Granite Park August 13-18 2015 2

Humphreys Basin, Royce Lakes and Granite Park August 13-18 2015
Thursday August 13, 2015 After our burgers Lisa helped shuttle cars around for the next leg of my trip. First we had to go to North Lake and take Nancy and Rich’s car to Pine creek, where they will be hiking out in four days. Then we had iced coffee, played cribbage and I worked on ...

Cottonwood Lakes to Kearsarge Pass via use and Cross Country Trails. 2

Cottonwood Lakes to Kearsarge Pass via use and Cross Country Trails.
Wednesday August 5, 2015 Cottonwood trailhead 10,000to High lake 11,400 I met Lisa at Onion valley where a shuttle picked us up and drove us to the Cottonwood lakes trailhead. We started hiking at 3pm. Both of our packs, with 8.5 days of food were a little heavy, mine at 31,5 lbs and Lisa’s at ...