Log in



Tags » ‘gretchen’

Eaton Canyon to Henninger Flats – June 10, 2012

February 9th, 2016 by

This winter is still a bust, more or less, though it looks like we might be getting a hair of a promise of winter on the horizon later this week? Who knows. Anyway, life proceeds apace. Doing various work here and there, not getting out anything like at the level I’d like, but…oh well. People visiting, putting the house together, and just getting stuff done one day at a time! Not too bad. So…instead, perhaps I can do a bit more of the things I used to do, back when I lived near mountains and good weather. In June 2012 Nathan, Joe, Gretchen and I did a 7 mile hike with 1300′ of gain (to 2550′) from Eaton Canyon to Henninger Flats and back again. Mostly on fireroad, but nice for all that, and the exceedingly pleasant forested bit at the type made a nice change up.

We’re walking, we’re walking…

Onion Valley to Charlotte Lake – July 24-25, 2008

August 12th, 2010 by

This trip started in Onion Valley in Inyo NF and went up and over Kearsarge Pass (hitting Kings Canyon NP at that point), and going to Charlotte Lake. It was an out and back hike with a tiny bit of internal loop, for 16 mi and ~2600′ of gain to the pass (and some miscellaneous climbing after). Originally this was going to be two nights and four people, but it ended up being me and Jeff and just the one night, but it was still pretty awesome all around. We went up to the trailhead the night before , to acclimatize (and stopping for pizza near the road junction in Mojave, which was pretty tasty), and set out in the morning.

junction-pano

Let’s go!

Southwest Yosemite Backpack, June 27-29, 2008

June 14th, 2010 by

I did a drive down from Seattle to LA from May 30 – June 1. It was pretty pleasant, but really rather a lot of time in the car. However, I had a good travelling companion, and the scenery was mostly good, so , yay.


meadow-walk
Definitely pretty, when you can see it. At the time, I was too busy shoving off mosquitoes!

But then, and more to the point, I did a two-night backpack in southwestern Yosemite National Park, dropping south from Bridalveil Campground and doing 30 miles in 3 hiking days (1 afternoon, 1 full day, 1 morning), with about 2300′ of total elevation change, though a bit more up and down on the route itself. My issue of Sierra North (8th ed?) refers to this as the Buena Vista Crest, and I think the current ed refers to it as Royal Arch Lake (ed. – Sierra North has the similar area as Royal Arch, Falcon Guide Hiking Yosemite lists the route we did as Buena Vista Crest). Dave, Gretchen, Erin, and Amittai came along for this sucker. We spent the night before at Summerdale Campground, just south of the park, which I only managed to snag because of a weirdness with it only being listed via direct search on the reservations page. I win, I guess!

We then went north, picked up our permit at Wawona, and then drove up to Glacier Point Road and Bridalveil Campground, where we parked, and began our trip.

Backpacking! (and one pic from the Seattle drive)

Sequoia Snowshoeing, Jan 25-27, 2008

June 10th, 2009 by


lodgepole-drudging
Just messing around for a bit. Outside is big! Yellow speck in the middle is Erin

Ever since I had gone snowshoeing on a Tahoe trip, I had wanted to do it again. While we do get snow down here in Southern California, it just isn’t all that much, and it’s precious and fleeting. And also, I don’t own snow shoes 🙂 But I wanted to get both a chance to try out some winter camping with a chance to go snowshoeing, so I took a weekend , Jan 25-27, 2008 to go up to Sequoia National Park with Erin and Gretchen. We spent the first night at Potwisha campground, the second at Lodgepole, and snowshoed the Tokopah Falls Trail from Lodgepole while we were there.

The Trip