Mono Lake is probably one of the most iconic and easily recognized features on the eastern side of California's Sierra Nevada. It's a 65 square mile (168 sq km) lake with no natural outlet. So even though it collects water from Lee Vining, Rush, and Mill Creeks (among others), evaporation makes its waters very salty... Continue Reading →
Hardin Butte (Lava Beds National Monument) 02-Feb-2022
A short hike across wide-open spaces to big views from an ancient cinder cone.
Flume Trail (Castle Crags State Park, CA) 21-Jul-2021
An interesting loop through the lower reaches of California's Castle Crags State Park.
Boulder Peak (Trinity Divide, CA) 20-Jul-2021
An excellent hike to the summit of Boulder Peak above California's Seven Lakes Basin.
Lily Pad Lake (Red Buttes Wilderness) 16-Jul-2021
A brief, but welcome, escape into cooler, less smokey air along the Pacific Crest Trail.
Frog/Cameron Loop (Red Buttes Wilderness) 05-May-2021
A reprise of a recently maintained loop trail in the California portion of the Red Buttes Wilderness.