Feather Falls (California) 23-Apr-2017

Feather Falls Plumas National Forest California

For our sixth, and last, hike during our week wandering the Golden State, we decided it would be interesting to visit a waterfall. After consulting Soares’ 100 Classic Hikes in Northern California (2014 edition), we picked Feather Falls as our goal.  It was low altitude (so no snow issues), had paved access, and was described (at 410 feet) as the sixth highest waterfall in the United States.  In this wet year, we also figured it might be a more spectacular water feature than usual (and we were right).

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Adams Peak (Sierra Nevada) 08-Aug-2016

Adams Peak Plumas National Forest California

Adams Peak (8,197 feet) is a little known and seldom visited peak in the Diamond Mountains east of Frenchman Lake, a popular fishing location off Highway 70 north of Reno, Nevada and south of Susanville, California.  This peak’s primary claim to fame seems to be that it is the northernmost peak on the Sierra Peak Section’s list (SPS List) – but it’s also on at least four other peakbagger lists.  Since it was on our way home from our hikes around Lake Tahoe, we decided to add it to our itinerary.  We found that this is one of those peaks where the drive to the trailhead seems to involve more navigational convolutions than the hike itself.

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