Category: West

Balconies Cave and Cliffs Trail – Pinnacles NP 8/28/20

Friday, August 28, 2020 Balconies Cave and Cliffs Trail – Pinnacles National Park, California HOT, sunny, mid 90s Ian, Court, Greg, Cat 3.1 miles Warning: the pics on this post kind of suck. It was a bit smoky and I think there was also… Continue Reading “Balconies Cave and Cliffs Trail – Pinnacles NP 8/28/20”

Jack’s Peak Trail – Monterey, CA 8/26/20

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 Jack’s Peak Trail – Monterey, CA Foggy, cool, mid 60s Ian, Greg 5.9 miles After braving an airplane during a pandemic (good work all around Southwest Airlines), we got out to California to visit our good friends Greg and Cat… Continue Reading “Jack’s Peak Trail – Monterey, CA 8/26/20”

Tuolumne meadows – pct 11/1/19

November 1, 2019 Tuolumne Meadows – Pacific Crest Trail Yosemite National Park 1.5 miles Not sure why I didn’t include this in my original Yosemite postings from last fall, but hey, better late than never. Court and I were in Yosemite for Greg and… Continue Reading “Tuolumne meadows – pct 11/1/19”

Tuolumne Grove – Yosemite NP 11/2/19

Saturday, November 2, 2019 Tuolumne Grove – Yosemite NP Ian and Court 3 miles For a quick hike before Greg and Cat’s wedding, we headed down to Tuolumne Grove to see some sequoias. Court and I first experienced the majesty that these trees convey… Continue Reading “Tuolumne Grove – Yosemite NP 11/2/19”

Mist Trail – Vernal and Nevada Falls – Yosemite NP 10/31/19

Thursday, October 31, 2019 Mist Trail – Vernal and Nevada Falls – Yosemite NP Ian, Court, Kelly, Ryan 10 miles This hike is the beginning of what would have been our hike to Half Dome, but as I mentioned in the last post, we… Continue Reading “Mist Trail – Vernal and Nevada Falls – Yosemite NP 10/31/19”

Mt Hoffmann – Yosemite NP 10/30/19

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Mt. Hoffmann – Yosemite NP – trail to May Lake and unofficial trail to summit Ian, Court, Greg, Todd, Kelly, and Ryan 6.3 miles Well, today was supposed to be the day we were going to climb Half Dome with… Continue Reading “Mt Hoffmann – Yosemite NP 10/30/19”

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve – Carmel, CA 10/27/19

Sunday, October 27, 2019 Point Lobos State Natural Reserve Ian and Court On the way out to Yosemite for Cat and Greg’s wedding, we spent a few nights in Carmel. We had gone to Monterey three years earlier before our Sequoia trip, but didn’t… Continue Reading “Point Lobos State Natural Reserve – Carmel, CA 10/27/19”

Yellowstone NP – Mystic Falls Hike and Old Faithful 6/7/19

Friday, June 7, 2019 Yellowstone NP – Mystic Falls Hike and Old Faithful Mystic Falls – 3.5 miles We woke up early again to try and get to Grand Prismatic Spring, which I was super excited about, but it was too steamy to see… Continue Reading “Yellowstone NP – Mystic Falls Hike and Old Faithful 6/7/19”

Yellowstone NP – Norris Geyser Basin and Lake Yellowstone 6/6/19

Thursday, June 6, 2019 Yellowstone NP – Norris Geyser Basin and Lake Yellowstone We drove from Canyon Village over to the Norris Geyser Basin on our way to Old Faithful. This side of the park was really interesting and definitely had the most geothermal… Continue Reading “Yellowstone NP – Norris Geyser Basin and Lake Yellowstone 6/6/19”

Yellowstone NP – Brink of the Lower Falls and Ribbon Lake 6/6/19

Thursday, June 6, 2019 Yellowstone NP – Brink of the Lower Falls and Ribbon Lake hike Ian, Court, and Doc About 4.5 miles total Another early wake up call had us at the Brink of the Lower Falls trail head with only one other… Continue Reading “Yellowstone NP – Brink of the Lower Falls and Ribbon Lake 6/6/19”