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Hiking with Holly

Little Lakes Valley: Mosquito Flat Trailhead to Gem Lakes – Aug 2018

Our hike starts out from the Mosquito Flats trailhead which is at the end of Rock Creek Road off the 395.  It sits at 10,272 ft of elevation, making it the highest designated trailhead in the Sierra.  It is heavily trafficked with hikers and fisherman on most summer days.  We have decided to do this… Continue reading Little Lakes Valley: Mosquito Flat Trailhead to Gem Lakes – Aug 2018

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Day 3: Shadow Lake Junction to Agnew Meadows

What a great night of sleep we had!  I love sleeping near running water.  The white noise is incredible.  No small creatures tried to get into our bags, so everyone did much better this time. As we all get up and start talking over coffee, we decide that going to Rosalie Lake is not really… Continue reading Day 3: Shadow Lake Junction to Agnew Meadows

Hiking with Holly

Day 2: Thousand Island Lake to Shadow Lake Junction

Sleep did not elude me.  In fact, I woke myself up a few times snoring!  Gannon and Cordlan on the other hand, had a much more eventful night.  We were visited by little creatures (probably mice) all night long.  They are interested in what we might have left in our packs.  I removed everything and… Continue reading Day 2: Thousand Island Lake to Shadow Lake Junction

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How to Obtain a Walk-up Permit with Inyo National Forest

For the most part, any hike that you do in the Eastern Sierra will be based out of Inyo National Forest.  Unless you are trying for a John Muir Trail, Yosemite National Park, or Mt Whitney permit. For day-hiking (except Mt Whitney) you do not need a permit. If you plan to hike and stay… Continue reading How to Obtain a Walk-up Permit with Inyo National Forest

Hiking with Holly, Off Trail Adventures

Modifications  

I have posted in the past about some of the surgeries and other physical limitations that have caused us some issues when thinking about and executing a backpacking trip. I wish we could say that we went totally ultra-lite (UL).  In the backpacking community, there are people that sacrifice some types of comfort for the… Continue reading Modifications