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Big Pine – North Fork

Days:  2-3 Days Rating: (Moderate/Strenuous) Milage: 24+ Elevation Gain/lost: +3400’/-3309″ (optional + 2700′) Max Elevation :13,338′ Min Elevation: 7,654′ Location: Big Pine Trail Head: 37.128044, -118.427479 Type: Loop Topo/Map Google Map: GPX File Download Going to the popular First through Seventh Lakes up the canyon north of Mount Sill, this trail also offers views …

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Tuolumne Meadows to Yosemite Valley

Days:  3-4 Days Rating: (Moderate/Strenuous) Milage: 27 + Elevation Gain/lost: +6193’/-10864″ Location: Lyell Canyon Trailhead Trail Head: 37.877371, -119.337989 Type: oneway Google Map:<<click here>> GPX File Download Vogelsang Pass >> Rafferty Creek >> Cathedral Lakes >> Tuolumne Meadow is just that; an enormous meadow, very beautiful, but even more so in the spring with the …

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Yosemite (Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne)

Days:  3-4 Days Rating: (Moderate/Strenuous) Milage: 27 + Elevation Gain/lost: +6688’/-5954″ Max Elevation : 6,681′ Min Elevation: 4,254′ Location: White Wolf (Tuolumne – Yosemite) Trail Head: 37.876913, -119.345723 Type: oneway Topo/Map Google Map: GPX File Download Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne The Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne is Yosemite’s more wild, less crowded little sister. …

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Cottonwood Lakes to Mt Langley 14,026′

Days:  2-3 Days Rating: (Moderate/Strenuous) Milage: 21 + Elevation Gain/lost: +4550’/-2400″ Max Elevation : 14,026′ Min Elevation: 10,036′ Location: Horseshoe Meadow Trail Head: 36.448321, -118.170684 Type: In & Out Topo/Map Google Map: GPX File Download Mount Langley is located on the crest of the Sierra Nevada, on the boundary between Inyo and Tulare counties, …

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Backpack Little Jimmy – Weekend trip. 2 days/1 night

Days:  2 Rating: (easy/Moderate) Milage: 12 + Elevation Gain/loss:+900 to 1500″ Max Elevation :8,700′ Min Elevation: 7,617′ Location: PCT Trail Head: 34.357098,-117.850710 Type: In & Out: MAP: Link GPX File Download : Fire permit from Calfire: http://www.preventwildfireca.org/Permits/ Backpack  Little Jimmy Trail Camp Weekend trip. 2 days/1 night Moderate 3 miles 501 to 1,000 feet elevation …

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JMT Backpacking (Devils Postpile to Yosemite Valley)

Days:  5-6 Rating: (Moderate/Strenuous) Milage: 60+ Elevation Gain/loss: +12,365’/-13,789″ Max Elev : 11,074′ Min Elev: 4,200′ Location: Devil Postpile Trail Head: 37.630365, -119.084872 Type: Point to Point Trail Map Googe Earth Map PDF Map GPX Download Itinerary July 9 – 16 Day 1 Devils Postpile to Garnet Lake Milage: 11.2 Ascent: +3908 Descent: -1704 Max Elev: 10,094′ Min Elev: 7561′ Elevation Graph …

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Palomar Mountain – Frye Creek

Days:  2 Rating: (easy/Moderate) Milage: 12 + Elevation Gain/loss: +900’/-900″ Max Elevation : 5,532′ Min Elevation: 4,676′ Location: Observatory Trail Trail Head: 33.359158, -116.868832 Type: In & Out: MAP: Link GPX File Download : The beautiful forest and mountain meadows of Palomar Mountain State Park are in northern San Diego County, high atop …

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Mineral King – Sequoia National Park

Days:  3-4 Rating: (Strenuous) Milage: 31+ Elevation Gain/loss: +4550’/-2400″ Max Elevation : 11,830′ Min Elevation: 7,310′ Location: Franklin Lakes Loop Trail Head: 36.448908, -118.595433 Type: Loop GPX File Download The elevation at the floor of the Mineral King Valley is 7500′ (2286 meters). Hiking at this altitude is strenuous. Gauge your hiking …

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San Gorgonio via Momyer Trail/Alger Camp – 26 + miles

Days:  2-3 Rating: Strenuous Milage: 26+ Elevation Gain/loss: 6900′ Max Elevation: 11,503 Location:  Momyer Trailhead Trail Head: 34.08698, -116.91481 Type: in & out Fees: Adventure Pass ($5) Google Map: Link GPX Download: Download San Gorgonio Mountain, also known locally as Mount San Gorgonio, or Old Greyback, is the highest peak in Southern California and the …

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