The rain this day was like no rain I’d seen before. Apparently it was the first proper rain the valley had seen for month and luckily for us it completely regenerated the waterfalls! I guess rain has its perks too.
What a spot for lunch! The view from Medicine Grizzly Peak is stupendous! The view in the distance is the Triple Divide Pass area. My next climbing guidebook will features route to the summits of all of these peaks.
And now, a few pics from the High Sierra Trail.
I’m so thrilled I got to experience a long, tough run on the HST, especially in the middle of January.
The trail features some of the most epic and breathtaking cliffside single track in CA with 360 degree views of of the Sierra, valleys, rivers and surrounding forests.
I could tell you a long story about the challenge, adversity and triumph of our adventure, but the truth is you just have to experience it for yourself.
It was just us, our trusty gear and the mountains, far away enough from reality to be able to create our own.
“Another glorious Sierra day in which one seems to be dissolved and absorbed and sent pulsing onward we know not where. Life seems neither long nor short, and we take no more heed to save time or make haste than do the trees and stars. This is true freedom, a good practical sort of immortality”.
- John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra
Earlier this week, we explored @deathvalleynps, the largest national park outside of Alaska! This is the Badwater Basin, 282 feet below sea level, the lowest point in the North America! Here you can see the salt flats for miles and miles. The salt is predominantly sodium chloride (better knows as table salt). Have you been to Death Valley National Park? ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
Black sand beaches, large chunks of ice some radiating the brightest color blue while others remain as clear as day, and massive glaciers in the distance. The diversity that is Iceland is unlike any other.
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One of the most popular hikes in the North Cascades, and for good reason, the Maple Pass Loop is nothing short of breathtaking. What's your favorite trail?