Category Archives: Sierras

July In the Sierras Part II – Lundy Canyon

Once again I believe Lundy deserves a post all its own.  There is no more spectacular wildflower show in the region, if there is, please don’t be shy, would love a new hike for next year.  Some of these are with … Continue reading

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July In The Eastern Sierras Part I

Despite lava-like mud flows across I-14 trying to keep us from getting back home we made it last night in one piece, and even got to enjoy a late afternoon thunderstorm.  Two batches of pictures for you, the first is … Continue reading

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Sierra Serenade Part 2 – Lundy Canyon

I know, we did Lundy last year.  It deserves another visit.  Trail was virtually empty at 10am, we got the waterfall all to ourselves for a whole 20 minutes.  I think we saw at least 50 wildflower species, not counting … Continue reading

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Sierra Serenade Day 1- Parker Lake

It’s that time of year again.  As I type this it has been raining for three straight hours, and we watched lightning start a fire maybe a mile from the back porch.  Don’t fret, we got off the trail just … Continue reading

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Sierra Finale – Rock Creek

OK just a little bit of advice to start out with.  For pete’s sake don’t ever go to Rock Creek in Tom’s Place California on a Saturday morning in August at 10am unless for some reason you enjoy hiking with … Continue reading

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Day 3 in the Sierras – Lundy Canyon

For the third day in a row we headed north from June Lake, everything south was covered in an ashy haze.  7 miles past Lee Vining is Lundy Lake, which we passed and started our way up the canyon.  The … Continue reading

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Lee Vining Creek

I always have a soft spot for restoration areas so Lee Vining Creek near Mono Lake was a nice treat for our second hike.  In 1954 a fire destroyed much of the area surrounding the creek.  Floods then came in … Continue reading

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