Hi. I have not done any hikes in the Sierras and I want to do a lot this season. One thing is, unless absolutely necessary for acclimatization due to low start, I really want to do everything car to car. Let's say my final goal would be Whitney via MR car to car, after sleeping at Whitney Portal.
I wonder what is the good progression of hikes (class 3 and below) to do, esp. for ...
I'm going to grab San Jacinto summit this weekend and I know there's a couple stream crossings. Anyone been up there lately and can give me some intel on water source/flow? I think its the N fork of a San Jacinto tributary that I cross 1st about 3 miles in from the Black Mountain road trailhead which is my main question.
Below is a ‘live’ map that displays all of the California weather and stream data collection stations. Many stations in the mountains collect data on snow depth and water equivalent.
This station data is hosted on a GIS (Geographical Information System) server operated by the state. If you click on a symbol then all the attribute data for the thing that you clicked will be delivered from the GIS server to your screen.
I've seen two references (one by Bob Burd) about an unnamed route up North Pal from the west side U Notch. It starts about 100 feet from the Notch and has been rated at 4th class. The LeConte route is further down the chute at about 300 feet from the Notch. Does anyone have any experience with or a description of this "mystery" route?
Hi. I will be in Yosemite for the first time this weekend, and I will be alone there of Friday; I wanted to hike the Half Dome. Does anyone know the conditions now? Web cams are not very obvious but it looks snow free.
I'm going to wear climbing shoes for grip and turn back if wet.. but so far forecast looks good. Would clipping to the cables (via harness) help at all when they ...