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Kings Canyon Memorial Day Weekend

Hey everyone! So, I got a wilderness permit for Lewis Creek in Kings Canyon for Saturday and Sunday Memorial Day weekend, but I'm a little nervous about crossing the creeks en route to Frypan Meadow, given the time of year, and that I'm backpacking alone and still a bit of a novice. Has anyone been out there recently and knows what the crossings are like? Or been on the Deer Cove Trail as a possible ...
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Virginia Lakes/Lundy Canyon areas

Has anyone been there with skis recently and willing to share conditions info?

Any beta is greatly appreciated

Cheers
Bill
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Shasta, Coquette Falls TH

Excellent climbing conditions right now on the north side.
Thought you guys might like some views of the north side.

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High clearance 4wheel drive recommended.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMSmBwA2m5M

Trip Report:

http://www.backcountrytalk.earnyourturn ... ay-17-2016
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Descent off Kuna to Kuna Creek (Coming from Koip)?

Does anybody know if the descent shown on the map below goes at a reasonable difficulty. Basically, I would like to drop off Kuna down towards Kuna Creek. Would like Class 3, or less, with maybe an easy, short section of Class 4 at most. Or, is there an even easier way to achieve this? Just hatching some summer Sierra dreams :D

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Thanks!
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Coastal Peak

I am in San Jose for business and was hoping to find a coastal peak within around a 2-hour drive that I can reach the trailhead with a 2-wheel drive vehicle. A hike in the 5-10 mile range with a gain of up to like 3000 feet would be ideal.

I was looking at Junipero Serra Peak, but the drive might be a bit longer than I was hoping for.
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No Dowdy

I hate it when this happens: A Mini Trip Report

The Dowdy Ranch entrance to Henry Coe State Park is only opened on weekends during the dry months- usually between April and October. A 7.5 mile dirt road winds steeply up along beautiful ridge tops from Hwy 152 near Pacheco Pass to the Dowdy Ranch staging area. This year I vowed to pay a couple of visits for some all day hiking fun and waited ...
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2016 Sierra Challenge Aug 5-14

Spring has arrived, the Sierra snows are now melting in earnest with fair weather ahead, the passes are starting to open and thoughts naturally turn to What to Do in the Sierra this Summer. The 16th annual Sierra Challenge is set for August long after most of the snows have melted, the mosquitoes have had their run, water as plentiful as the sunshine and far more of daylight hours than you'll know what to do ...
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Where should i go from here?

I wouldn't consider myself a super technical climber just yet, but I love a challenge. I have hiked Whitney and cactus to clouds. I found C2C fairly challenging (took about 13 hours) but totally manageable. Hardest part was gaining over 10,300 feet of elevation in one day. Never done that before. Anyone have any suggestions on where to go from here? I live in San Diego so anywhere in SoCal is possible. Thanks for any ...
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Tuolumne Meadows conditions

Does anyone know conditions on Cathedral Peak and Matthes Crest? I am sure there's still a lot of snow on the approach, but are the routes themselves free of snow?
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Kearsarge Pass trail conditions

Has anyone been up Kearsarge Pass lately? We were there a few weeks back and there was significant melting on the trail; I am planning a trip to Kearsarge Lakes and West Vidette and am wondering if snow shoes will be needed.
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