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Solo Winter Backpacking

Hello,

I will be going to the Desolation Wilderness this weekend for some solo winter backpacking. Does anyone have any route or campsite recommendations, along with areas to avoid in terms of avalanche/tree well safety? I have an idea for my route, but I'm still taking suggestions.

Thanks!

sfgfan10
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Green Butte GPS

A bunch of buddies and myself are thinking of trying Shasta via Green Butte. Since we are not the most prepared group around I'd like to have some added security in the form of GPS track. Anybody has a gpx file you can share?
Thanks in advance.
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Whitney and Russell permits

Hi all, apologies for yet another post on Whitney permits, but I can't seem to find the answer to my specific question anywhere.

My wife and I are hoping to be in the Whitney Portal area with a view to climbing Whitney around 13 June, and we'd also like to tag on the ascent of Mount Russell if we can as well. We like the idea of taking the North Fork of Lone Pine Creek ...
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Climbing Partner For Whitney

I am heading to California with my partner from Australia in May and hoping to climb Mt Whitney. I only have a short time in the Mt Whitney area and the dates I am likely to attempt it are between the 2nd and the 7th of May. At this stage I am doing it by myself as my partner is not into the great outdoors like I am. I am looking for someone who might ...
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Camp Nelson snow hikes?

Wanted to go for a weekend trip somewhere in the southern part of Western Sierra. Anybody knows what's happening around Camp Nelson this time of the year? The road is open? Chains required? Campfires allowed?
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13k and 14k peaks with easiest access in March, April.

Hello everyone!

I'm looking to climb Pik Lenin in Kyrgyzstan this summer (July). In order to practice and prepare, I would like to tackle some 13k and 14k peaks in California before then. I'm looking to start hiking these mountains in mid March. A lot of list of 13k or 14k mountains is available here and on various other resources, but all of them usually have a climbing season in summer (starting June etc). Assuming ...
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Goodbye Ahwahnee hotel

"On March 1, the famed Ahwahnee — a name affixed to countless trail guides and family memories — will become the Majestic Yosemite Hotel. And Curry Village, a collection of cabins near the center of the park that has carried the same name since the 1800s, will become Half Dome Village, park spokesman Scott Gediman said Thursday."

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-m ... k=lat-pick
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CA Ice 2016

Please share your observations in all of our wonderful ice climbing spots! As of today, June Lake Roadside ice is relatively in with narrow gear opportunities on the right side.
Horsetail was a fun trip today with plenty of dinner plates on steeper terrain and great gear opportunities. All great stuff!
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Making Sense of Mt Whitney Permits...

I'm planning a summer trip along the High Sierra Trail, which starts in SEKI and finishes at Mt. Whitney. I've been sifting through the Whitney permit rules, and in some parts it seems to say that I need a permit for exiting to the Whitney Portal, and in some places it says starting my trip in another park makes that permit valid for finishing on Mt. Whitney.

Does anyone know whether starting a trip in ...
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Joshua Tree NP - one day trip from San Diego

Hi everyone

I'll be in San Diego the first Sunday of January and I was thinking of doing a single-day trip to Joshua Tree NP, possibly hiking some short trails.
Do you think is doable leaving very early in the morning from San Diego or simply not worth it?

Do you have hikes to suggest or particular areas to visit?

Thanks.
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