A View to the North

Summit Meadow to Sage Flat Trailhead via a 10,000 foot and a 9,400 foot knoll (10 miles +2,300/-5,800 feet). We got up this morning and assessed the weather.  It was probably about 30 degrees last night and we slept with most or all of our clothes.  Tonight it is supposed to be 5 degrees cooler,…

Olancha Pass

Sage Flat Trailhead to Summit Meadow (6 miles, +4,000 feet/-500 feet). It’s been dry so far in the Sierra this year, so I thought we might sneak in one more trip before the whole place gets socked in.  At just four hours door-to-trail, Sage Flat is an extremely convenient place to get up to the…

Trail Name: DoubleSub

Kennedy Meadows Campground (mile 704.7) to Clover Meadow (mile 709.5) (12 miles, +2,500/-2,500 feet). My son promised me a Sierra backpacking trip, but he has been really busy trying to do well in high school, so he asked if we could wait until Thanksgiving. I said fine and kept my eyes on snow levels to…