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Heiligenberg May 13, 2014

Heiligenberg, Germany: Not My Typical Mountain Summit

Occasionally, I travel to Germany for work. My office is about an hour south of

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P1060840-XL April 11, 2014

Murietta Falls Loop Hike

The East Bay mountains are known for their rolling green hills, oak trees, and

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Simas Peak March 29, 2014

A Tour of Toro County Park Peaks: Eagle, Simas, and...

Toro County Park is a small park to the southwest of Salinas, California. Its

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Black Butte from Highway 5 Source: Wikimedia Commons January 2, 2014

Hiking Black Butte for the Mt Shasta View

If you’ve ever driven on Highway 5 through Northern California, you know Black

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Joshua Trees on the way to Squaw December 7, 2013

Turquoise Mountains: Mines and Squaw Peak

I always enjoy visiting the desert during the week of Thanksgiving since the weather

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Holy Ghost, canyonlands October 27, 2013

Horseshoe Canyon Pictographs, Canyonlands

I had a whole day planned for hiking in Canyonlands, but the hard part was picking

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False Kiva, Canyonlands October 25, 2013

False Kiva and Mesa Arch in Canyonlands

Sunday marked the end of our beer adventure and the start of our Southern Utah

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Patterson August 28, 2013

Traversing the Sweetwaters: Patterson and Wheeler Peaks

The Sweetwater Mountains are an overlooked range thanks to their more showy

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Clouds Rest, Yosemite July 18, 2013

Clouds Rest, A Classic Yosemite Hike

Everyone talks about Half Dome. You can’t have a conversation about Yosemite

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Boundary Peak May 30, 2013

Boundary Peak (13,140′) Via Queen Mine

Within every community you’ll find people who like to nitpick things. A

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David on the Savannah Boulder April 5, 2013

Easter in the Eastern Sierra: Petroglyphs, Climbing, and Peak Bagging

We usually spend Easter weekend in one of two places: Carrizo Plain (in good

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Whitney Benchmark April 28, 2012

Mount Whitney Training Hikes: Bay Area Edition

Modern Hiker recently published a great post about training and preparing to climb

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Eureka Dunes January 31, 2012

Thanksgiving 2011 Part 2: Eureka Dunes, Crater, Lead Peak, Stateline,...

A continuation of our Thanksgiving trip report.

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White Mountain in January January 10, 2012

White Mountain (14,246 ft) Attempt. Or, Winter is Cold

California is experiencing a seriously dry winter right now. I believe we had 3% of

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Monument Valley December 5, 2011

Valley of the Gods, Monument Valley, and Navajo National Monument

Having survived the rainy night we awoke to grey but dry skies and packed up the

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On the way to Rose Peak March 13, 2011

Rose Peak from Sunol Regional Wilderness

This weekend I finally got in a hike that’s been on my to-do list for a long

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Sierra Point November 11, 2010

Solitude in Yosemite Valley Hike #2: Sierra Point

Sierra Point is a viewpoint on the eastern end of Yosemite Valley from which you can

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Turtleback View November 9, 2010

Solitude in Yosemite Valley Hike #1: Turtleback Dome

I spent this past weekend in Yosemite Valley, also known as the Disneyland of

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Tioga Peak Summit Register September 21, 2010

Tioga Peak: 11,526 ft

Tioga Peak is a really nice little peak found near Tioga Pass just east of the

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Steep Ravine Trail March 26, 2010

Stinson Beach to Mt Tamalpais and Back

I KNOW, it’s been really quiet for far too long around here. But, it’s

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Kirman Lake Sunset August 31, 2009

Sonora Peak, Kirman Lake, and Golden Gate Mine

On Wednesday we will be leaving on a backpacking trip that will have us above 10k

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