Category: Hikes

The Solitary Trail

I’m not an introvert. I don’t suffer from Anthropophobia. In fact, I’m quite the social person. I just don’t like people. As a hiker, I’m hardly the perfect specimen. So I clearly don’t hike for any of the physical benefits. As an off-roader, I’m not a technical rockcrawler nor a long distance overlander.

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Welcome to Rattlesnake Weather in California 2020

We’re all getting ready to go back outside. This year I’m planning on writing a couple of books about Jeeping, so I probably won’t be hiking as much as I’d like (much to my bathroom scale’s distress). I’ll still be out there – I’ve got a Mount Whitney hike planned for later this year, and …

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California State Parks to Host Day One Hikes Statewide January 1, 2020 – Join In!

If the holidays treated you right this season, you’ve got a few extra holiday calories you can safely let go of. What better way to do that than with a First Day Hike in the most beautiful state in the nation: California, the Golden State! This year marks the 10th year California State Parks has …

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Accessing Whitney Portal: How To Make it Work in 2016

Press Release (USDA) – If you do plan to visit Whitney in the summer of 2016, please pack your patience and carefully plan your trip to avoid the construction delays and the parking problems. Check the construction schedule before you head up to Whitney Portal (Twitter (@mtwhitneyinfo), at the Interagency Visitor Center (760-876-6222), on the web …

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Whitney Portal Road Reconstruction Planned for 2016

Significant Impacts to Access, Parking Press Release (USDA) – The Whitney Portal Road Reconstruction is planned for the 2016 season under a funding request from Inyo County. The road will be re-paved and needs significant repairs for safety. The project begins just west of Lone Pine and ends just east of Whitney Portal. Whitney Portal …

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