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Long Meadow Back Packing Trip – High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew

Back Packing trip, rock work. Event Date: 07/19/2015 – 07/25/2015 Cost: FREE This is not any easy trip, high altitude and 5-7 mile long hike into and out of base camp. You are encouraged to stay over Saturday night at the trail head to acclimate. Please provide you own food for Saturday night and Sunday …

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The Hike: John Muir in a week

Michael Lanza posted a great article back in 2007 on the Backpacker Magazine website about hiking the John Muir Trail.  I’m thinking about doing this same thing; Hiking the JMT in a week.  How hard could it be?  I’ve always wanted to see how many blisters I can get on my feet… From the article: …

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A Backpacker’s Guide to the Wildflowers of Yosemite

Nathan Roberson recently wrote about the incredible number and diversity of wildflowers in Yosemite.  From the article: Wildflower lovers rejoice when they visit Yosemite Park in eastern California. The 761,268-acre World Heritage Site is home to 1,450 plant species. In fact, Yosemite’s website notes that 25% of California’s native plants grow in the park, offering …

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