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Backpacking California: Mountain, Foothill, Coastal, & Desert Adventures in the Golden State
by Author varies by trail (Wilderness Press)
© 2008 Author varies by trail/Wilderness Press. All Rights Reserved.
The best the High Sierra has to offer! The weather was spectacular, and it was not crowded (the higher up you went the less populated). You can day hike to the Palisade Glacier (the oldest glacier in California), but be warned that the last 1/2 mile is bouldering next to a scary dropoff. There were still columbine and lupine blooming too!
My son inlaw Nick George,and I had a great trip,you see it all in one beautiful package,wildlife,alpine lakes,14,000FT.peaks. We took the semi loop trip that will take you out by way of Black Lake,a good choice.To top off this trip,we had great fishing for Brook trout as well.PS Thankyou for the great maps and service.Tim Banks
We saw it all during a quick overnighter- incredible alpine lakes framed by granite spires, waterfalls, wildlife, a few fourteen'ers and even a glacier. Be prepared- we had snow in late June.
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