JMT Devils Post Pile to Yosemite – Day 4- Sunrise HSC to Half Dome to Happy Isle

Day 4 was another high mileage day that included ascending to the top of Half Dome.

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The Quick and Dirty:
Location: 
Sunrise High Sierra Camp to Half Dome to Happy Isle
Distance: Approximately 16 miles
Difficulty:  Strenuous
Duration:  N/A

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JMT Devils Post Pile to Yosemite – Day 3 – Lyell Canyon to Sunrise Camp

Day 3 was an unplanned, high mileage day to make up miles and get closer to Half Dome.  We stopped off at Tuolumne Meadows for some food and headed towards Sunrise High Sierra Camp (HSC).

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The Quick and Dirty:
Location: 
Lyell Canyon to Sunrise High Sierra Camp
Distance: 22 miles
Difficulty:  Strenuous
Duration:  N/A

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JMT Devils Post Pile to Yosemite – Day 1

The hike from Devils Post Pile to Ruby Lake was nearly all completely up-hills.  Along the way, we passed Rosalie Lake, Shadow Lake, Trinity Lakes, and Garnet Lake.

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The Quick and Dirty:
Location: 
Mammoth Mountain Adventure Center, Devils Post Pile to Ruby Lake
Distance: 12 miles
Difficulty:  Strenuous
Duration:  N/A

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Redwood State Park- Klamath and Miner’s Ridge Trail

The Quick and Dirty:
Location: Klamath River and Miner’s Ridge Trail near Elk Prairie Campground.
Distance: 2 miles of walking around Klamath River and 8 miles round trip to Miner’s Ridge Trail
Terrain Type: Coastal, partial shade and good coverage on Miner’s Ridge Trail
Good to Know: Spend some time walking around the beach at the mouth of the Klamath river. It’s a good spot to watch for marine wildlife.P1080903.JPG Continue reading

Trail Running at Riley Wilderness Park

The Quick and Dirty:

Location: Thomas F. Riley wilderness park or more commonly known as Riley Wilderness Park is one of the OCParks in Orange County, California. It is located on 30952 Oso Parkway, Coto De Caza, CA. 
Distance: We ran about 4 miles to the Skank Vista Point, down through Oak Canyon and looped around the Pheasant Run (this is the outer loop of the preserve). 
Difficulty:  Easy hike and trail run, lots of good rolling hills for a good workout but nothing too strenuous. 
Duration: It took us about 50 minutes to finish the 4 mile run with breaks in between.
Dogs Allowed? No dogs are allowed inside the preserve but ironically equestrians are allowed to ride their horses on the trail. 
Best time to visit: The preserve is open year-round from 7AM to sunset.
Trail Parking: Parking is $3 at the designated preserve parking lot. There was plenty of parking early in the morning when we started the run but the lot got pretty full by the time we left. If you visit OCParks often, annual passes are available for purchase at the ranger’s station. IMG_20160327_101619.jpg Continue reading