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Alpine Lakes Loop and Bristlecone-Glacier Trails (Great Basin National Park, NV)

Moderately-difficult stem-and-loop hike on the Alpine Lakes Loop Trail and Bristlecone-Glacier Trails in Nevada’s Great Basin National Park. Continue reading

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Drake Lake Trail (Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA)

Five-mile stem-and-loop trek to remote Drake Lake in the Warner Valley area of Lassen Volcanic National Park. Continue reading

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Terminal Geyser, Little Willow Lake, & Boiling Springs Lake (Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA)

Moderate hike on the Pacific Crest Trail from Warner Valley to Terminal Geyser, Little Willow Lake, and Boiling Springs Lake in Lassen Volcanic National Park. Continue reading

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Trail Gulch Lake (Trinity Alps Wilderness, CA)

Short day hike to Trail Gulch Lake in the northern Trinity Alps Wilderness. Continue reading

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South Fork Lakes (Trinity Alps Wilderness, CA)

Short but strenuous hike on the Pacific Crest Trail and South Fork Lakes Trail to a pair of alpine lakes in the Trinity Alps Wilderness. Continue reading

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Chalone Peak Trail (Pinnacles National Park, CA)

Rising to 3,304 feet, Chalone Peak is the highest point in California’s Pinnacles National Park and a worthy challenge for peak-baggers who seek to brave the exposed sun and 2,000 feet in elevation gain to reach the summit. The Chalone … Continue reading

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Bear Gulch Cave – Rim Trail Loop (Pinnacles National Park, CA)

Sporting one of California’s finest talus caves and shoreline access to a picturesque, rock-hewn reservoir, the Bear Gulch Cave Trail is one of the most popular hikes in Pinnacles National Park. Here a jumble of boulders, so large and tightly-packed … Continue reading

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Ruby Crest Trail to Lamoille Lake (Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, NV)

Unless you are a resident of Elko, Nevada—the nearest major town—chances are that you have not heard of the Ruby Mountains. Yet, at times, this spectacular range in northeast Nevada rivals the mountain scenery of the better-known Sierra Nevada or … Continue reading

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Bradley Lake, Taggart Lake, and Beaver Creek Trail Loop (Grand Teton National Park, WY)

As glaciers carved the various canyons of Grand Teton National Park, they pushed enormous heaps of rocky debris down to the base of the sharp peaks, forming what geologists and climatologists today call moraines. In the centuries—millennia—that passed, the retreating … Continue reading

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Death Canyon Trail to Patrol Cabin (Grand Teton National Park, WY)

It’s not too often that one can say that they overcame death. But conquering the Death Canyon Trail in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park offers such an opportunity. The beauty of the canyon—with its rushing cascades, inviting meadows, and cool … Continue reading

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