Hiking

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Mt Whitney 2013

Published on Saturday, September 14th, 2013

The time for our much anticipated Mt. Whitney hike finally came. I have to say that I wasn't as prepared as I would like to have been, but I decided I owed it to myself to make a push for the peak. Maybe after the hike I could repair the damage. I headed out with four other coworkers: Chris and Jonathan (my long time hiking buddies), and Matt and Jeff. We loaded up in Matt's RV early Wednesday and headed for Mt. Whitney. Our goal was to begin the hike in the early AM hours on Thursday. To be h...

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Big Basin Hike

Published on Saturday, August 10th, 2013

Took a hike with my friend Jennifer the other day. I had wanted to go to Big Basin for quite some time, and it was nice to finally get around to it. My roommate and fellow hiking buddy, Chris, had gone the week before while I was still getting back from England, and he really seemed to enjoy his visit there. So I decided it was a good choice for a place to take my friend who is here nannying for a local family, and who is from Colombia. Why not show our visitor some of the best California has t...

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Leavitt Peak Hike

Published on Friday, July 19th, 2013

A friend and I took our day off work to take a day hike on the Pacific Crest Trail in the high Sierras. I looked for a hike that would be reasonably challenging, but close enough and short enough to do in a day (including the drive out from the Bay Area). Mitch agreed to go with me to summit Leavitt Peak which lies near the edge of the Stanislaus National Forest, if I am not mistaken. The peak elevation is listed as 11,573 feet on Wikipedia, though my GPS thought it is 11,644. The trail is qui...

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Half Dome Hike

Published on Friday, June 21st, 2013

Chris, Jonathan, and I finally won the Half Dome cable lottery and went hiking this week. We decided to hike over night to make it by sunrise. We were rewarded with a beautiful sunrise and uncrowded cables! Hope you enjoy some of the photos! Half Dome Photos [https://photos.app.goo.gl/LH8FNv85Yyvn9ytr8]...

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Ohlone Trail - May 10-11 2013

Published on Sunday, May 12th, 2013

On Friday Chris Hall and I set off on a hike I had always wanted to try. Admittedly though, I had always wanted to try this hike in the pleasant spring weather while the hills were still green. Although we didn't make the hike at the right time, we didn't regret it. We headed out Friday morning at around 10:30 AM from the Stanford Parking lot in Fremont west of Mission Peak. We quickly made the 3 mile ascent up Mission peak from an elevation of 390 to 2517 feet. The hike is popular, and the pea...