Hiking

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This is a moderate 8-mile out-and-back hike that we did on Memorial Day 2018.

Trip log:

  • 08:38am - Start out from Big Meadow Trailhead
  • 09:02am - Hit SCOTSS LK & MEISS MOW Junction, take the one towards MEISS MOW
  • 09:05am - Reach Big Meadow
  • 09:59am - Hit the second junction, take the direction to “LK Valley”
  • 10:04am - Hit the third junction, follow the sign “DARDANELLES LK”
  • 10:48am - Reach Lake Dardanelles
  • 12:43pm - Start to hike backs
  • 02:46pm - Back to the trailhead

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Trip log:

  • 09:58pm - Start out from High Meadows Trailhead
  • 10:10am - Reach the first bridge crossing Cold Creek
  • 11:41am - Reach High Meadows and take a break
  • 11:55am - Move on along Monument Pass Trail
  • 01:01pm - Stop moving on because of too much snow and end up climbing to the top of a pile of rocks aside the trail
  • 01:30pm - Climb down the rocks
  • 01:43pm - Back to the trail
  • 03:53pm - Back to the car

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Pool Ridge Trail / Discovery Trail / Pioneer Nature Trail / East Ridge Trail / Gilliam Creek Trail

Trip Log:

  • 09:45am - Start out from Pool Ridge Trailhead
  • 10:19am - Reach the junction with Loop Trail but somehow walked into private property by mistake (oops)
  • 10:34am - Back to the Pool Ridge Trailhead
  • 11:16am - Reach Armstrong Redwood Grove and break
  • 11:40am - Move on to Discovery Trail and Pioneer Nature Trail
  • 11:52am - Reach Visitor Center and have a look around the gift shop
  • 12:03pm - Start the East Ridge Trailhead
  • 12:24pm - Break (Panda bothered to take out from his backpack the gas, pan and cup to boil water and make a hot coffee!)
  • 12:51pm - Move on
  • 01:53pm - Finish East Ridge Trail and start the Gilliam Creek Trail
  • 02:49pm - Hit Schoolhouse creek
  • 03:28pm - Hit East Austin Creek Fire Road
  • 04:02pm - Start assent to Vista point
  • 04:10pm - Find a nice spot to watch the sunset and call it a day

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Trip log:

  • 02:19pm - Start out
  • 02:26pm - First waterfall
  • 02:35pm - Cascade Vista
  • 02:56pm - Reach the boundary of Desolation Wilderness
  • 03:19pm - Hike back
  • 03:33pm - Take a 10 minutes break by a small waterfall along the way
  • 04:11pm - Back to the parking