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Donner Pass and Andesite Peak

While the hike up to Castle Peak is famous among hikers, I preferred the less-visited Andesite Peak to its south-west. A good summer time hike out of the worst of the heat, this was still a three mile trek at … Continue reading

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Rock Lakes in Nevada County

100th post on this site! If you keep heading up the trail from the meadow you eventually get to the rock lakes. Did I mention where this is last time? Off bowman lakes road, which is near where highway 20 … Continue reading

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Loney Meadow Wildflowers

Off of Highway 20 in the sierras there are some PG&E lakes and some very tricky 4WD roads that take you to some spectacular areas. One of those is Loney Meadow, a hidden gem that was recently restored from cattle … Continue reading

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Historic Murphys and a Botanical Garden

Happy New Year! To start off, let’s head up into the foothills to the small town of Murphys, the Queen of the Sierra. It is located right off Highway 4, east of Stockton. We started at Ironstone Vineyards, a large … Continue reading

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