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Group Size and Hiking Speed

There is a nice Spanish expression that came up during my hiking of the Camino Primitivo to Santiago de Compostela. I thought I'd post it here and see what you think: “Si quieres ir Rápido, ve Solo. S

Sonora Pass Open

From CalTrans Highway information; SR 108 [IN THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AREA & SIERRA NEVADA] No traffic restrictions are reported for this area. Backpackers, start your planning. Only Tioga Pass in Yose

Where to?

One of the great joys of backpacking is planning a trip.  We love to pore over maps, imagine or identify water sources, worry about the steep terrain, and dream of secret campsites with the perfect co

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Bill Dyer
Bill Dyer
Oct 09, 2022

I found an even better view of Walker’s route the following day, when I took the Thornburg trail and then walked to the base of Jeff Davis Peak, a prominent volcanic plug. From there one could easily see why a large group with horses would make their way from the Grover Hot Springs area to Blue Lakes and beyond—this Sierra crossing does not have much of a crest, but rather is more of a broad gap. I think I could make out the coast range in the distance, though it was rather hazy.

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Bill Dyer
Bill Dyer
Oct 09, 2022

Having read Stine’s book, I was interested in seeing some of that route for myself. I did a day hike along the trail from the Blue Lakes to Granite Lake and Grouse Lake, referring to the book to imagine the route that Walker’s party followed.

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