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In this fourth part of our Yosemite Adventure we pick up camp at Cathedral Creek and hike past Waterwheel, LeConte and California Falls enroute to our camp at Glen Aulin. Along the way we almost get bit by a rattelsnake and dodge a classic High Sierra thunderstorm.

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Top left Merrill Phasers, Zamberlain Civettas, North Face Balteros, Kamik Pack Boot, Rubber overboot. Bottom Row from left Lone Peak Altra, Saloman XA Comps, LL Bean Pac Maine Hunting boot, Ugg (knockoff) Mukluk, Vibram Five Fingers, Luna Leadville Trail (leather) and Leadville Trail w/ATS lacing

In this episode I talk about what types and styles of footwear to wear in the back country. From going barefooted to the Luna Sandals all the way up to heavy mountaineering boots.

 

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At The Top

At The Top

In this episode Dave, Gerry and I set off on an extreme day hike to the tallest peak in Southern California. At 11,503 feet San Gorgonio is a tough climb on the Vivian Creek Trail, the shortest and steepest route to the top.

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In this episode I talk a little about the unusualy dry weather we’re having, the Pacific Crest Trail and our adventure to visit Eagle Rock. This spring has been unusual to say the least. We’re having 100 degree heat and raging wildfires already and now they are talking about an El Niño Weather pattern setting up for this fall.  I can’t wait.

I also give some interesting facts about the 2650 mile Pacific Crest Trail and interview two hikers we meet on our hike along the PCT to Eagle Rock. Matt and Bruce took a few minutes to talk about their adventure along the P.C.T. and shared some stories along the way.

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In this episode I take a drive up to the Pacific Palisades near Malibu California to locate a hidden Nazi compound deep within Rustic Canyon.  Along the way we climb down over 600 steps and visit the remains of an old power station, residence, fuel storage tank and explore the grounds of the Murphy Ranch.

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Murphy Ranch – Modern Hiker, GPS info, maps, photos

Murphy Ranch – Hikespeak, photos, directions, history

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Mike near the summit of Clouds Rest

Mike near the summit of Clouds Rest

In this episode we continue our adventure from the first nights camp at Sunrise Lakes and hike up and over Clouds Rest in Yosemite National Park.  After, we hike along sun exposed trails with magnificent views across Yosemite until reaching our camp along the John Muir Trail at Sunrise Creek.  Nightfall brings with it a terrifying encounter with a black bear.

Video – Part Two from Sunrise Lakes over Clouds Rest

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Yosemite Hikes – Clouds Rest Trail

Bear Awareness – Sierra.Gov keeping bears wild

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In this episode Mike, Gerry and I begin our three day backpack trip into Yosemite National Park and explore the Cathedral lakes Trail.  Our luck holds out as we get the necessary backcountry permits to complete a through hike across one of America’s most scenic hiking trail.

Along the way we learn about the Hantavirus outbreak in Camp Curry, meet some beautiful German tourists and find out about the High Sierra Camps.

Trip Video – Part One Yosemite Valley along the Cathedral Lakes Trail to first nights camp at Sunrise lakes

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