Backpacking Guides and Trips

Wild turkey's got game Photo
Carpets of flowers Photo
On a clear day you can see forever Photo
Coe HQ, 11.3mi Photo
Henry Coe: Pacheco falls from Hunting Hollow
by navratil on Mar 19, 2010
Old Gilroy, California, United States
Backpacking | 23 miles
After hearing about their beauty on Twitter, I planned an overnight trip to Pacheco Falls in Henry Coe State Park.   The falls are located about ten ("rolling") miles from the nearest trailhead and dry up in late spring, which makes them less-than-attractive to dayhikers -- which is a shame, because I can now say that when they're running, they're spectacular.The plan, such as it was, was to park at the Hunting Hollow...
First view of the coast Photo
Unknown flower Photo
Wild Douglas iris Photo
Indian Paintbrush Photo
Pt. Reyes Backpacking
by navratil on Feb 14, 2010
Woodville, California, United States
Backpacking | 38 miles
With my wife's and 1st-grader daughter's "ski week" both coinciding with Presidents Day, Debbie decided to take the kids to Cleveland for the week so they could hang out with their grandparents and cousins.  I couldn't afford the entire week off work, but I could take one day off -- and so plans were born for a three-day (Sunday to Tuesday) backpacking trip somewhere.  My first thought was the Skyline-to-the-Sea trail, but...
You're holding it upside down (Pinewood, California, United States) Photo
Columbine Photo
High Sierra Trail to Lower Hamilton Lake
by navratil on Jul 01, 2009
Pinewood, California, United States
Backpacking | 32 miles
A three-day trip to the High Sierra Trail in Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park.  We camped both nights at Bearpaw "Meadow" -- a nice pine forest campground.  The second day was spent making a day-trip to Hamilton Lakes; we made it as far as Lower Hamilton Lake before stopping for lunch and turning back.Supposedly the High Sierra Trail has the easiest profile of all of the trails in SeKi; while I don't doubt...


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