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Pomar (historical), California, United States

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sammydee created a new trip Alum Rock, Boccardo and Sierra Vista on Feb 24, 2014

14.7 miles
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sammydee commented on sammydee's trip Sword Lake on Sep 01, 2013

Wagner, California, United States7.5 miles
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jimiii
I have a 12 year old starting out would this be a good trip
by jimiii on Sep 01, 2013 at 03:10:34 pm
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Yes. A few weeks later I went back in a group with kids;they all had a blast. The hike out was a little tough for the small ones, but I believe they all went back the next year, so they enjoyed it on the whole!
by sammydee on Sep 01, 2013 at 03:17:26 pm
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But... If you are thinking about going right now, check smoke conditions from the Rim Fire.
by sammydee on Sep 01, 2013 at 03:19:17 pm
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sammydee commented on sammydee's trip Sword Lake on Sep 01, 2013

Wagner, California, United States7.5 miles
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jimiii
I have a 12 year old starting out would this be a good trip
by jimiii on Sep 01, 2013 at 03:10:34 pm
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Yes. A few weeks later I went back in a group with kids;they all had a blast. The hike out was a little tough for the small ones, but I believe they all went back the next year, so they enjoyed it on the whole!
by sammydee on Sep 01, 2013 at 03:17:26 pm
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But... If you are thinking about going right now, check smoke conditions from the Rim Fire.
by sammydee on Sep 01, 2013 at 03:19:17 pm
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sammydee commented on jwania's trip Tenaya Lake to Clouds Rest on Jul 16, 2013

Curry Village, California, United States5.9 miles
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peggybd
We attempted this hike in June2009 but there was still too much snow to find the trail. My friends and I are heading up this next week. I do have a fear of heights too, but I made it up Half Dome so I hope to make it to the top of Clouds Rest too. Thanks for posting - I'll use your photos as a guide that I'm heading in the right direction! hahaha
by peggybd on Sep 28, 2010 at 03:00:52 pm
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Planning to hike Clouds Rest last week of May (2013). Hearing that Tioga pass is going to be open.



If you have or are planning to do this hike, can you please:



1. Give the general hiking conditions with specific mention about the level of snow pack late May

2. Tell me if crossing the lake at the outset of the hike is going to be ok.

3. Highlight anything else.



Thanks!
by halfdomehike on Apr 30, 2013 at 12:22:44 pm
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Great trip! We did it last weekend - what an amazing view! The last ascent on the narrow ridge wasn't scary for me at all. The ridge was wide enough so if I looked down at my footing I couldn't see the dropoffs, so I didn't have to think about them. It's as easy as walking up a staircase.



The descent down the steep part back to Tenaya was by far the worst part of the trip. Had to watch carefully as the trail was uneven and ankle-rolling. Oh well, it was well worth it. DO THIS TRIP! :)
by sammydee on Jul 16, 2013 at 01:36:38 am
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sammydee voted on jwania's trip Tenaya Lake to Clouds Rest on Jul 16, 2013

Curry Village, California, United States5.9 miles
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sammydee voted on AlphaRoaming's trip Kickham Ranch & Hunting Hollow @ Henry Coe State Park on May 09, 2013

Gilroy, California, United States11.0 miles
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sammydee commented on sammydee's trip WILDflowers! Carrizzo Plain National Monument and Surroundings on Mar 11, 2013

Oak Park, California, United States152 miles
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Steve44MCaUSA
Got to love all the wild Mustard this time of the year.

The Yellows really stand out.


by Steve44MCaUSA on Apr 12, 2010 at 12:45:59 am
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FYI, for anyone planning a visit ... I hear that there basically aren't any flowers in Spring 2012. With the drought this winter Carrizzo isn't blooming. Next year!
by sammydee on Apr 14, 2012 at 03:59:26 pm
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I drove few there about a month ago...my bet is that 2013 will be another bust (not enough rain). But I might be wrong! Check around online before making the trip.
by sammydee on Mar 11, 2013 at 02:08:23 am
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sammydee voted on sammydee's trip WILDflowers! Carrizzo Plain National Monument and Surroundings on Mar 11, 2013

Oak Park, California, United States152 miles
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sammydee voted on AlphaRoaming's trip Henry Coe - Bell Station to Orestimba Corral on Feb 25, 2013

San Felipe, California, United States27 miles
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sammydee voted on jomebrew's trip Mount Saint Helena - Race to Death on Feb 18, 2013

Calistogs, CA, United States10.2 miles
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