Summits: 1340

July 1 – 21 » California

I’ve been looking forward to this road trip for some time now.  Even with all the time I’ve spent in unique places around the globe, road-tripping the USA ranks with the best. I expect to be out until the end of 2020, and started off with some great outings in the great state of Calfornia. First some much needed time in the Sierra, followed by the amazing and one of my favorite places of all time, The Lost Coast. Some hiking in the Trinity Alps and relaxed days doing easy hikes and bike rides around the Redwoods, this particular time spent in NorCal left a lasting impression on me. Something tells me I’ll be settling closer to this area when the time comes…

1-Jul      Hike into McGee Pass (with Christina Lam)

2-Jul      Hike Red Slate Mountain (13140′)

3-Jul      Hike out McGee Pass

4-Jul      Rest in Bishop

5-Jul      Hike into Horton Lake (with Philip Stinis and Karla Amador)

6-Jul      Mt Tom summit (13652′, with Karla Amador)

7-Jul      Buttermilks (rest day, with Christina Lam)

8-Jul      Long Lake fishing (with Christina Lam)

9-Jul      Blue Lake fishing (with Christina Lam)

10-Jul    North Lake Rest Day (with Christina Lam)

11-Jul    Rock Creek Boondocking (with Christina Lam)

12-Jul    Drive to Clear Lake via Tahoe and Truckee, sleep in a casino parking lot

13-Jul    Lost Coast: Queen Peak, Shelter Cove, Hidden Valley, Saddle Peak

14-Jul    Lost Coast: King Peak, Mattole (slept above Mattole in crazy trees)

15-Jul    Eureka (resupply, truck maintenance)

16-Jul    Back to Mattole, Humboldt Redwoods

17-Jul    Cycle Avenue of the Giants, drive to Trinity Alps

18-Jul    Granite Peak  (Trinity Alps)

19-Jul    Russian Peak (Trinity Alps) drive to Redwoods NP, meet w/Phil Stinis

20-Jul    Redwoods NP: Fern canyon, Klamath, False Klamath, Damnnation Creek

21-Jul    Redwoods NP: Enderts Beach, Battery Point, Stout Grove, drive to Oregon