Wanderlust Journey

Wanderlust Journey

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Cathedral Lake to Mount Tallac Peak Hike, Lake Tahoe

August 18th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Last week, you saw part one of our hike up to Mount Tallac, from the trailhead to Cathedral Lake. Today, we’ll finish the ascension to the peak of Mount Tallac in the second half of the 5 mile one-way trail to nearly 9,700 feet above sea level. There are no major lakes or landmarks for […]

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Mount Tallac Trail to Cathedral Lake Hike, Lake Tahoe

August 12th, 2010 · Comments Off on Mount Tallac Trail to Cathedral Lake Hike, Lake Tahoe

Every time we go out to cabin at Lake Tahoe, technically Fallen Leaf Lake, we have to go up Mount Tallac (to see our buddy the Marmot!). Mount Tallac, in all of its splendor, offers up one of the most breathtaking views you can experience in a day hike. It’s a challenging hike but certainly […]

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Grass Lake Trail, Desolation Wilderness, Lake Tahoe

August 9th, 2010 · Comments Off on Grass Lake Trail, Desolation Wilderness, Lake Tahoe

The hike to Grass Lake, which starts at Lily Lake, is a mere two miles along the Glen Alpine Trail. Along the way you’ll be treated to plenty of falls and streams and as a whole it’s a moderately difficult hike. It’s not difficult but I recommend a map, one of the best for the […]

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Lily Lake Trail, Desolation Wilderness

August 4th, 2010 · Comments Off on Lily Lake Trail, Desolation Wilderness

We call it a “trail” but in reality there is a road to Lily Lake. Lily Lake also happens to be the trailhead to Glen Alpine Falls and Grass Lake (and many many others), which we hiked the next day, so it’s entirely accessible by car. For those trying to acclimate themselves to the altitude […]

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Hiking the Trails of South Lake Tahoe & Fallen Leaf Lake

August 2nd, 2010 · 3 Comments

Two weeks ago, my wife and her family took a week-long vacation in South Lake Tahoe and Fallen Leaf Lake. Her family owns a cabin that sits above the Stanford Sierra Camp (at the big entrance sign, make a left up the small access road/hill, and it’s one of the cabins up there) and affords […]

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Hiking Patapsco Valley State Park

July 13th, 2010 · Comments Off on Hiking Patapsco Valley State Park

OK, the title is a little misleading because we didn’t hike all of Patapsco Valley State Park, but we did take one of the trails off the Park and Ride near the end of 195 and MD 166 (Rolling Road). The trail isn’t terribly challenging, it has no significant elevation changes nor does the surface […]

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Hiking from Vernazza to Monterosso al Mare

August 31st, 2009 · 1 Comment

Martha and I like to think of ourselves are avid hikers. Nearly four years ago, we hiked to the top of Mt. Tallac near Lake Tahoe, a height of nearly 10,000 feet, and I proposed to her there (awwwww). It was a picturesque view of seven nearby lakes and one of our fondest memories. So, […]

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