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Gems in High Sierra - 53

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gem Favorite A lovely summer day at Glacier Point.

Glacier Point

(96) Yosemit…, CA
gem Favorite Vernal Falls in Yosemite National Park.

Vernal Falls

(114) Yosemit…, CA
gem Favorite Watch your step!

Half Dome

(78) Yosemit…, CA
gem Favorite Yosemite Valley

Tunnel View

(91) Yosemit…, CA
gem Favorite The Lower Yosemite Falls

Yosemite Falls

(84) Yosemit…, CA
gem Favorite Such an incredible spot in Yosemite. Clouds Rest is appropriately named with 360 views of the park including Half Dome.

Clouds Rest

(50) Yosemit…, CA
gem Favorite Sentinel Dome Summit

Sentinel Dome

(32) Yosemit…, CA
gem Favorite A giant in the Mariposa Grove.

Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoia Trees

(33) Oakhurst, CA
gem Favorite General Sherman Tree

General Sherman

(38) Three R…, CA
gem Favorite Views of the Sierra Nevada Range abound from the top of Moro Rock.

Moro Rock

(31) Three R…, CA
gem Favorite On top of El Capitan, Yosemite National Park.

El Capitan

(20) Yosemit…, CA
gem Favorite Artist Point Winter Sunset

Artist Point

(19) Yosemit…, CA
gem Favorite View of Clouds Rest, Quarter Dome, Half Dome, and Mount Starr King from North Dome.

North Dome

(11) Yosemit…, CA
gem Favorite The General Grant Tree towers above the surround forest.

General Grant Tree

(16) Squaw V…, CA
gem Favorite Cathedral Lake w/ Cathedral Peak.

Lower Cathedral Lake

(12) Yosemit…, CA
gem Favorite Cathedral Peak and part of the Cathedral Range from Lembert Dome.

Lembert Dome

(12) Yosemit…, CA
gem Favorite Top of Glen Pass, looking north/east towards the Rae Lakes.

Glen Pass

(7) Lone Pine, CA
gem Favorite Lower Ottoway Lake as seen from the Red Peak Pass trail.

Lower Ottaway Lake

(4) Yosemit…, CA
gem Favorite Cherry blossoms at Manzanar.

Manzanar National Historic Site

(4) Lone Pine, CA
gem Favorite Sundown at Penner Lake, Tahoe National Forest.

Penner Lake

(8) Downiev…, CA
gem Favorite Crystal Cave - stalactites

Crystal Cave

(3) Three R…, CA
gem Favorite Slack-liner Shows Off 3'000ft Above The Ground At Taft Point.

Taft Point

(8) Yosemit…, CA
gem Favorite Sierra Sunset from Panoramic Point - Kings Canyon NP.

Panorama Point

(6) Squaw V…, CA
gem Favorite Hart Tree - One of the 20 largest sequoias.

Hart Tree

(6) Three R…, CA
gem Favorite The Trees!

The Congress Group

(11) Three R…, CA
gem Favorite Lake Tahoe from the summit of Freel Peak.

Freel Peak Summit

(1) South L…, CA
gem Favorite Western bank cliffs of the Kern Canyon are over 1,000 feet high here, near the Kern Hot Springs. Seen looking south at the canyon bottom on a beautiful early May morning.  The Kern River is to the right at the bottom of the cliffs but not visible here.

Kern Hot Spring

(1) Lone Pine, CA
gem Favorite Hart Meadow

Hart Meadow

(1) Three R…, CA
gem Favorite Boole Tree

Boole Tree

(1) Squaw V…, CA
gem Favorite The pretty Kern River seen from the east end of the Lower Kern Bridge.

Kern Canyon

(1) Three R…, CA
gem Favorite More views along the Tuolumne River.

Tuolumne River

(10) Yosemit…, CA
gem Favorite Half Dome at Sunset.

Snow Creek Viewpoint

(4) Yosemit…, CA
gem Favorite Lower Glen Alpine Falls early morning, just off the road before the trailhead. Popular tourist spot.

Lower Glen Alpine Falls

(3) South L…, CA
gem Favorite Valley View of Yosemite Valley - El Capitan and Three Brothers.

Source of Life

(12) Yosemit…, CA
gem Favorite A couple of bears feeding in the meadow on the way to Tharp's Log. A short and family friendly hike in SNP

Tharp's Log Cabin

(8) Three R…, CA
gem Favorite Upper Granite Lake

Granite Lakes

(3) Bridgeport, CA
gem Favorite Crescent Meadow, Sequoia National Park

Crescent Meadow

(12) Three R…, CA
gem Favorite Rubicon Point Lighthouse in front of Lake Tahoe

Rubicon Point Lighthouse

(5) Tahoma, CA
gem Favorite Devils Postpile.

Devils Postpile

(9) Mammoth…, CA
gem Favorite Ropi Lake Sunset

Ropi Lake

(4) South L…, CA
gem Favorite Tunnel Log, Sequoia National Park.

Tunnel Log

(12) Three R…, CA
gem Favorite Gigant Forest Museum

Giant Forest Museum

(9) Three R…, CA
gem Favorite Arch Rock and some of the formations around it. The soft granite in the surrounding area has been scoured by the wind.

Arch Rock

(1) Mammoth…, CA
gem Favorite Sunset Rock at sunset.

Sunset Rock

(5) Three R…, CA
gem Favorite Half Dome and Glacier Point are just two of the highlights from Yosemite Point.

Lost Arrow

(1) Yosemit…, CA
gem Favorite Redwood Cabin.

Redwood Cabin

(1) Three R…, CA
gem Favorite Looking up from the bottom of Foresta Falls.

Foresta Falls

(5) Yosemit…, CA
gem Favorite View of Lukens Lake from the far side of the lake.

Lukens Lake View

(1) Yosemit…, CA
gem Favorite Chagoopa Falls plunges off 1,200 foot cliffs to land in the Kern River below on the Kern Canyon floor.

Chagoopa Falls

(1) Lone Pine, CA
gem Favorite Emerald Bay in the morning light.

Vikingsholm

(4) South L…, CA
gem Favorite View back Panum Crater Trail

Panum Crater

(4) Mammoth…, CA
gem Favorite The view east from Sunrise High Sierra Camp

Sunrise High Sierra Campsite

(4) Yosemit…, CA
gem Favorite No Photos

Hidden Falls

(5) Yosemit…, CA

Recommended Routes in High Sierra - 137

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Favorite Mosquito Ridge from just east of Michigan Bluff.
Very Difficult

Western States Endurance Run

96.9 mi 156.0 km 16,647' Up 5073.91 m Up 21,596' Down 6582.45 m Down

Sunnysi…, CA
Favorite Emerald Bay from Eagle Falls Trail
Intermediate

Eagle Lake Out and Back

1.9 mi 3.1 km 405' Up 123.45 m Up 405' Down 123.4 m Down

South L…, CA
Favorite The summit of Rubicon Peak offers phenomenal views out over Lake Tahoe!
Difficult

Rubicon Peak

3.6 mi 5.9 km 2,087' Up 636.21 m Up 2,085' Down 635.65 m Down

Tahoma, CA
Favorite Looking out at Cascade Lake and Lake Tahoe shortly before sunset.
Difficult

Maggie's Peak

4.0 mi 6.4 km 1,657' Up 505.05 m Up 1,656' Down 504.66 m Down

South L…, CA
Favorite Fontanillis Lake, with Dicks Peak in the background
Intermediate/Difficult

Fontanillis Lake Loop

11.1 mi 17.9 km 2,542' Up 774.82 m Up 2,540' Down 774.09 m Down

South L…, CA
Favorite View of Sierra at Tahoe from the top
Difficult

Pyramid Peak - Rocky Canyon Trail

6.5 mi 10.5 km 3,915' Up 1193.24 m Up 3,913' Down 1192.8 m Down

South L…, CA
Favorite Lake Tahoe and Emerald Bay from the vista point at the end of the Eagle Trail Loop
Intermediate

Eagle Vista Loop

0.5 mi 0.8 km 135' Up 41.21 m Up 135' Down 41.07 m Down

South L…, CA
Favorite Tahoe vista point
Easy/Intermediate

Eagle Rock Loop

1.2 mi 1.9 km 289' Up 87.97 m Up 301' Down 91.81 m Down

Sunnysi…, CA
Favorite Lake Tahoe from the summit of Freel Peak.
Difficult

Freel Peak via Horse Meadows

9.2 mi 14.8 km 2,429' Up 740.44 m Up 2,427' Down 739.82 m Down

South L…, CA

High Sierra Running

  • 6,233 Miles 10,030 Kilometers of Trail
  • 137 Recommended Routes
  • 53 Gems Gems
  • 182 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 700 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 314 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in High Sierra - 1,059

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0.7 mi 1.1 km #1Cascade Falls Trail
Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA 17 
1.8 mi 2.9 km #2Lost Lake Trail
Difficult
Tahoma, CA
Difficult
Tahoma, CA
20.2 mi 32.5 km #3TRT: Brockway Summit to Tahoe Meadows
Intermediate/Difficult
Tahoe Vista, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Tahoe Vista, CA 11 
2.5 mi 4.0 km #4Eagle Falls Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA 20 
16.7 mi 26.8 km #5TRT: Barker Pass to Tahoe City
Intermediate
Tahoma, CA
Intermediate
Tahoma, CA
4.2 mi 6.7 km #6Bayview Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
3.2 mi 5.1 km #7Ellis Peak Trail
Difficult
Tahoma, CA
Difficult
Tahoma, CA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #8Richardson Lake Trail
Intermediate
Tahoma, CA
Intermediate
Tahoma, CA
10.4 mi 16.8 km #9TYT: Meeks Bay Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Tahoma, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Tahoma, CA
1.7 mi 2.7 km #1014N42 - Meeks Bay Trail Access
Easy
Tahoma, CA
Easy
Tahoma, CA

Photos of High Sierra - 3,427

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Valley View of Yosemite Valley - El Capitan and Three Brothers
May 7, 2015 near Yosemit…, CA
Yosemite Falls with Half Dome in the background.
Jun 2, 2015 near Yosemit…, CA
Convict Lake in the fall, aspen trees are firing in color.
Aug 14, 2015 near Mammoth…, CA
Yosemite Valley
Aug 25, 2015 near Yosemit…, CA
September sunset over Lake Tenaya in Yosemite National Park.
Apr 12, 2016 near Yosemit…, CA
Yosemite Valley as seen from Tunnel View.
Oct 26, 2016 near Yosemit…, CA
The top of Nevada Falls is the best place on earth.
Mar 31, 2017 near Yosemit…, CA
Vernal Falls in Yosemite National Park.
Aug 11, 2017 near Yosemit…, CA