Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos in California

Mesquite Flats Sand Dunes trail Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateMid Nov
Region/PlaceCalifornia, Death Valley NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)5Height gain (m)100Route findingEasy
RouteRoad east of Stovepipe Wells Village - sand dunes
NotesFollow the footprints to these impressive large dunes tucked into the central area of Death Valley
Mesquite Flats Sand Dunes, Mesquite Flats Sand Dunes trail (T), Death Valley NP, California, USA, 18-Nov-00, B384

Mesquite Flats Sand Dunes, Mesquite Flats Sand Dunes trail (T), Death Valley NP, California, USA, 18-Nov-00, B385

Mesquite Flats Sand Dunes, Mesquite Flats Sand Dunes trail (T), Death Valley NP, California, USA, 18-Nov-00, B386

Mesquite Flats Sand Dunes, Mesquite Flats Sand Dunes trail (T), Death Valley NP, California, USA, 18-Nov-00, B387

Cholla Cacti Trail Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Oct
Region/PlaceCalifornia, Joshua Tree NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)1Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
NotesA good chance to get up close, but hopefully not too close, to these prickly cacti set against the dry hillsides.
Bigelow Cholla Cacti (Jumping Jack) along Cholla Cacti Trail, Cholla Cacti Trail (T), Joshua Tree NP, California, USA, 26-Oct-00, B188

Cholla Cacti Trail, Cholla Cacti Trail (T), Joshua Tree NP, California, USA, 26-Oct-00, B189

Bigelow Cholla Cactus (Jumping Jack) along Cholla Cacti Trail, Cholla Cacti Trail (T), Joshua Tree NP, California, USA, 26-Oct-00, B191

 
Hidden Valley Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainForest, Deserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Oct
Region/PlaceCalifornia, Joshua Tree NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)3Height gain (m)50Route findingEasy
NotesA trail to some scenically located large Joshua Trees set amongst large outcrops and boulders.
Joshua Trees nr Hidden Valley, Hidden Valley Trail (T), Joshua Tree NP, California, USA, 25-Oct-00, B180

Yuccas along Hidden Valley Trail, Hidden Valley Trail (T), Joshua Tree NP, California, USA, 25-Oct-00, B181

  
Bumpass Hell Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainVolcanic / GeothermalDateMid Oct
Region/PlaceCalifornia, Lassen Volcanic NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)6Height gain (m)50Route findingEasy
NotesA short walk to one of North America's most impressive geothermal areas outside of the Yellowstone Area
View to SW from Bumpass Hell Trail, Bumpass Hell Trail (T), Lassen Volcanic NP, California, USA, 17-Oct-00, B113

Bumpass Hell, Bumpass Hell Trail (T), Lassen Volcanic NP, California, USA, 17-Oct-00, B114

Bumpass Hell, Bumpass Hell Trail (T), Lassen Volcanic NP, California, USA, 17-Oct-00, B116

 
Manzanita Lake Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainLakes / Rivers / WaterfallsDateMid Oct
Region/PlaceCalifornia, Lassen Volcanic NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)2Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
NotesA short walk often rewarded by excellent reflections of Mt Lassen
Mt Lassen reflected on Manzanita Lake, Manzanita Lake (T), Lassen Volcanic NP, California, USA, 17-Oct-00, B118

   
Giants Forest Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainForestDateLate Oct
Region/PlaceCalifornia, Sequoia NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)1Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
NotesYou don't need to venture far from the carpark here to see some unimaginably large trees.
Giant Sequoias around Giant Forest car park, Giants Forest (T), Sequoia NP, California, USA, 24-Oct-00, B170

Giant Sequoias in Giant Forest, Giants Forest (T), Sequoia NP, California, USA, 24-Oct-00, B171

Giant Sequoias in Giant Forest, Giants Forest (T), Sequoia NP, California, USA, 24-Oct-00, B173

 
Clouds Rest Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainMountains, Cliffs / Rock outcropsDateMid Oct
Region/PlaceCalifornia, Yosemite NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)21Height gain (m)450Route findingEasy
RouteTenaya Lake - Clouds Rest - Tenaya Lake
NotesProbably one of the best trails in the park outside of Yosemite Valley, to an excellent viewpoint into the Valley far below, and Half Dome sitting alone above the valley.
Tree along Clouds Rest Trail, Clouds Rest Trail (T), Yosemite NP, California, USA, 19-Oct-00, B121

Half Dome (L) and Yosemite Valley from Clouds Rest, Clouds Rest Trail (T), Yosemite NP, California, USA, 19-Oct-00, B124

View back to Tenaya Lake (L) from Clouds Rest ridge, Clouds Rest Trail (T), Yosemite NP, California, USA, 19-Oct-00, B125

Mt Hoffmannn from Clouds Rest ridge, Clouds Rest Trail (T), Yosemite NP, California, USA, 19-Oct-00, B126

Panorama Trail Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainHeathland / Moorland, MountainsDateLate Oct
Region/PlaceCalifornia, Yosemite NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)13Height gain (m)300Route findingEasy
RouteGlacier Point - Panorama Trail - Glacier Point
NotesOne of the best walks in Yosemite, with excellent views of Half Dome and the mountains from above the treeline. With transport arranged, it would be a satisfying circuit to carry on to the Vernal Falls at the upper end of Yosemite Valley.
Half Dome (L) and Liberty Cap (R) from Panorama Trail, nr Glacier Pt, Panorama Trail (T), Yosemite NP, California, USA, 21-Oct-00, B150

Half Dome from Panorama Trail, Panorama Trail (T), Yosemite NP, California, USA, 22-Oct-00, B157

Panorama Trail, Panorama Trail (T), Yosemite NP, California, USA, 22-Oct-00, B159

Panorama Trail, Panorama Trail (T), Yosemite NP, California, USA, 22-Oct-00, B160

Panorama Trail, Panorama Trail (T), Yosemite NP, California, USA, 22-Oct-00, B162

Dead trees along Panorama Trail, Panorama Trail (T), Yosemite NP, California, USA, 22-Oct-00, B164

Half Dome from Glacier Pt, Panorama Trail (T), Yosemite NP, California, USA, 22-Oct-00, B165

North Dome (L), Yosemite Valley, Half Dome (R) from Glacier Pt, Panorama Trail (T), Yosemite NP, California, USA, 22-Oct-00, B166

Cliffs around Lower Yosemite Falls, Yosemite NP, California, USA, 20-Oct-00, B132

Vernal Falls, Yosemite NP, California, USA, 20-Oct-00, B135

  
Yosemite Valley Floor Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainLakes / Rivers / WaterfallsDateLate Oct
Region/PlaceCalifornia, Yosemite NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)1-5Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
NotesDespite the popularity of Yosemite Valley there are plenty of short strolls in the valley to quiet places to enjoy the views of the mighty mountains and rock faces.
Columbia Rock (R) and meadow in Yosemite Valley from nr Yosemite Village, Yosemite Valley Floor (T), Yosemite NP, California, USA, 20-Oct-00, B130

View E along Yosemite River, with Half Dome (R), Yosemite Valley Floor (T), Yosemite NP, California, USA, 20-Oct-00, B137

El Capitan and Yosemite Valley meadow, Yosemite Valley Floor (T), Yosemite NP, California, USA, 20-Oct-00, B139

Valley View Panorama (2), Sentinel Rock (Small L), Cathedral Rocks (M), Bridalveil Falls (M), Leaning Tower (R), Yosemite Valley Floor (T), Yosemite NP, California, USA, 20-Oct-00, B141

Half Dome and meadow from nr Yosemite Village, Yosemite Valley Floor (T), Yosemite NP, California, USA, 20-Oct-00, B145

North Dome (L) and Half Dome (R) from nr Curry Village, Yosemite Valley Floor (T), Yosemite NP, California, USA, 20-Oct-00, B147

View W from Sentinel Dome, Mt Hoffmann (L), Half Dome (R) - with Clouds Rest behind (L), Yosemite Valley Floor (T), Yosemite NP, California, USA, 21-Oct-00, B149

Pink Half Dome from nr Yosemite Village, Yosemite Valley Floor (T), Yosemite NP, California, USA, 20-Oct-00, B148