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    Fat Badger saved Glass Mountain Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Fat Badger saved Rye Spur Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Fat Badger saved Cold Spring Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Fat Badger saved Stuart Falls

    over 3 years ago

    Fat Badger saved White Rabbit Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Fat Badger saved Soda Mountain

    over 3 years ago

    Fat Badger saved Hobart Bluff

    over 3 years ago

    Fat Badger saved Grizzly Peak Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Fat Badger saved Mount McLoughlin Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Fat Badger saved Mount Tallac Trail

    almost 5 years ago

    Fat Badger reviewed Lyons Dam

    almost 5 years ago

    Easy trail, great for running, hiking, biking. Lake is owned by PG&E so no swimming. Swimming with caution in river above lake is permitted. In winter, lake freezes over toward inlet. Do NOT try to cross the ice. Fishing for planter Trout is great and watching the Eagles fly is spectacular. Overall a great trail. Access from South Fork Rd., HWY108, or Confidence/ Middle Fork Rd's...

    Fat Badger saved Lyons Dam

    almost 5 years ago

    Fat Badger completed Guy West Bridge to Goethe Park

    about 5 years ago

    Fat Badger reviewed Mount Whitney

    about 5 years ago

    Mount Whitney as far as I can tell, can be taken either as a spiritual, self-empowering journey or as a physical trek or any variation there between. Personally, I have truly been humbled by this mountain. Not only was I absolutely not in any physical condition to accomplish this task, my spirit was completely unprepared for this type of journey. Now having said that - I did summit yesterday. It was a completely incredible experience
    . The first night we stayed at Horseshoe Meadow (approx 9900 ft elev.) to acclimate. We did a quick 3 mile hike and became immediately aware of the elevation. Day two we arrived at The Whitney Portal, weighed our packs (both packs 35 pounds), and we were on our way up the mountain. We stayed at Outpost Camp (3.7 miles), it was absolutely gorgeous. A beautiful waterfall fed by Constellation Lake, and a creek that flows throughout the meadow. We restocked our water bottles and ate some spaghetti and right to sleep by 8 o'clock.
    The next morning we woke at 2:30 am and were back on the trail. Hiking by head lamp and starlight gives a very distinct advantage. One, you can't see how far you're traveling and two, you can't see how high you're climbing. Half way up the switchbacks, we were blessed with a magnificent sunrise. We made it to Trail Crest and were blown away by the east - west views that we were awarded with. Truly amazing!
    From Trail Crest our next marker was the junction of the John Muir Trail and Summit Trail. The trail to this point was exhilarating to say the least.
    Once at the junction a sign will indicate 1.9 miles to the summit. For me, this was the longest 1.9 miles ever. But, by the time you summit, it all disappears... The sight of the happy faces descending and the stone cabin looming overhead are clear indication that you're very close. Once at the summit, spend some time, breathe, pray, smile, laugh or whatever it is that your called to do. But mostly realize that you're standing in a place only a relative few have shared.
    The trail descent is equally as rewarding and awe inspiring. We took a lot of pictures and made great time down the mountain.
    Once we arrived at Outpost Camp we made the decision to continue on to the portal. 3.7 miles to the car and a big juicy burger. What a great treat!
    Epic day, monumental hike, unforgettable memories....
    One word of advice - TRAIN

    Fat Badger checked in to Mount Whitney

    about 5 years ago

    Fat Badger reviewed Buckeye Hot Springs Ride

    about 5 years ago