Hike California

California is blessed with some amazing terrain. Hikes in California can include dessert, mountainous, ocean and forest. With close to half of California being covered by forest, California is a great place to hike. The climate in California is also kind to hikers, although the climate ranges from sub-tropical to sub-arctic, most of the state enjoys a mediterranean climate. California is a tall, thin state with the Coastal Range of mountains running North-South close to the Pacific in the West, the North-South on the Eastern border with Nevada.

Mount Tamanos Gear

Total Dry pack gear weight 21lbs. Excludes water, fuel and food. This is an overnight trip in September with temperatures dropping close to zero. Rain was expected.Full details GSI“>here. Wear/Hold (4.7lb excl. shoes) Phone OR Sunhat OR Sungloves Buff Sea to Summit insect shield Lip balm Suunto compass Bear bell …

Castle Rock

This overnight hike starts at Castle Rock State Park. Its relatively small car park gets busy early, so plan to arrive early in order to get a place. This area has plenty of poison oak and signs of some snake population. The loop trail taken was planned using AllTrails and …

Pinecrest Lake

Pinecrest Lake is in Stanislaus National Forest, 30 miles east of Sonora, between Yosemite and Lake Tahoe. A beautiful family hike, although my eighty-something year old mother found the terrain difficult. It is very rocky.     Key Statistics 3.7miles ~600 feet elevation gain   Additional Resources Camping Guide Forestry …

Cache Creek Hike

Cache Creek ridge trailhead is just off CA20, about a 20 minute drive from Clearlake CA, which is about 40 miles north of Santa Rosa. This 27,294 acre wilderness area is part of a 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System and has no fees or permits for entry. A …