Monthly Archive for March, 2014

Pear Lake Ski Hut – Sequoia

This year marked our 5th winter trip into the sequoia forest to spend some time at Pear Lake Ski Hut. Year 5 we had the least amount of snow and even had to hike much of the trailĀ  to get to the hut as opposed to cross country skiing directly from the parking lot. It was very clear as we arrived into the mountains the effects of the California drought on our winter snow fall. Although the snow was not as epic as in years pass, one can not really complain being cut off from civilization surrounded by such beauty of the Sierra Mountains.

Mark hiking the trail in

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about 2-3 miles in we arrived to fair snow pack

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Darrick taking it all in during his first trip to the hut

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Arriving at the hut!

 

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Well I wish I could say we packed light (well maybe not) as 50 pounds on the back for 6 miles makes you ready for…… well a Sierra Nevada in the great Sierra mountains :)

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Those who have traveled with Mark and I know even if we have to pack it in, we are going to eat very well

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Jack and I took a morning trip to the top of Alta Peak about 11204 ft, always an accomplishment each time we have made it to the top of this peak with amazing views. You can see 6000-feet down into Kaweah Canyon, as well as Great Western and Kings-Kern Divides

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Mark found a great place to take a nap in the sun at the top of the huts back yard just below crows nest.

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And you can not do a hut trip without taking in the picture perfect sunsets as the mountains around us go dark.

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