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Adventure Log

Join me on my adventures!  In the Adventure Log you will follow me, from start to finish, to some amazing places.

Monarch Lakes 1.1

In the 2nd Episode of the Monarch Lakes Adventure Log, I start out at the trail head and begin making my way up. Passing a number of deer, waterfalls and dealing with the mountain weather that backpac…
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Monarch Lakes 1.0

Off on another adventure!  After being closed all winter long, from roughly October through May, Mineral King Ranger Station just opened back up.  So I load up my car and head out.  After picking u…
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Panamint 1.11

In Episode 11 of the Panamint City Adventure Log, we conclude the trip.  We have made it down from a epic adventure up to the old mining / ghost town, and we settle in for the ride home.  In this, I…
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Panamint 1.10

In Episode 10 of the Panamint City Adventure Log, we depart the “Hilton” cabin after our last night and navigate the hike down Surprise Canyon.  Over rocks, down waterfalls, and eventuall…
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Panamint 1.9

Episode 9 of the Panamint City Adventure Log finds up exploring the iconic chimney.  It is not only impressive in how large it is, but also just in where it is up in the mountains… Go here to f…
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Panamint 1.8

In Episode 8 of the Panamint City Adventure Log, we explore some of the other hiker maintained cabins.  The coolest, albeit rustic, cabin is the Castle… Go here to find the other Episodes of th…
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Panamint 1.7

In Episode 7 of the Panamint City Adventure Log we venture into the heart of the mountain…  Exploring mines is something that has always fascinated me.  And Indiana Jones has nothing on this&#…
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Panamint 1.6

Episode 6 of the Panamint City Adventure Log holds a special place for me…  While I can’t remember my 7th birthday as a child, I am fairly certain my oldest son will remember his.  It is…
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Panamint 1.5

In this episode of the Panamint City Adventure Log, we finally grind out the last miles of the hike up to the ghost town of Panamint City.  By the time we get to the “Hilton” (one of the …
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Panamint 1.4

In Episode 4 of the Panamint City Adventure Log, we continue our ascent up Surprise Canyon.  Grinding out the miles with our backpacks on, through some more water, discovering a tick…   ̷…
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Panamint 1.3

In the 3rd Episode of the Panamint City Adventure Log, we head on up the trail.  While you could argue there is a “trail”, it is really following the stream up and over some waterfalls fo…
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Panamint 1.2

In Episode 2 of the Panamint Series Adventure Log, we move from the valley floor up to the trail head.  In doing so we check out the (relatively) old mining camp, Novak’s Camp.  And get our fe…
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Panamint 1.1

So, here begins the adventure to Panamint City.  This first installment is just a matter of getting there.  Going from the coast of California over to Panamint Valley… Go here to find the othe…
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