Tom Stienstra of the San Francisco Chronicle just wrote a great story about three Mount Shasta area guys who just crossed the Trinity Alps in winter from Big Flat to the Canyon Creek Lakes trailhead in eight days: The expedition started at a location so remote and snowbound that it took a helicopter drop to […]
Here are all my posts about backpacking and day hiking Trinity Alps Wilderness Trails. Be sure to scroll down to see the post on trail conditions, and also specific hikes to Big Bear and Little Bear Lakes, Caribou Lake, Canyon Creek Lakes, and much more.
Note: Get the weekly updates on Trinity Alps trail conditions from the Forest Service. The Shasta-Trinity National Forest recently released an update on trail conditions for the Trinity Alps. Overall the outlook is quite good for summer backpacking in the Trinities, assuming we don’t have another nasty fire season. However, the report is still incomplete, […]
Note: go see the July 1, 2010 Trinity Alps hiking and backpacking trails update post! The Trinity Alps in far Northern California suffered heavily from fires this summer, and many of the trails that hikers and backpackers love were impacted. I have a special concern because, not only do I love the Trinity Alps, but […]
I’ve recently blogged about the effects of climate change on California coastal hiking trails, and how climate change is affecting animals in the Sierra Nevada and glaciers in Yosemite National Park. I just found an article about the findings of Dave Kavanaugh, the Senior Curator of Entomology at the California Academy of Sciences. Dr. Kavanaugh […]
Well, the hiking trails in the Trinity Alps Wilderness, my old stomping grounds, have been featured in America’s newspaper of record, the New York Times. I first hiked in the Trinity Alps when I was twelve years old, and for the next 22 years I backpacked up there whenever I could. (My favorite destinations: Caribou Lake, […]