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Tora Tora Tora by Randy Lloyd Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking I almost waited too long before making a visit to one of my favorite Tiger Lily habitats to peruse this year’s bloom. I recently found that many of the tiger lilies are al ... Read on »
Tamarack Flat to El Capitan by Randy Lloyd Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking View east from El Capitan It seems that there is always another awesome hike to be discovered around Yosemite Valley beckoning a hiker’s spirit to ... Read on »
Red, White, & Blue and Trilliums too by Randy Lloyd Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking   Mule deer graze at Edgewood Park It’s kind of a bummer that the rains of early season have not continued. Now the trends are again for a dry seas ... Read on »
Late Winter Roaming by Randy Lloyd Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking Coyote Ridge Trail  I thought it was about time I did a new blog post even if for no other reason than to dispel any notion that I had somehow dropped off t ... Read on »
Alta Peak by Randy Lloyd Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking View to Triple Divide Peak Another of the great day hikes I did on my recent trip to Sequoia National Park was the hike to Alta Peak . This is a ba ... Read on »
Reprieve for Umunhum’s Tower (for now) by Randy Lloyd Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking Mt Umunhum's skyline will feature the "cube" This is late news by now, but I will go ahead and follow up on it. Midpeninsula’s public meeting on the ... Read on »
Whither the “Cube” by Randy Lloyd Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking Mt Umunhum's radar tower Look to the southwest from anywhere in the south San Francisco bay and you can spot it up there on the mountain. If you get ... Read on »
Twin Lakes and Silliman Pass by Randy Lloyd Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking The larger of the Twin Lakes In summertime the front country of Sequoia National Park is awash with tourists and their associated noise and traffic, ... Read on »
20 Lakes Basin; Inyo National Forest by Randy Lloyd Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking Looking north across Saddlebag Lake Just beyond the eastern boundary of Yosemite lies the Inyo National Forest and Ansel Adams Wilderness . These ... Read on »
Return to Mt Dana by Randy Lloyd Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking Mono Lake from the summit of Mt Dana After enjoying the clear, bright, starry sky and pale moonlight overnight, I had every indication of a clear day ah ... Read on »
Return to Young Lakes by Randy Lloyd Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking View to the Sierra Crest I remember in July 2009 when I woke up in my campsite at Toulumne Meadows . It was 6:00 AM and I was wrapped up inside of two s ... Read on »
Mt Hoffmann by Randy Lloyd Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking Yosemite Valley from the Mt Hoffmann saddle Among the trailheads to choose from for a partial-day hike on the way up Tioga Road , the May Lake area off ... Read on »
Foresta Hike by Randy Lloyd Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking View from the Foresta Trail I was feeling a little harried when the first day of my Sierra trip got off to a lousy start. Sometimes things just go a lit ... Read on »
Sleeping Tigers by Randy Lloyd Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking   Tiger Lilies and pods (Lilium pardalinum) After a rather dismal spring wildflower season for 2012, I began awaiting the arrival of some of my favorite ... Read on »
Part II, Trilliums are Out by Randy Lloyd Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking Bush poppies blooming along Ward Road This week I had the notion to go out and try to find some blooming clintonia in the Santa Cruz Mountains. I found it ... Read on »
Trilliums are out by Randy Lloyd Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking Aged cluster of redwoods We’ve had a lot going on lately, but I took some time out for hike last Saturday and got the notion to hunt for trilliums. They ... Read on »
Protect California by Randy Lloyd Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking Being a member of the Loma Prieta chapter I get lots of informative emails from the California Sierra Club containing local news reports, updates on issues and pro ... Read on »
Oak Protection Project Update by Randy Lloyd Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking I happened to put in some trail miles at LosTrancos recently and spotted some of the results of the oak protection project that I reported on in my post of November 16th . T ... Read on »
Table Mountain by Randy Lloyd Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking View from the upper trail Most of my hikes so far this winter have been rather unremarkable. There’s been so little rain this season that most of the park ... Read on »
Mt Umunhum Project Update by Randy Lloyd Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking Mount Umunhum viewed from Mt El Sombroso Sometimes when the concept of something seems like an exceedingly great idea to you in theory and you really want t ... Read on »