White Mountain Summit

Looking back at the research lab

The alarm went off at 4 am. That’s what it needed to be so I could make the drive from Bishop and be at the White Mountain Summit trailhead when the gate opened at 6:30 am. After our experience a couple of days ago on our hike to Sam […]

A rest day in the eastern Sierra

Given that yesterday was a 13 mile hike up to Sam Mack meadow, and tomorrow is a planned hike to the summit of 14K ft White Mountain, today needed to be a kick-back day. After a leisurely breakfast and then coffee and goodies at Erik Schat’s Bakkery, we headed up to Tom’s Place and then […]

Attacking Sam Mack Meadow

Beautiful high country back there

Today our hiking led us up the north fork of Big Pine Creek to Sam Mack Meadow. On the edge of the meadow is a geocache with a particular difficulty and terrain rating that I need for a geocaching challenge I am working on. It’s not a particularly easy hike, […]