Bob Burd's California Travels

Last Updated: Tue Jan 17 06:53:00 2017

While I still favor the Sierra Nevada, I can no longer claim to only stray now and then. I'm running out of the higher peaks in the Sierra, so I end up rambling about other parts of California as well as nearby states. If you're interested in a particular peak, they are listed in chronological order below, but not all peak names appear if you try to do a search. There is an alphabetized list below that has all of the peaks listed, just select the letter of interest. Almost all of my hiking/scrambling/climbing involves dayhikes of varying durations, some more than 20hrs in length. This is all part of a somewhat haphazard effort to show that any peak in California can be dayhiked given enough determination. That, and I happen to like hiking - a lot. :-)
Latest Comment: 01/10/17 14:13:41 - #1163 (#1162)
Small world Bob ! Peg and I backpacked into the head of Jenkins Canyon from the Arnot Creek Trailhead on Aug 2, 2002. We were on a Pilgrimage to locate her recently deceased father, John(s) Deer Camp, where he went for many years.

Our (semi) timberline basecamp in the shadow of Dardanelles Cone was necessary as the upper portion of Jenkins (7900' - 8500') had become the most be-fouled dung fest I have ever seen in the Sierra, so we kept on climbing to try (semi-successfully) and get above this terrible scene.

Anyway, upon our return, we contacted the acting supervisor of Stanislaus National Forest, one Glenn Gottschall at their Sonora Office by (snail) mail. No reply was forthcoming so I re-sent the original letter, this time on Nov. 5, 2002. I cannot find the response (which I remember eventually getting) but basically it was along the lines of "Yes, there was overgrazing in that area, and we are reviewing our policy re. the Grazing Permits".

Since there is still alot of fine Sierra back country to explore, I have not yet returned to see how this area has recovered/healed. Perhaps someone out in Burd Land here who has been back here recently could give us an updated report ?

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2004 Sierra Peaks (49)
12/12 Onyx - Heald - Nicolls
12/11 Five Fingers - Black - Red
12/10 Lightner - Black - Split
10/24 Morris - Jenkins - Owens
10/23 Cartago Peak
10/22 Spanish Needle - Sawtooth Peak
9/26 Mt. Tom
9/25 Mt. Clarence King
9/24 Laurel Mountain
8/13 Parker - Wood - 2 others
8/12 Muriel - Goethe - Lamarck
8/11 Hurd Peak
8/10 Lone Pine - LeConte - Corcoran
8/9 Mt. Langley - Cirque Peak
8/8 Mt. McAdie - Mt. Irvine
8/7 Dragon - Gould - Rixford
8/6 Palisade Crest - Mt. Jepson
8/5 Mt. Winchell
8/4 Mt. Haeckel - Mt. Wallace
8/3 Basin - South Basin - Four Gables
8/2 Mt. Julius Caesar
8/1 Mt. Lyell - Mt. Maclure
7/31 North Peak - Mt. Conness
7/30 Matthes Crest
7/29 Potter Point - Amelia Earhart - Simmons
7/8 Rosy Finch Peak
7/6 Lookout Peak
7/5 Patricia Peak - Pointless Peak
6/27 Mt. Hopkins
6/26 Mt. Tyndall - Mt. Versteeg
6/25 North Peak
6/13 Cloudripper - Vagabond - Chocolate
6/12 Mt. Mary Austin - Black Mtn.
6/11 Lone Pine Peak
6/10 Ragged - Conness - White
5/9 Wheeler Peak
5/8 Mt. Barnard - Trojan Peak
5/7 Morrison - Peak 11,187ft - Mono Jim
5/6 Black Hawk Mountain
4/4 Martin Point - Thunder Mtn. East - 10 others
4/3 Freel - Jobs Sister - Jobs
4/2 Mokelumne Peak - Peak 8,303ft
3/15 Pyramid Peak - Martin Point
3/14 Granite Chief - Needle - Lyon
3/13 Mt. Elwell - Adams Peak
3/12 Sierra Buttes - Eureka Peak
2/15 Tinker Knob
2/14 Mt. Lola - Mt. Lola North
2/13 Castle - Basin - Andesite