Bob Burd's Sierra Travels

Last Updated: Tue Sep 16 23:36:33 2014

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: 09/13/14 23:08:05 - #898 (#897)
Aside from Sprig Lake TH at Mt. Madonna, this is my other top choice for trail running when I don't want to drive more than 10-15 minutes to hit the trails. Indeed, the actual summits aren't very impressive, but yes the higher sections of trail are often beautiful. Cool, breezy days are great, as are partially foggy mornings or evenings. Yep, spring is great as well. By the way, there is a picnic table with a view of the lake and valley if you bushwhack up to point 1292 north of the Mummy Mountain highpoint. The old roadbed used to be clear up to that highpoint before the scenic Mummy Mountain trail was built sometime in the past five years. I encounter wild pigs most visits and that trail is the sole location where I experienced a bluff charge. I think it was more directed at my dogs than at me.

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2008 Sierra Peaks (38)
  • 10/24 
  • Red Kaweah
  • 10/20 
  • Three Sisters East - Dogtooth Peak
  • 10/6 
  • Kern Peak
  • 9/19 
  • Whaleback
  • 9/14 
  • Cotter - Fin Dome - 2 others
  • 9/12 
  • Wheel Mountain
  • 9/5 
  • Mt. Henry
  • 8/27 
  • Thunder Mountain
  • 8/18 
  • Eagle - Victoria - Robinson
  • 8/17 
  • Mt. Bago
  • 8/16 
  • Pinchot - Wynne - 2 others
  • 8/15 
  • Mt. Robinson
  • 8/14 
  • Mt. Ruskin - Striped Mtn.
  • 8/13 
  • Hurd - Trapezoid - Johnson
  • 8/12 
  • Checkered Demon
  • 8/11 
  • Picture Peak
  • 8/10 
  • Gemini
  • 8/9 
  • Ruby Peak - Mt. Mills
  • 8/8 
  • Electra Peak
  • 8/7 
  • Gilcrest Peak
  • 8/6 
  • Piute Mountain
  • 8/5 
  • Olsen - South - Black
  • 7/31 
  • Lion Rock
  • 7/23 
  • Mt. Gardiner
  • 7/19 
  • Mt. Dana
  • 7/18 
  • Carson Peak
  • 7/17 
  • Treasure Peak
  • 7/12 
  • Royal Arches
  • 7/11 
  • Merced Peak
  • 7/2 
  • Mt. Rose (NV)
  • 6/30 
  • Hawkins Peak - Pickett Peak
  • 6/18 
  • Half Dome
  • 5/31 
  • Mt. Davis
  • 5/22 
  • Arrow Peak
  • 5/13 
  • Weldon Peak
  • 5/10 
  • Mt. Carl Heller
  • 4/25 
  • Mt. Silliman
  • 3/27 
  • Silver - Granite Chief - 2 others