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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2012 Sierra Peaks (41)
11/7 North Kettle - Kettle Pinnacle - 2 others
11/6 Sugarloaf
10/16 Tobias - Bull Run - 5 others
10/15 Fish BM - Hermit Rock - 6 others
10/14 Hockett Peak - Peak 8,344ft
10/7 Cattle - Junction Butte - Squaw Dome
10/6 Fresno Dome - Iron - 3 others
9/27 Deadwood Peak - Peak 9,205ft
9/26 Tryon Peak - Peak 9,960ft
9/25 Peak 10,833ft - Big Sam - Peak 9,115ft
9/19 Tom - Peak 9,691ft - Musick
9/18 Evon BM - Peak 11,515ft
9/12 Walker - Hanging Valley Ridge - 2 others
9/11 Center - Hawksbeak - 2 others
9/10 Tioga Crest - Mt. Scowden
8/28 Dennison Mountain
8/27 Lawson Peak - Kaweah Queen
8/19 Tyndall West - Polychrome Peak
8/18 Barnard East
8/17 Indian Rock
8/16 Vennacher Needle
8/15 Kid Mtn. - Big Kid Mtn.
8/14 Barrett Peak
8/13 Ski Mountaineers Peak - Mt. Fusilade
8/12 Mt. Gould
8/11 Leonard Minaret
8/10 Eocene Peak - Kettle Peak
8/8 Hiram - Airola - 3 others
7/26 Brown - Nelson - 2 others
7/25 Hoffman - Finger Rock - 3 others
7/19 Paradise Peak - Amphitheater Dome
7/18 Mineral - Peak 12,109ft - Peak 12,100ft
7/12 Palmer Mountain
6/19 Peak 11,357ft - Rafferty - 2 others
6/14 Yosemite's Falls Ridge
6/9 Leaning Tower - Lower Cathedral Rock - 3 others
6/8 Half Dome/Snake Dike
6/7 Royal Arches
6/6 Cathedral - Eichorn Pinnacle - 3 others
4/1 Lincoln - Disney - Crows Nest
3/31 Mt. Judah