Bob Burd's California Travels

Last Updated: Thu Dec 1 18:08:24 2016

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: 11/28/16 21:22:47 - #1155 (#1154)
I couldn't help noticing the Philmont shirt in your summit selfie. Our son happened to be on a two week trip in Philmont then. In fact my wife and I were camping in Lee Vining Canyon at the time and we even saw you and the SC participants at the Whoa Nellie on the first day of the Challenge. Would have stopped to say 'hello', but we were on our own 'challenge': To find free WiFi in Lee Vining (found in the public library parking lot). She was constantly afraid that we would miss emergency messages from Philmont regarding broken ankles, snake bites, etc. Of course all that worry was for naught. He came home gushing about the experience. Many thanks to the BSA!
I Loved Philmont - it's like backpacking Disneyland. So many things to do there and such beautiful country. At the farewell campfire they asked who was ready to go back out for another 10 days. I was the only one to raise my hand. The Scouts just wanted to get back on the bus and go home. But they eventually remember the fun stuff.

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Sierra Challenges: 2001 - '02 - '03 - '04 - '05 - '06 - '07 - '08 - '09 - '10 - '11 - '12 - '13 - '14 - '15
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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