Welcome To High Sierra Rambles
I created High Sierra Rambles to share my love for the high country of the California Sierra. Especially the Sierra Crest which towers above the Owens Valley along Highway 395. Perhaps you have heard of Mt. Whitney? At 14,505 feet Whitney is the tallest peak in the contiguous United States. Whitney is not alone in the 14,000+ foot class of peaks in the Sierra. There are a total of 10 peaks measuring 14,000 + feet including Langley, Muir, Tyndall and Williamson.
I backpacked in the Eastern Sierra for many years and love to share my adventures in this incredibly beautiful part of the world.
I also love to share my love for my home away from home Yosemite Valley. One of the great wonders on earth. I love the history of Yosemite from the Native Americans who inhabited it for thousands of years before the gold rush of 1849 brought european gold seekers to the area and led to the demise of its earliest inhabitants. This led to other famous european inhabitants like John Muir, James Mason Hutchings, Galen Clark among others.
I love to spend time in the great groves of Sequoia Gigantea that are found in Yosemite National Park. They are among the largest living things on earth!
I hope you enjoy your visit to High Sierra Rambles and my little window in to this amazing country.
Ok then, Lets Ramble!
Hot Off The Press
- Thai Peaut Noodles Even ramen is best with peanut butter. Serves 2 ½ cup peanut butter 2 Tbsp. Sriracha 2 Tbsp. soy sauce 2 packages ramenFirst let me say that I am not an avid fisherman.
I have been backpacking in the sierra since the mid 1970's and have done my
share of fishingToday I'd like to teach you how to use a basic compass.
Step #1 -HoldThe Compass Properly
Hold it with the palm up, direction of travel arrow