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Tag Archives: California
First Complete Crossing of California’s High Sierra from Dave Turner on Vimeo. Dave Turner in July 2013 became the first person to cross High Sierra in a paraglider or hang glider He went from Owens Valley over Sequoia National Park’s … Continue reading
Mail Online has amazing photos from this year’s ultra marathon from Death Valley to Mount Whitney. Badwater Ultramarathon 2013: Gruelling photos runners competing in relentless Death Valley heat | Mail Online.
The Badwater 135 race from Badwater to the Whitney Portal will be July 15.AdventureCORPS Presents the Badwater Official Website.
Cameron Tribolet, a man with no legs, is planning to climb Mount Whitney. He and his Fort Wayne Indiana wife Susan plan to spend their 25th wedding anniversary on the mountain. In March 2001 Timothy A. Cleveland, a paraplegic from … Continue reading
Death Valley temps are approaching 130 this weekend with an official forecast of 129. The hottest record of 134 on July 10, 1913 is also the hottest record in the world. Parts of Western US may see temperatures near 130 … Continue reading
MILE…MILE & A HALF (trailer) from The Muir Project on Vimeo. A very nice nice documentary on hiking the John Muir Trail is out (Mile…Mile & A Half).
Fleeting Light: The High Desert and the Geminid Meteor Shower from Henry Jun Wah Lee on Vimeo. The Geminid Meteor shower is tonight. Here’s a time lapse from last year in the Alabama Hills by Mount Whitney.
The Huffington Post in an interview with Jonathan Goldsmith who plays “the most interesting man in the world” describes his real world exploits says “he has “saved a hiker’s life during a blizzard on Mount Whitney.” Unfortunately there’s no details … Continue reading
Seven year old Tyler Armstrong climbed Whitney in 7 hours, 50 minutes. This has set off discussions about the youngest to day trip Whitney with some claiming kids as young as five have done it.
Here’s a story about the helicopters that landed army personnel on the Whitney trail after a flash flood stranded 60 hikers on July 29. The hikers and army personnel eventually were able to hike out (although there was one hypothermia … Continue reading