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Re: Yosemite National Park: A walk among Giants. Hiking in the Mariposa Grove

Dr.Y ·
Amazing! Next on the list! Thanks DrFumblefinger!
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Re: Yosemite National Park: A walk among Giants. Hiking in the Mariposa Grove

PHeymont ·
These days, I think of myself as a walker rather than a hiker—although I'm hard-put to really define the difference—but I love the accessible or easier walks you've been featuring...and one of these days, I really HAVE to get to Yosemite. Thanks!
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Re: Yosemite National Park: A walk among Giants. Hiking in the Mariposa Grove

Jessica Meddows ·
I'm so jealous you got to see deer! We were there a couple of weeks ago and the most wildlife we saw were some birds and adventurous squirrels. I was hoping for a bear or deer. Random question - I've been trying to find out the temperature of the water in Yosemite. Mirror Lake in particularly. You don't happen to know, do you? I went swimming in Mirror Lake and everyone looked at me like I'd spontaneously sprouted a second head.
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Re: Yosemite National Park: A walk among Giants. Hiking in the Mariposa Grove

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for all your comments. Followup: DrY. Yes, you and your family should see this sometime. You would love it! We need to plan out a trip to California for you that includes its best parks and some city sites. PHeymont. Yes, you must DO Yosemite. I recommend mid to late May as the best time to go as the waterfalls are brimming with meltwater. I like hikes of all types and can still do "moderate" hikes, though no longer take on "challenging" ones. But the Mariposa grove is doable by...
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Re: Sequoia National Park: Hiking to Pear Lake (The Lakes Trail)

PHeymont ·
You get closer each time to getting me into non-urban hiking...but how difficult is a hike like this for someone used to that kind of distance, but in (sometimes hilly) cities, but not to much off-path hiking?
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Re: Sequoia National Park: Hiking to Pear Lake (The Lakes Trail)

DrFumblefinger ·
The challenge of this particular trail is getting up to the lakes. Once there, the trail is not that hard, although rocky so you have to watch your footing. There are easier places to get into the subalpine zone of some great mountains, PHeymont. Both in California and in the Rockies. When you're ready, we'll pick one and head out there. Likely for a day hike. My knees don't like the weight of a full backpack anymore.
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Re: Sequoia National Park: Hiking to Pear Lake (The Lakes Trail)

PHeymont ·
My knees are part of my concern; they love walking (helps them!) but don't do well twisted or weighted. Have you any suggestions for the Hudson Valley/Lower Catskills area?
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Re: Sequoia National Park: Hiking to Pear Lake (The Lakes Trail)

DrFumblefinger ·
I've never hiked in the Catskills, though would like to some day. My suggestion: 1) Go to your local library. They definitely will have hiking books on areas of interest (or request them in advance so they can be delivered from other branches). Check out some trails that are convenient and look doable. Most hiking books give great details. 2) If you find a great book, it's worth buying to have as a reference at home and take with you on the trail. For example, though I haven't read it, this...
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Re: Sequoia National Park: Hiking to Pear Lake (The Lakes Trail)

GutterPup ·
Spectacular views and sequoia's - what more does one need?? A wonderful article that really brought to life this wonderful national park.
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Yosemite National Park: A walk among Giants. Hiking in the Mariposa Grove

DrFumblefinger ·
The state of California has some pretty remarkable scenery.  Where else can you find the world's ...  Oldest trees (bristle-cone pines) Tallest trees (redwoods) Largest/most massive trees (sequoias)... ...but in California?  I know it's...
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Sequoia National Park: Hiking to Pear Lake (The Lakes Trail)

DrFumblefinger ·
    Most folks visit Sequoia National Park to see its giant sequoia trees, the largest living things on the earth!  That's a great reason to go and there are wonderful hikes through these amazing forests of giants and the meadows that...
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Sequoia National Park: Home of the World's Largest Trees

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger walks among the giant trees of Sequoia National Park. The sequoias are the most massive living things on the planet.
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