Want to know where I spend a lot of my time hiking and backpacking? The California Sierra Nevadas!
I read an excellent article this morning in the newspaper called the Gilroy Dispatch about the “Hidden Treasure” of the Eastern Sierra Nevadas.
From Southern California, it is a picturesque drive up north on highway 395 to the backside of the Sierra Nevadas, passing through the quaint towns of Lone Pine and Bishop. There are many excellent spots, including my favorites of the Mt. Whitney Portal, Big Pine Lakes, and Bishop Lakes. Mammoth Lakes are also nice, especially for downhill and cross country skiing in the winter.
Enjoy the article, and share your thoughts in the Comments below on your favorite spots in the Eastern Sierra Nevadas!