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Days:  2-3 Days Rating: (Moderate/Strenuous) Milage: 20 + Elevation Gain/lost: +2380’/-1490″ Max Elevation : 4,700′ Min Elevation: 294′ Location: Big Sur Trail Head: 36.246075, -121.780149 Type: Loop GPX File Download Sykes Hot Springs is a popular hiking destination in the Ventana Wilderness. The actual springs are farther down the creek than one is led to believe in a few of the guidebooks. Sykes Hot Springs has stone lined natural tubs that …

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JMT Backpacking (Devils Postpile to Yosemite Valley)

Days:  5-6 Rating: (Moderate/Strenuous) Milage: 60+ Elevation Gain/loss: +12,365’/-13,789″ Max Elev : 11,074′ Min Elev: 4,200′ Location: Devil Postpile Trail Head: 37.630365, -119.084872 Type: Point to Point Trail Map Googe Earth Map PDF Map GPX Download Itinerary July 9 – 16 Day 1 Devils Postpile to Garnet Lake Milage: 11.2 Ascent: +3908 Descent: -1704 Max Elev: 10,094′ Min Elev: 7561′ Elevation Graph Map >>> Day 2 Garnet Lake to Rush Creek Trail Milage: 5 Ascent: +1061 …

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Quartz Mountain to Chain Lakes: Yosemite

Days:  2 Rating: (Moderate) Milage: 12 + Elevation Gain/loss:+900 to 1500″ Max Elevation :9,300′ + Min Elevation: 8,037′ Location: Sierra National Forrest   Trail Head: 37.528724, -119.440662 Type: In & Out: MAP: Link Google Earth/TOPO Map GPX File Download Chain Lakes is a series of three lakes located in the South Eastern region of Yosemite National Park near the border of the Sierra National Forest.  The hiking trail …

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