Ted's Hiking World Hiking Trails
2006-2008

2008

* South Yuba River
Edwards Crossing TH, Tahoe NF
numerous no-trespassing zones to avoid
#44
October 21
4 miles
Rating: 4
* Glacier Lake Loop
Grouse Ridge TH, Tahoe NF
a slog on Sand Ridge
#43
September 7
8½ miles
Rating: 4
* Woods Lake Loop
Mokelumne Wilderness
awesome flowers in mid-summer
#42
August 25
5 miles
Rating: 5
[23]
* Gaylor Lakes Loop
Yosemite National Park
effortless cross-country options to several lakes
#41
August 16
5 miles
Rating: 7
* Lundy Canyon (part)
Hoover Wilderness
nice walking anytime, but fall probably is best
#40
August 14
2½ miles
Rating: 7
* Loch Leven Lakes
Big Bend TH, Tahoe NF
a cross-country semi-loop
#39
August 4
7½ miles
Rating: 6
[6]
* Smith Lake
Desolation Wilderness
climb up the cascade for a nice loop
#38
July 29
5+ miles
Rating: 7
* Lamoille Canyon
Ruby Mountains, Nevada
a stroll near the parking lot
#37
July 24
1 mile
Rating: 6
* Twin Falls
Glacier National Park, Montana
the boat ride was better than the walk
#36
July 19
2½ miles
Rating: 6
* Lunch Creek
Glacier National Park, Montana
invigorating exploration of a little canyon
#35
July 18
2 miles
Rating: 8
* Elephants Back
Mokelumne Wilderness
scramble up an interesting rock pile
#34
July 8
5 miles
Rating: 8
[14]
* Umpa Lake Loop
Desolation Wilderness
the cross-country portion is a water wonderland
#33
July 2
8¼ miles
Rating: 8
[13]
* Taft Point
Yosemite National Park
the straight-on view of Yosemite Falls
#32
June 19
2.2 miles
Rating: 5
* Vernal Falls & Nevada Falls
Yosemite National Park
overly crowded access to my favorite place
#31
June 18
6½ miles
Rating: 9
* Judge Davis Trail
Cache Creek Natural Area
uninteresting foothills walk
#30
May 20
3 miles
Rating: 2
* Bassi Falls
Crystal Basin Recreation Area
lots of water here in early season
#29
May 14
2 miles
Rating: 5
* Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve
Vaca Mountains
loop up onto the Blue Ridge Trail
#28
April 22
3 miles
Rating: 4
* Codfish Falls
Auburn State Recreation Area
easy walking near the American River
#27
April 15
3 miles
Rating: 5
* Lake Clementine Trail
Auburn State Recreation Area
the dam's spillway is spectacular
#26
March 30
3 miles
Rating: 3

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2007

* East Side Beaches
Lake Tahoe, Nevada
gorgeous clothing-optional areas at lakeside
#25
August 15
3 miles
Rating: 6
* Tahoe Meadows
Toiyabe NF, Nevada
near Mount Rose Summit
#24
August 10
3 miles
Rating: 3
* Woods Lake Loop
Mokelumne Wilderness
alternative access to Winnemucca Lake
#23
August 7
6+ miles
Rating: 6
* Spillway Lake
Yosemite National Park
mellow high-elevation walking
#22
August 3
7½ miles
Rating: 8
* Horsetail Falls
Eldorado NF
difficult trail, but worth any effort
#21
July 31
4 miles
Rating: 4
* Desolation Valley Loop
Desolation Wilderness
explore the least-desolate place around
#20
July 26
9 miles
Rating: 6
* Round Top Summit
Mokelumne Wilderness
steep going to the area's highest peak
#19
July 23
8 miles
Rating: 9
* Floating Island Lake
Desolation Wilderness
a burned-out trail that accesses Mount Tallac
#18
July 18
6 miles
Rating: 2
* Meiss Lake
Eldorado NF
north of Carson Pass on the Pacific Crest Trail
#17
July 13
8+ miles
Rating: 6
* Gertrude Lake
Desolation Wilderness
a difficult route to a so-so destination
#16
July 10
9 miles
Rating: 7
* Thunder Mountain
Eldorado NF
overlooking Kirkwood Ski Resort and Silver Lake
#15
July 5
7.2 miles
Rating: 5
* Elephants Back
Mokelumne Wilderness
go here when it is not too windy
#14
June 29
5 miles
Rating: 7
* Silver Dagger Lake
Desolation Wildernesss
the prettiest Sierra spot north of Yosemite?
#13
June 27
8 miles
Rating: 8
* Mount Lola
White Rock Lake TH, Tahoe, NF
highest point in the Tahoe National Forest
#12
June 25
5 miles
Rating: 5
* Shealor Lakes
Eldorado NF
short, hot access to pretty good swimming
#11
June 21
4 miles
Rating: 4
* Lake Sylvia
Lyons Creek Trail, Desolation Wilderness
the creek rarely is in view from the trail
#10
June 18
11 miles
Rating: 6
* Long Lake
Palisades Creek Trail, Tahoe NF
a lesser-used area behind Cascade Lakes
#9
June 16
1½ miles
Rating: 3
* Crooked Lakes Trail
Carr-Feely TH, Tahoe NF
good walking after a very bumpy access road
#8
June 11
7 miles
Rating: 6
* Glacier Lakes Trail
Sterling Lake, Tahoe NF
a relatively little-used area near a Boy Scout camp
#7
June 9
6 miles
Rating: 4
* Loch Leven Lakes
Huysink Road Trailhead, Tahoe NF
great swimming in mid-summer
#6
June 4
5½ miles
Rating: 5
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* Grouse Ridge Road
Tahoe NF   [snow]
snow lingers here longer than most places
#5
May 23
3 miles
Rating: 3
* Loch Leven Trail
Big Bend Trailhead, Tahoe NF   [snow]
three nice lakes, in season
#4
May 14
3 miles
Rating: 2
* Big Bald Rock
near Oroville
an interesting and easily accessible granite dome
#3
April 17
1 mile
Rating: 3
* Buttermilk Bend
South Yuba River at Bridgeport
this trail has been shortened by water damage
#2
March 18
3 miles
Rating: 3

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2006

* Twenty Lakes Basin
Hoover Wilderness
superb exploration on or off the trail, at 10,000 feet
#1
September 8
5 miles
Rating: 8

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