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Backpacking the Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest.

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Red, Sierra Flower: Crimson Columbine, Carson Iceberg Wilderness

Sierra Flower: Crimson Columbine, hiking Carson Iceberg Wilderness
 

Crimson Columbine in the Carson Iceberg Wilderness, Pacific Crest Trail Flowers.

 

Location: High up the headwaters bowl of the East Fork of the Carson River.

Carson Iceberg Wilderness in the Toiyabe National Forest. Pacific Crest Trail.

Elevation: 9200 feet.

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White, Sierra Shrub, White Mountain Heather, Carson Iceberg Wilderness

Sierra Shrub: White Mountain Heather.

Location: East Fork of the Carson River, Carson Iceberg Wilderness, Toiyabe National Forest. 

Scientifc Name: Cassiope mertensiana.

Elevation: 10,000 feet.

White Mountain Heather high up the headwaters bowl of the East Carson River along the Pacific Crest Trail.
 

 

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Purple, Sierra Shrub, Purple Mountain Heather

Sierra Shrub: Purple Mountain Heather.

Location: Headwaters Bowl of the East Fork of the Carson River. Carson Iceberg Wilderness, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.

Elevation: 10, 200 feet.

Purple Mountain Heather in the East Carson River headwaters bowl, Carson Iceberg Wilderness.

Can you see the bumblebee above?

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Lightening Safety for Backpackers: Caught Out with Bubba and Dave.

Lightening Safety for Backpackers: Caught Out.

I have observed Summertime heat weather in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range for decades. The recipie is simple. Heatwaves in the Valley fill the atmosphere with hot evaporated moisture, a gentle onshore breeze pushes it up the Sierra Crest, and the cooling does the rest.

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Weather Image: Wolf Creek frozen into layers of Slush, PCT, Carson Iceberg.

Weather Image: Wolf Creek frozen into layers of Slush.

Location: Along the Pacific Crest Trail between Ebbetts Pass and Sonora Pass. Carson-Iceberg Wilderness. Oct 26 2011.

Wolf Creek frozen into layers of slush, Carson Iceberg Wilderness on the PCT.

I consider this an effect of weather...

 

Trail Guide: Tyron Peak to Murray Canyon.

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Weather Image: Flat Rainbow

Flat Rainbow, Carson Iceberg Wilderness. High Sierra Nevada mountains. Sometime in the '90s. I'll look it up... 

Flat Rainbow in the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness.

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Pink, Shrub, Wild Rose, East Carson River, Carson Iceberg Wilderness

Shrub, Pink, Pygmy Rose?  Backpacking East Carson River, Dumonts Meadow, Carson Iceberg Wilderness.

I believe this is a wild rose folding up at the end of its blooming season.

Pink Flower, East Carson River, Carson-Iceberg Wilderness

 Location: Dumonts Meadow along East Carson River

Date: July 2010. 

Elevation: 6726 feet.

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Red, Flower, Indian Paintbrush, East Carson River

Brewers Indian Paintbrush

Backpacking East Carson River, Carson-Iceberg Wilderness, July 2009. 8800 feet.

Wavy Indian Paintbrush, East Carson River, Carson Iceberg Wilderness.

Trail Guide: Boulder Lake to East Carson River trail junction.

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Purple, Flower, High Sierra, Murray Canyon, Carson Iceberg Wilderness

Flower, Purple,  Phlox Diffusa? Murray Canyon in the Carson Iceberg Wilderness.

Phlox caespitosa? Murray Canyon along the Pacific Crest Trail, Carson Iceberg Wilderness, July 2009.

Trail Guide: Murray Canyon

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Murray Canyon to Boulder Lake Trail Junctions: PCT, Ebbetts to Sonora Pass

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This is the backpacker's forum for the Murray Canyon to Boulder Lake trail junctions heading Southbound on the Pacific Crest Trail between Ebbetts and Sonora Passes in the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness of the Toiyabe National Forest.

Enough Information? 

Nope. Your experiences will fatten up the trail guide...

 

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