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Backpacking the Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest.
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.
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.
Can you see the bumblebee above?
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.
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.
I consider this an effect of weather...
Trail Guide: Tyron Peak to Murray Canyon.
Flat Rainbow, Carson Iceberg Wilderness. High Sierra Nevada mountains. Sometime in the '90s. I'll look it up...
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.
Location: Dumonts Meadow along East Carson River
Date: July 2010.
Elevation: 6726 feet.
Brewers Indian Paintbrush
Backpacking East Carson River, Carson-Iceberg Wilderness, July 2009. 8800 feet.
Trail Guide: Boulder Lake to East Carson River trail junction.
Flower, Purple, Phlox Diffusa? Murray Canyon in the Carson Iceberg Wilderness.
Trail Guide: Murray Canyon
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.
Nope. Your experiences will fatten up the trail guide...
This is the backpacker's forum, questions and comments page for: Backpacking Tyron Peak to Murray Canyon: Entering the East Carson River Valley. As we bend Southeast Murray Canyon will bring us to the first connector trail with the East Carson River.
Have you been through here? How was it for you?
But first, let's run South from our high vantage point on the side of Tyron Peak down past Asa Lake to the Highland Lakes trail juction at Wolf Creek Pass.