Type 2 Fun? Or Type 2 BULLSH*T?

On Halloween, I did my hardest hike yet by trying to get to the top of 11,000 foot Mt Talac. It’s a 3200 feet elevation gain in 5.5 miles. This wouldn’t have been a big deal for me if it weren’t for the 1.5 miles of steep rock scramble up a steep bowl. Once we got up to the top of that boulder Hell, I was spent. We had another mile and another 1100 vertical feet to go and I just couldn’t do it with daylight running out on us. These pics are from the top of the bowl and you can get a glimpse of the rock we had to climb over that lasted forever.
Going back down that rock field took a couple of hours and I twisted my ankle a couple of times. It was so hard on my legs, they started to cramp towards the end of that boulder Bullshit (as I called it all the way down) once we got to a normal trail, my legs felt better and we made it back to the car just as the sun set. We were prepared to hike in the dark, but the temp was dropping drastically and it would have been miserable even though I was prepared for cold. I’m always prepared for the worst when hiking the Mountains. So Mt Talac isn’t completely off of my list, next year I’ll attempt it again but from the back side of the mountain. I hear the view from the top of Talac is the best in the Tahoe area. Not done with you yet Mt Talac. Have you done Talac? Do you have a Type 2 BullShit story?

Adventure at 11 Thousand Feet

In the epic episode, John (Trail name Pokey or Sloth , Paige(trail name Badass)  and myself (Trail name Sparkles) head up to the Cottonwood lakes area of the Southern Sierra.  We got more of an adventure than we bargained for!

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Trip to Mars – No Space Suits Required

This year, during one of our (every few years )trips to the National Finals Rodeo week in Las Vegas, we decide to get a car and take a drive out to the fantastic Valley of Fire State Park! This gem is only about an hour out of town and well worth the drive! Even if you are unable to walk through this wild patch of earth, driving through the park and and stopping at the many vistas, taking in the wonders of our magnificent earth is (in my opinion) much more exciting than anything man-made on the Las Vegas strip!

Take a look at this link to get the full history of this park and landscape: https://www.valley-of-fire.com/



Swinging from a Pine Tree over the Royal Gorge in the Sierra…Now that’s a Hike!

It’s November 1, and the snow still hasn’t arrived in the Sierra. Join the Foothill Hilers as we take a nice 8.5 mile hike on the series of trails owned by the Tahoe Donner Land Trust. These trails are spectacular and have just enough ups and downs to give you a good workout. The views are incredible! Don’t miss the swing at Point Mariah!

It’s thrilling to soar over the Royal Gorge on a little board tied to a pine tree!

Tahoe Donner Land Trust Site and maps: http://tdlandtrust.org/royal-gorge The track of our hike: https://www.wikiloc.com/hiking-trails…