Backpacking to Minaret Lake

Sunrise at Minaret Lake in the Eastern Sierra | Somewhere Sierra

Backpacking to Minaret Lake in Inyo National Forest is about 13.4 miles. This trail gains roughly 2,437ft of elevation and is rated as a hard trail with lots of foot traffic. This out and back trail is popular among backpackers and day hikers looking to explore into the Eastern Sierra. It features beautiful meadows, a […]

Backpacking to Broken Top & No Name Lake

Backpacking to Broken Top Mountain and No Name Lake in the Three Sisters Wilderness near Bend, Oregon is about 13 miles out and back trail. This trail gains roughly 2,657ft of elevation and is rated as a hard trail with lots of foot traffic. There are also a few alternate routes: the Broken Top Trail […]

Backpacking Onion Valley to Kearsarge and Matlock Lakes

Backpacking Onion Valley to Kearsarge and Matlock Lakes over Kearsarge Pass is about 13.5 miles. This trail gains roughly 3,727 ft of elevation and is rated as a hard trail with lots of foot traffic. This is an out and back trail that follows up Kearsarge Pass. Permits Permits are required for all overnight trips […]

Backpacking The Thousand Island Lake Loop to Ediza and Iceberg Lakes.

Backpacking the River Trail to Thousand Island Lake, Iceberg Lake and Ediza Lake will wind you up towards one of the most breathtaking mountain ranges in the Sierras, the Ritter Range. This loop is about 25 miles long and has an overall elevation gain of 4,665ft. The loop will go south on the John Muir Trail […]