Sierra Nevada Mountains
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.
Learn the basic skills of backpacking! Explore the southern Sierra Nevada mountains and camp at a high alpine lake above 10,000 feet. Travel to an area that has an abundance of great intermediate weekend backpacking trails; all no more than 6 to 8 miles in length. Enjoy spectacular views of snow capped peaks and beautiful alpine lakes. The challenges of these hikes are rewarded by the experience of clean lakes, clean air, and picturesque scenery. This may be one of your most memorable trips yet!