On last Wednesday, July 24, my brothers and my sister-in-law and I got up early - before 6 - to hit the trail and hike up Mount Judah. This turned out to be a beautiful hike in the Sierra Nevada, and I can now add California to my states hiked in list. I am up to 17 states now.
We saw lots of scenery, many beautiful wildflowers, and some wildlife, the most interesting of which was a mother marmot and her three babies. I also saw a mystery animal that I was able to get a photograph of, and I will post about it later.
The hike climbed steadily as we crossed Donner Peak and then Mount Judah, and then descended steadily back to the trail head. We gained and lost about 1,800 feet, according to my GPS and DeLorme mapping software. Here is the elevation profile:
My vision is to describe hikes that I have taken. These will be sporadic, so if you like this blog, you may want to subscribe. If a lot of time goes on between hikes, then maybe I will write something about hiking in general, or describe an older hike from days gone by.