Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Pinecrest Climbing Weekend - Pt 1

This was me last Friday. We had found a great little hike out of Kennedy Meadows (Stanislaus National Forest) off Highway 108. It was a beautiful walk after a long drive to the mountains. We began our hike along Kennedy Creek and through the neat Kennedy Meadows Resort. I was ready to jump right in!!! However...we had a bit of hiking to do first.
Mmmmmm! I'll be back for some yummies :) We passed through the cabins and camping areas and headed out on a lovely flat trail...
Our first big view!! And, wow! Mt. Levitt 10,800ft in the far background. We took our time walking through the meadow. Found this neat bridge....too bad folks felt like writing on it :( The trail started heading UP! It was bouldery! Luckily, I'm pretty good at rock hoppin'.
High above the creeks at this point. This was our turn around point after many "let's just see what's around the next corner...."s. As it was getting late in the day we needed to head back...but this area was a new one to us and quite beautiful. Our hike down the rocky trail. Didn't want to step too close to that edge! We met a pack group that had been riding about 7 hours from their campsite farther in the Emigrant Wilderness. I was so patient while this group passed...there were a lot of them too. A few riders thanked me for sitting quietly. Ah! We finally found our way back to the water and a lovely beach!!
So ready to SOAK :)
While I navigated a new found stickie, mom's good friend and climbing partner
enjoyed the views and examined our topo map. Ah! Nice stickie. This past weekend was the annual Pinecrest Climb-In that mom attends. After our hike, we headed back to our cabin in Pinecrest.....more on this another time...but will just say there were great pals and super company!!Happy week friends.


  1. We don't have any witty or deep comments but we do love your trips. Mom says she can go places virtually with you and your family that she will never do in her own life. Another fantastic adventure - thanks for sharing your beautiful photo journey.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  2. SR, you have the bestest hikes and funnest bipeds of any Golden we know. Thanks for the pictures. That is some beautiful country.

  3. So furry jelly!

    Such pawesome scenery!


  4. We always admire you that you can have all these wonderful hikes and swims. You're a brilliant swimmer!!!

  5. Can we move in with you, Sierra Rose? You get to go on the most beautiful hikes!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  6. Woof! Woof! Would LOVE to join your hikes. Lots of Golden FUN. On your 1st photo --- similiar to my last photo on my post today. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  7. What fantastic photos! You are so lucky to get to hike in such a wonderful place - we really enjoyed the photos!

    take care
    Clive and Murray

  8. Wow, what a beautiful hike. OH, you are beautiful too Sierra. My favorite picture was the one with the waterfalls. I saved it! Thanks for the tour.

  9. Sierra Rose, you have come SUCH a long way in your training! That Woofs and Whinnies class sure did pay off. What a good girl.

  10. I always love your view to die for postings.
    Might have had to carry me though :-) x x x
    luv Amie Soto Blossom

  11. That trail looked pretty scary to me! You are all quite brave, you know?

    Emma Rose

  12. I would trade the entire Kansas Ocean to go on just ONE of your cool adventures with you!
    I think Mom would, too!
    Play bows,

  13. Looks like dog heaven!

    Wags N Kisses,

  14. Sierra, what a PURRty hike your momma took you on - such wonderful places to see! We yike the swimmin' part and a post from you without a stickie would be a post from you, sweet grrl☺ Good score!

  15. SR - please tell your peoples that your updates aren't showing up on my update list. Is anyone else having that problem?

    I'm going to unsubscribe and re-subscribe to see if that helps.

    I laughed at your DWB comment because for some reason, I've been up there for like 4 months now! I don't think they've done another vote yet.

    These are wonderful vacation pictures on today's post. It's 100 degrees here right now so your pictures have made me feel very cool!!

  16. Oh what beautiful views.. We are sure glad you got to go for a quick dip... And you found a great stick...

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  17. I love your posts about your hiking times!
    Sure you have pawesome places there to enjoy!
    Kisses and hugs

  18. You sure are lucky that your mama takes you on such great hikes in that beautiful park! Glad you got to take a swim and play with a new stick!! xoxoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  19. Woo - what an excellent looking hike. Can we come next time?

  20. Beautiful hike and the refreshing dip at the end is the best part! Here's to streams and stickies! :)


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