Western States Trail 2012-07

WST sign and trail

This last week I walked from Squaw Valley to Auburn on the Western States Trail (WST) and American Discovery Trail (ADT). The two trails overlap to a large degree, but not entirely. The Western States Trail, also called, in some places, the Tevis Trail, is used by the Western States 100 Endurance Run and the Tevis Cup trail ride, which again overlap somewhat but not completely. This is part of my project to walk the American Discovery Trail from Carson City to it’s end at Point Reyes. It of course goes across the entire country, starting in Delaware, but I was never considering that. Continue reading “Western States Trail 2012-07”

Back in the wilderness again

Arrowleaf Balsamroot, abundant in the meadows
Arrowleaf Balsamroot, abundant in the meadows

I finally got back into the Granite Chief Wilderness for four days this last week, and really enjoyed it. I visited Picayune Valley for the second time, and love it even more now. Check the post on my Granite Chief blog.

This is my third backpack of the year, the first was to the Pine Nut Mountains and Carson River Canyon in March, the second a big loop in the Carson Range from home to Tunnel Creek to Spooner to home. I’ll be out again next week!