Sierra Loop

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February 25, 2002

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My customary winter drive around the Sierra Nevada (at least, around the tall parts). Generally a two day trip, with visits to the hot springs and general sightseeing. Map(s) of perambulations below.

Route Description

Clockwise loop this time, up US-50 to South Lake Tahoe, over Kingsbury Grade to Gardnerville, down US-395 to Bishop. Continuing south on US-395 to Inyokern, thence over CA-178 through Lake Isabella and down the Kern Canyon to Bakersfield, and home on CA-58 and I-5/580.

Weather and Conditions

Clear and moderately cold


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Map of hike location and route detail maps, route in red and purple

Map with route
Detailed Map (207K)

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Sierra Loop / Robert Parks / / revised Jan '05