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Top Spots

Lower and Upper Lola Montez Lakes

Soda Springs, California

8.2 mi / 1486 ft gain

Lola Montez Trail

Soda Springs, California

6.33 mi / 981 ft gain

Mariah Point via Big Ben, Reindeer, Castle Pass and Helman's Way

Soda Springs, California

8.31 mi / 1168 ft gain

Deer Lake, Kidd Lake, Cascade Lakes and Long Lake

Soda Springs, California

8.63 mi / 673 ft gain

Big Ben, Killy's Cruise, Lyle's Lookout, Crosscut, Palisade

Soda Springs, California

2.8 mi / 144 ft gain

Palisade to Kilborn Lake

Soda Springs, California

4.89 mi / 482 ft gain

Palisade Peak Trail via Kat's Walk

Norden, California

2.04 mi / 404 ft gain

Palisade Peak Trail

Norden, California

2.25 mi / 627 ft gain

Crows Nest

Soda Springs, California

3.99 mi / 922 ft gain

Places to stay

Big Bend Group (Yuba River)

Emigrant Gap, California

Big Bend Group (Yuba River)

Granite Flat (California)

Truckee, California

Granite Flat (California)

Goose Meadows

Truckee, California

Goose Meadows

Lakeside (Truckee)

Unnamed Road

Lakeside (Truckee)

Findley Campground

Unnamed Road

Findley Campground

Fir Top Campground

Unnamed Road

Fir Top Campground

Guides and stories

The Most Relaxing Backpacking Trip I've Ever Taken with My Dog, Jack

The Most Relaxing Backpacking Trip I've Ever Taken with My Dog, Jack

Benjamin Canevari

Review: Hibear All-Day Adventure Flask

Review: Hibear All-Day Adventure Flask

Kristi Teplitz

Nordica Strider 115 Women’s Ski Boot Review

Nordica Strider 115 Women’s Ski Boot Review

Kristi Teplitz

Review: Body Glove Navigator+ Inflatable SUP w/ Backpack

Review: Body Glove Navigator+ Inflatable SUP w/ Backpack

Michael McSherry

The Gear I've Used to Make Turns All Year

The Gear I've Used to Make Turns All Year

Kristi Teplitz

Lake Life Essentials

Lake Life Essentials

Kristi Teplitz

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