In the Trinity Alps, Climbing Granite Peak

It is the end of July, 2011, and for some reason I have decided to hike to the top of Granite Peak. Early-onset dementia, perhaps. Granite Peak is in the southeast corner of the Trinity Alps. It is 8,091 feet… Continue Reading


Hike Whiskeytown by Moonlight Saturday

Clouds reflecting off Whiskeytown Lake

Experience the quiet beauty of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area while hiking with a ranger under the full moon’s soft silvery light on Saturday, August 13 from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. The program is limited to 20 people and arrangements can only be made by calling 242-3462 (Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.). The hike is about 3 miles round-trip … Continue Reading


In the Trinity Alps, Hiking Stoney Ridge in the Snow

People keep saying it is going to be late in the season before hikers can get into the high country this year. Too much snow. Not being the type to take other folks’ speculations as truth, I decided to see… Continue Reading

Whiskeytown’s Summer Programs Include Kayaks, History, More

Clouds reflecting off Whiskeytown Lake

For close to a century, visitors from around the world have participated in the rich tradition of attending ranger-led programs. Millions of visitors, whether seeking a greater awareness of nature, learning about our cultural history, or just looking for fun… Continue Reading