There are unlimited hiking opportunities for you and
your canine best friend on the stunningly beautiful slopes of the Eastern
Sierra Nevada. Much of this range in central California is located within
National Forests, which allow dogs, and usually off-lead if under your
voice control. I have been hiking there every summer with Genevieve ever
since she was a puppy. Each year we revisit the known hikes and add one
or more new ones to our repertory. We'll describe five of our all time
favorites here. All of these hikes include access to one or more mountain
lakes and/or have proximity to a stream. Select any of the graphic or
text links to continue your exploration of Sierra Nevada hikes with a
Mount Whitney (view
from road just above campsite in Whitney Portal Campground).
Duck Pass (looking
down over Skelton Lake on the return from Duck Pass hike).
(Overlooking Lake George and Crystal Crag on hike to Crystal Lake)
Rock Creek. (Afternoon
clouds over Marsh Lake on Rock Creek hike).
Loop. (Shamrock Lake)
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