Manaslu range, the ‘’spirit mountain’’, situated in the western Nepal on the border line between Nepal and Tibet, covers a 1663 km²/ 642 mi² area in the Mansiri Himal range of the Himalayas in the Gorkha District, Nepal. The conservation area starts at 600 m/1968 ft above sea level while Manaslu mountain at 8613 m/28257 ft altitude is listed in the eighth position among the highest mountain peaks worldwide.
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Backpacking / Trekking in Calaveras Big Trees State Park, Angels Camp, California USA
Near Bear Valley lies Ebbetts Pass, which is perfect for backpacking. Day hikes can vary from unstrained, quarter mile walks to full day excursions on strenuous mountain peaks. One of the best route is Calaveras Big Trees State Park. It is a 1.5 mi/2.4 km loop with smooth walking surface.
The north grove is close to the parking and has easy access. Some of the best things to see on that trail are the Empire State Tree, Big Stump, the Father of the Forest and Pioneer Cabin Tree. Empire State Tree has 18 ft/5.4 m diameter near its base. South Grove is a 3.5 mi/5.6 km, loop forest trail.
The elevation changes are 500 ft/152.4 m, gain and loss. Both of the trails begin with a moderate uphill climb. Bradley Grove trail is a 2.5 mi/4 km, loop forest trail. The elevation changes are 200 ft/61 m, gain and loss. The trail contains some huge sequoias and many younger trees that were planted in 1950’s.