Located almost at 150 km/93 mi from Nairobi City, Mt. Kenya is located just south of the equator, offering three climbing routes, namely Naro-Moru, Sirimon and Chogoria. Mt. Kenya has magnificent cliffs and glaciers that protect the highest peaks. Highest peaks here are Batian at 5199 m/17057 ft, Nelion at 5188 m/17021 ft and Point Lenana at 4985 m/16355 ft.
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Backpacking / Trekking in Kennedy Meadows, Sonora, California USA
Trails are spread everywhere across the mountains. There is something for everyone in the Sonora Pass region, as there are all kind of trails, easy, intermediate and high elevation and also long day adventures. One of the best trails to go backpacking is Kennedy Meadows to Relief Reservoir.
It is a one way, 3 mi/4.8 km, moderate trail with elevation gain of 1000 ft/304.8 m. This trail takes you to the shores of Relief Reservoir. Begin your adventure at Kennedy Meadow. The first mile is an easy stroll, going through the meadow, where some episodes of “Little House on the Prairie”, a television creation by Michael Landon, were filmed.
After crossing a bridge, you begin a steep climb on a wide trail, carved out of the mountainside, right after the Relief Dam was being constructed in the early 1900’s. There is another bridge and steep climb, taking you past an old P G and E building. Not far away you find the area around the dam.
While continuing on the trail along the hillside high above the reservoir, you turn onto a use trail that leads to the dam. You can camp near the Lake or the Meadow.
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