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 Mount Eddy, Redding, California USA
Mount Shasta is inside Shasta – Trinity National Forest and the second highest volcano in the Cascade Range. On the west of Mount Shasta, Mount Eddy dominates the mountain range across the valley. It is a conifer forest with granite rocks, alpine lakes and many small streams, offering a different backpacking experience.
The trails are divided to short and medium. Short trails (15-45 minutes) are Box Canyon Dam and Trail, a ¾ mile trail, offering a wonderful view of the canyon and Castle Shore Trail, an easy ½ hour, 5 mi/8 km trail, with 6400 ft/1951 m elevation.
A medium hike (1-2 hours) is Castle Lake Trail, a 2-3 hour, 3 mi/4.8 km trail, with 6000 to 6200 ft/1829 to 1890 m elevation, which is strenuous at first and then moderate rocky path. When you pick a camping point, make sure that it has adequate water runoff and use plastic under your tent to stay dry.
If you go backpacking on early spring, prefer to camp on snow than on fragile damp areas of earth. Try to use an already used camping spot, so you won’t expand camping area. Watch out for bears, they are present in the wilderness, so hang your food away from the camp.
If you want to burn a campfire, do it only in established fire pits. Best season to go backpacking is from early April until late October, depending on weather conditions and snow.