One of the most magnificent places on earth is the Himalayas mountain range. And one of the best treks on the planet is the Annapurna Circuit trail. Located in central Nepal, Annapurna massif hosts six major mountain peaks of over 7200 m/23620 ft altitude while the highest of all stands at 8091 m/26545 ft above sea level.
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Extreme Hiking / Hiking in Squaw Valley Ski Resort, Tahoe City, California USA
In 2012 it joined forces with Alpine Meadows, offering access to 6000 ac/24.28 km², 43 lifts and over 270 trails. Squaw Valley is the perfect place for hiking. You can choose from a variety of trails. Ride the Aerial Tram to High Camp. Climb to the weathered abutments at the top of Squaw Peak and make a visit to the historic Watson Monument at the Emigrant Park.
Another option is to meander through the beautiful meadows, feel the intoxicating smell of the wildflowers and enjoy the panoramic vistas of breathtaking landscapes of Squaw’s upper mountain. Trails are easy to moderate and moderate to difficult.
Easy to moderate trails are free guided hikes about 1.5 mi/2.4 km long, High Camp Loop about 1 mi/1.6 km long, High Camp to the top of the Gold Coast Chairlift about 1 mile long and High Camp to the top of the Newport Chairlift about 1.5 mi/2.4 km long and 460 ft/140.2 m elevation gain.
Moderate to difficult trails are High Camp to the top of the Emigrant Chairlift about 1.5 mi/2.4 km long and 500 ft/152.4 m elevation gain, High Camp to the top of the Squaw Peak about 2.2 mi/3.5 km long and 600 ft/182.8 m elevation gain, High Camp to Shirley Lake & down Shirley Canyon about 4 mi/6.4 km long and Thunder Mountain Trail about 4.5 mi/7.2 km long.
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