Torres del Paine is located in Southern Patagonia and is one of the numerous spectacular national parks in Chile. It was created in 1959 and UNESCO has listed the location as a Biosphere Reserve since 1978. This place is a wanderland for hikers from all over the world.
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Extreme Hiking / Hiking in Woodbuck Basin Trailhead, Angels Camp, California USA
Near Bear Valley, on Highway 4 lies Lake Alpine about 50 mi/80.5 km from Angels Camp. Elevation of the lake is 7300 ft/2225 m. If you visit Lake Alpine, you should definitely go hiking on Woodchuck Basin Trailhead. The trail will take you to the top of a ridge, which divides the Mokelumne and Stanislaus River watersheds.
It is approximately a 1.5 – 2 mi/2.4 – 3.2 km hike to Woodchuck Basin, which is located 1 mi/1.6 km east of Lake Alpine on Highway 4. The moment you get out of the forest, you face the amazing view of the Sierra Nevada all the way to Yosemite. Especially in summer the scenery is breathtaking.
Alpine flowers are blooming throughout the summer along the trail. Sit down, eat something and enjoy the magnificent view of the mountains around Lake Tahoe to the north and Yosemite to the south.
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