The entire Dolomites mountain group is an enormous playground, full of routes, trails and paths. The Alto Adige-Trentino region, in north Italy, is the ideal destination for trekking enthusiasts. Trentino, situated in the bottom of the Italian Alps, is famous for the endless opportunities that offer to the trekkers. Since 1896 when the first trail ‘’Osvaldo Orsi’ was established, thus connecting the shelter of Pedrotti e Tosa with Tuckett's one, the mountain group of Dolomites di Brenta, in the north part of the Brenta peak, offers many kilometers of trails for different levels of ability.
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Backpacking / Trekking 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 backpacking 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 trail to Woodchuck Basin, which is located 1 mi/1.6 km east of Lake Alpine on Highway 4. You can camp around the meadow. 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.