Volcano National park is located at 30 mi/48 km in the southwest of Hilo Town in Hawaii. The park was established in 1916 and is a combination of unique ecosystems and diverse environments that range from the sea to the summit of the world's biggest volcano, Mauna Loa, as well as Kilauea which is the world's most active volcano.
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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.