California Ghost Towns: St. Louis
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California Ghost Towns: St. Louis

It took me a while to find St. Louis as there is, unfortunately, little left of this once-thriving town to lead one to it. To get here (on the road leading to Howland Flat which one picks up a little outside of La Porte) travel for about a mile past the St. Louis Bridge up … Continue reading


Norman Clyde

John Muir, Clarence King, Royal Robbins. The history of Sierra Nevada mountaineering and rock climbing is filled with legendary names and legendary feats. But when stories get passed around a campfire on cold nights at high elevations, one name towers above them all: Norman Clyde. Simply put, anyone who stands atop a Sierra peak is … Continue reading