A key to pre-hike training is the series of preliminary hikes with the completed backpack and, where possible, with the others participating in the actual hike.  The following training hikes were part of my training activities in Northern California in preparation for the Ireland trek.

Lafayette Reservoir – (Lafayette, CA)

Gateway to Canyon – (near Moraga, CA)

4th of July Lake – (near Silver Lake, CA)

Thunder Mountain Trail – (near Silver Lake, CA)

Cole Creek Lake – (near Silver Lake, CA)

Carson Pass to Schneider Cow Camp – (near Silver Lake, CA)

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