Category: Hike

Kern River Trail: Kern County

“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.” – Norman Maclean *Originally hiked: March 25-26, 2022 Location Mileage Elevation Gain Type Kern County 8.91 miles  741 feet Out-and-Back   Permits, Directions & Weather Permits: Permits are not required on this… Continue Reading “Kern River Trail: Kern County”

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Misery Ridge Trail Loop: Smith Rock State Park

misery on the trail can bring happiness especially outside, remember why you’re out there. *Originally hiked: February 13, 2022 Webcams Maps, Books and Gear Recommendations Garmin inReach Mini2 – even though this park has service, it is still good to have a satellite communicator… Continue Reading “Misery Ridge Trail Loop: Smith Rock State Park”

San Gorgonio via South Fork Trail – San Bernardino National Forest

The miles you spend outside, only matter if you take it in and enjoy it *Originally hiked: May 8-9, 2021 Well we needed another hard backpacking trip under our belts for training for the John Muir Trail and what better than to do San… Continue Reading “San Gorgonio via South Fork Trail – San Bernardino National Forest”

Mt. Baldy Loop via Bear Canyon Trail

another great training hike, via a non-common route *Originally hiked: May 1, 2021 Followed by a great overnight training on Mt. San Jacinto, we decided to do the next tall peak as an overnighter too.  Plans changed and we only did 1 day, but… Continue Reading “Mt. Baldy Loop via Bear Canyon Trail”

Mt. San Jacinto via Deer Springs Trail

snow covered mountain, but needed a training hike *Originally hiked: April 17-18, 2021 In March earlier this year, we got permits to hike the John Muir Trail in June.  It was time to train and the only way to do so, was to hit… Continue Reading “Mt. San Jacinto via Deer Springs Trail”

Twin Lakes: Sequoia National Park

A calm before the storm in Sequoia *Originally hiked: Oct 24–25, 2020 This one was a good one about 2 years ago, right before a snow storm hit the area, we got one last backpacking trip in to a lake that is named after… Continue Reading “Twin Lakes: Sequoia National Park”

Convict Lake Backcountry – John Muir Wilderness

I have a confession to make.  I don’t usually like to do the same trail twice because there is just so much more trails out there to see.  But, this year I have returned a few times to the same trails, Convict Lake Backcountry… Continue Reading “Convict Lake Backcountry – John Muir Wilderness”

John Muir Trail: Day 3 & 4

A lighter climb day vs. completing the hardest pass day Day Miles Point A to Point B Elevation Gain Elevation Loss June 8  10.54 miles Just below Guitar Lake to Tyndall Creek 1,706 feet 1,909 feet June 9  13.37 miles Tyndall Creek to Vidette… Continue Reading “John Muir Trail: Day 3 & 4”

19 Eastern Sierra Lakes that You Have to Visit

Once upon a time in a land far far away, beyond where most Los Angeles dwellers would go, where the leaves rustle with the simplest of winds, where the lakes glisten when the sun hits them perfectly, where the wildflowers bloom after the snow… Continue Reading “19 Eastern Sierra Lakes that You Have to Visit”

John Muir Trail: Day 1&2

Finding our rhythm on the first couple days of the trail Day Miles Point A to Point B Elevation Gain Elevation Loss June 6 7.33 miles Whitney Portal to view of Consultation Lake 3,323 feet 67 feet June 7 11.27 miles Consultation Lake to… Continue Reading “John Muir Trail: Day 1&2”