Category: Backpacking

Mt. Baldy, Dawson Peak and Pine Mountain via Backbone Trail: Angeles National Forest

Most people who climb Mt. Baldy go via the Ski Hut Route and do not know that there are a few different ways up to Mt. Baldy, this one being the shorter way up, but not easier. Location Mileage Elevation Gain Type Angeles National Forest 8.2 miles…

My Picks – September 2018

That hammock you’ve always been waiting to relax in while wearing that jacket you won’t ever take off in a National Park. Check out my new picks this month!

My Picks – August 2018

That hammock you’ve always been waiting to relax in while wearing that jacket you won’t ever take off in a National Park. Check out my new picks this month!

John Muir Trail: Why We Opted Out of Doing the JMT!

It’s taken me a while to write this, because I’ve been in a funk since we decided to postpone doing the John Muir Trail this year. If you are just tuning in, this March I was awarded permits to do the John Muir Trail, a…

John Muir Trail: Day to Day Plan

The world’s big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.” ― John Muir — What to Expect in This Post —  Trail Talk – A little background of day-to-day plans and what might change it  Day to Day Plan…

John Muir Trail: Resupply Time

The world’s big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.” ― John Muir — Trail Talk — It’s been 5 years since I’ve put in for permits to go in August for the John Muir Trail. This…

John Muir Trail: Announcement

The world’s big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.” ― John Muir — Trail Talk — It’s been 5 years since I’ve put in for permits to go in August for the John Muir Trail. This…

Momyer Creek Trail – Falls Creek Trail Loop: San Gorgonio Wilderness

First day we ascended 1 mile vertical; make sure you train before doing this. The trail is in the San Gorgonio Wilderness; the area is a rare treasure only 75 miles away from congested Los Angeles. Location Mileage Elevation Gain Type San Gorgonio Wilderness…

High Sierra Trail: Crescent Meadow to 9 Mile Creek

“The High Sierra Trail has all the memory-making potential of a much longer hike, packaged into a job-friendly, one-week vacation. There is perhaps no better way to laterally cross the immense Sierra Nevada range on foot.” Zebulon Wallace Soon after I heard that my…

Copper Creek Trail to Grant Basin: Kings Canyon National Park

One of the first backpacking that keeps drawing me back to new trails Location Kings Canyon National Park Elevation Gain 5,320 feet Mileage 18.8 miles Type Out and back Background Copper Creek Trail lies at Road’s End inside Kings Canyon National Park. To enter…

Grand Canyon National Park: South Rim to Phantom Ranch

*Please note that some of the below links in this post are affiliate links. Location: Grand Canyon National Park Elevation Gain: 1800 feet Mileage: 35.6 miles Difficulty: Strenuous Type: Overnight Backpacking Plan far in advance Usually I begin with the background, this time I…

My Picks – January 2018

That hammock you’ve always been waiting to relax in while wearing that jacket you won’t ever take off in a National Park. Check out my new picks this month!