Category: Hike

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…

Silvretta-Stausee to Wiesbadenerhutte – Austria

An Austrian Alps Snowshoe Adventure Location: Silvretta Alps, Austria Elevation Gain: 2,250 feet Mileage: 17.2 miles Difficulty: Moderately Difficult Type: Snowshoe Background Berggasthof Hotel Piz Buin and Wiesbadenerhutte are high alpine mountain huts. Mountain huts are generally in the mountains and are only accessible…

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!

Mt. Whitney – Inyo National Forest

Mt. Whitney, tallest mountain of the lower 48 is not a hike to be taken lightly. You don’t just wake up and say, hey I think I’m going to hike Mt. Whitney today. Why? Because you shouldn’t! I’ve climbed the summit twice and put together a guide that can help you plan out your adventure if you choose to climb it.

Cactus to Clouds – Palm Springs to Mt. San Jacinto

Where: Mount San Jacinto State Park Mileage: 23 miles Difficulty: Strenuous Elevation gain: 10,400 ft Type: Out-and-to tram Cactus to Clouds isn’t just some hike you wake up and say I feel like hiking 23 miles today. Do not consider this hike unless you…

Beyond Limits on Foot: 2017 Picks

Pack up some necessities for a hike. Light up your adventure and take some footage. Bring some snacks. Take a seat or lay around while you let your loved ones know your safe. Charge your electronics while your food cooks and have a refreshing…

Pear Lake Ski Hut – Sequoia National Park

Where: Sequoia National Park Mileage: 12.9 miles Elevation gain: 3000 ft Difficulty: Difficult Type: Out-and-back Background Pear Lake Ski Hut (also called “Pear Lake Ranger Station”) is a small ski hut nestled 6 miles deep off the highway in Sequoia National Park near Wolverton….

Pine Creek to Honeymoon Lake – Inyo National Forest

Where: Inyo National Forest Mileage: 12 miles, option to do Pine Creek & Italy Passes adding 19 miles Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult Elevation gain: 3000 ft to Honeymoon Lake Type: Out-and-back To get to the trailhead: Coming from Los Angeles from the 14 take…

My Picks – May 2017

1. REI Co-op Sit Pad > >>that pad you buy in order to not sit on a hard surface on your hike There’s been plenty of times that I have been on backpacking trips and have to either bring out my mattress from the…

Monarch Lakes – Sequoia National Park

Where: Sequoia National Park Mileage: 11.2 miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation gain: 3000 ft Type: Out-and-back   To get to the trailhead: From Visalia take the 198 East for 31.5 miles. Turn right onto Mineral King Road. It is not easy to find, but if…