Category: Trail

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”

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”

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”

Big Pine Creek North Fork to Third Lake: John Muir Wilderness

Unfortunately this seems to be a very popular trail.  Please make sure that you practice Leave No Trace; we found a lot of trash here and there.  We found a couple campfires; it specifically says no campfires on this trail when you pick up… Continue Reading “Big Pine Creek North Fork to Third Lake: John Muir Wilderness”

Mt. Hawkins via Dawson Saddle – Angeles National Forest

**Originally hiked: October 18, 2018** Trail Data Mileage: 9.9 miles Elevation Gain: 2,100 feet Location: Angeles National Forest Type: Out-and-back Difficulty: Moderate What to Expect in this Guide Aside from the road being closed to the trailhead we planned on doing, we ended up… Continue Reading “Mt. Hawkins via Dawson Saddle – Angeles National Forest”

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… Continue Reading “John Muir Trail: 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… Continue Reading “John Muir Trail: Resupply Time”

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… Continue Reading “John Muir Trail: Announcement”