Tag: 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!

20 Things to Do in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

For about 10 years now, we have been going to Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks for Memorial Day and random weekend trips. Sometimes I forget that on the other side of the Eastern Sierras there is the Western Side which is just as…

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…

Trail Food: To-Go Wrap

Making a wrap is one of my most favorite things to do these days for one-night backpacking trips or day hikes; you can even make this for work any day – I do, at least once a week. *Note: Not a lightweight meal, but so nice to have…

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…

10,000 Feet Peaks in Southern California

— New Challenge — I’ve always been trying to figure out a good challenge to take on. I have a ton of training above 10,000 feet I need to do because I have two major hikes this year including two peaks above 14,000 feet….

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…

Awarded Top 100 Hiking Blog

— Awarded — I’d like to announce that I have been hand chosen as one of the Top 100 Hiking Blogs on Feedspot. Feedspot is a content reader for reading all your favorite websites in one place. Thank you to feedspot for taking a chance and taking…

Trail Food: Tacos at 10,000 Feet

If you’re not above 10,000 feet and haven’t hiked at least 6 miles to get there then don’t even think about making these awesome tacos! *Note: Not a lightweight meal — Trail Food Talk — No, it wasn’t Taco Tuesday when we decided that we…