Tag: hiking

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”

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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”

Robinson Lake via Onion Valley: Inyo National Forest

Robinson Lake is one of the closer lakes by hiking in the Eastern Sierras, but little did we know that it was one of the steeper trails we’ve ever done.  The elevation gain is 1,350 feet in 1.4 miles.  To say the least that… Continue Reading “Robinson Lake via Onion Valley: Inyo National Forest”

15 Items That Always Go In My Hiking Backpack

Thursday evenings are mostly spent finishing packing my backpack for an adventure for the weekend.  I usually begin packing earlier in the week, some of my stuff is even packed from another trip; but this helps me decide if I need to make a… Continue Reading “15 Items That Always Go In My Hiking Backpack”

VENTURE 4TH Ultralight Sleeping Pad Review

Where I Used It The past couple of weekends I had the pleasure of taking a new VENTURE 4TH Ultralight Sleeping Pad to test out on my backpacking trips. Usually on these quick one night backpacking trips I only take my Thermarest Z-Lite pad,… Continue Reading “VENTURE 4TH Ultralight Sleeping Pad Review”

Eagle Rock via Santa Ynez Canyon Trail – Santa Monica Mountains

Originally hiked:  6/2/2019 This past weekend I went on a solo hike in our backyard mountains to Eagle Rock.  Haven’t been hiking The last time I went hiking was Baden-Powell about a month ago which I haven’t written a blog yet, but I did… Continue Reading “Eagle Rock via Santa Ynez Canyon Trail – Santa Monica Mountains”

Backpacking Gear Ideas

Backpacking season is just around the corner, so I thought I’d put together a list of some of my favorite gear for my backpacking trips.  I have some of the “big stuff” as I call it and “the gadgets”.  The big stuff are some… Continue Reading “Backpacking Gear Ideas”

27 Essential Gift Ideas for Hikers & Backpackers

A couple of days ago, I put out a quick guide out of 10 Gift Ideas Under $25 for Hikers & Backpackers.  If you are on a budget be sure to take a look at that article. If you have ever been hiking or backpacking, you… Continue Reading “27 Essential Gift Ideas for Hikers & Backpackers”

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”

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… Continue Reading “Mt. Baldy, Dawson Peak and Pine Mountain via Backbone Trail: Angeles National Forest”