Backpacking Duck Pass Trail


Eastern Sierra, Hike Reports

HIKE TO: Barney Lake, Duck Pass, Duck Lake, and Pika LakeTRAIL: Duck Pass TrailMILES: 5.6 miles one wayELEVATION GAIN: 1739 ftMAX ELEVATION: 10502 ftTIME: 2 days/ 1 night (or you can day hike it 3.5 hr one way)DATE I WENT: 9/1 – 9/2, 2018DIFFICULTY: moderate backpacking trailHIKE PERMIT: yes, wilderness permit required for backcountry campingLOCATION: […]

May 12, 2019

Mt Whitney: Day Hike vs. Overnight Hike


Eastern Sierra, Hike Reports

Mount Whitney 14,505 ft… It’s the tallest mountain in the continental US and I’ve been fortunate to summit it 3 times now as both day hikes and an overnight backpacking trip. I have been asked which one is better… so let me break it down for you. 2020 Permits: click to apply for the lotto from 2/1 until 3/15 […]

February 22, 2019

Backpacking: Big Pine Creek to Third Lake


Eastern Sierra, Hike Reports

HIKE TO: Big Pine Lakes to Third Lake & then some TRAIL: Big Pine Creek North Fork MILES: 14.54 miles out and back TIME: 3:41 hrs up, 3:29 DATE I WENT: 6/7/16 – 6/8/16 DIFFICULTY: moderate ELEVATION GAIN/ LOSS: 2471 ft HIKE PERMIT: yes PARKING PERMIT: no LOCATION: Eastern Sierra, Inyo National Forest It’s been […]

June 17, 2016

Mt. Whitney Hike Video


Eastern Sierra, Hike Reports

Video of our backpacking trip to Mount Whitney in August 2015!  It’s a little rocky because it was our first time shooting with the GoPro, but thanks Duy!  It includes footage from the Mobius Arch in Alabama Hills, as well as our journey on the Mount Whitney Trail, Lone Pine Lake, Trail Crest, Pinnacles, and of course […]

October 19, 2015