National Parks

Hike Death Valley’s Telescope Peak in the Winter

Telescope Peak in Death Valley is a great hike option in the winter if you’re looking for an accessible high-altitude hike (11,046 ft) in California. There is snow on the trail but the elevation gain is moderate. Read more to learn why you should hike Telescope Peak in the winter instead of other seasons.

Hike South Mt Hawkins

HIKE TO: South Mount Hawkins TRAIL: Windy Gap Trail > South Mt Hawkins Trail > Hawkins Ridge Trail MILES: 9.33 miles TIME: 3:40 hrs DATE I WENT: 11/10/19 DIFFICULTY: easy ELEVATION: 7760 ft ELEVATION GAIN/ LOSS: 1943 ft HIKE PERMIT: no PARKING PERMIT: yes, adventure pass LOCATION: Angeles National Forest, Los Angeles/ Southern California Day …

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Bryce Canyon National Park in the Winter

Top 4 Hiking Trails & Viewpoints to See When Visiting Bryce Canyon in the Winter Bryce Canyon National Park is very different in the Summer and Winter; in fact, Winter is the only time I absolutely love visiting this national park. It’s less crowded and looks like a magical fairytale winter wonderland with the contrast …

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Lakes Trail to Pear Lake, Sequoia National Park

HIKE TO: Heather Lake, Aster Lake, Emerald Lake and Pear Lake TRAIL: The Lakes Trail MILES: 12.4 miles (15.4 miles according to my tracker) TIME: 1 night (3:30 hr in, 3:45 hr out) DATE I WENT: 10/13/18 – 10/14/18 DIFFICULTY: moderate  ELEVATION: 9629 ft  ELEVATION GAIN/ LOSS: 2625/423 ft  HIKE PERMIT: yes for overnight camping LOCATION: …

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Patagonia (Trip Guide to Exploring Chile & Argentina)

I spent about 2 weeks exploring Patagonia which is the minimum amount of time recommended to me. I went at the end of the summer season and had amazing, almost perfect, weather! The weather is can be unpredictable there so you want to make sure to leave some extra days in case things don’t go as …

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Rae Lakes Loop, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park

[October 27 -30, 2017] HIKE TO: RAE LAKESTRAIL: RAE LAKES LOOPMILES: 41.4 MILESTIME: 3.5 DAYSDATE I WENT: 10/27 – 10/30, 2017DIFFICULTY: MODERATE BACKPACKING TRIPHIKE PERMIT: YESLOCATION: KINGS CANYON & SEQUOIA NATIONAL FOREST Rae Lakes Loops is one of those multi-day trails you dream to hike, but never really do. Last Fall, I got the chance …

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Upper Yosemite Falls, Struggles of a Winter Hike

Hike summary: ♦ Trail:  Upper Yosemite Falls Trail ♦ Distance:  7.4 miles ♦ Time:  6 hrs 15 mins (including breaks) ♦ Elevation Gain:  2,926 ft (max: 6,961 ft) ♦ Difficulty Level: strenuous (tallest waterfall in Yosemite National Park) Winter hikes are really a wondrous things… trails are less busy, everything is white, and the experience is completely different than a summer/spring hike. …

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