Backpacking: Big Pine Creek to Third Lake


Eastern Sierra, Hike Reports

It’s been awhile since I’ve been backpacking and I must admit – I missed my big Osprey backpacking pack.  I haven’t been since I summit Mt Whitney last August, so last week, I decided I was going back to the Eastern Sierras to backpack just for one night [6.7.16 – 6.8.16]… and talked my adventure […]

June 17, 2016

Upper Yosemite Falls, Struggles of a Winter Hike


Hike Reports, National Parks

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. […]

June 16, 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

I Conquered Mount Whitney [14,505 ft]


Eastern Sierra, Hike Reports

Two weeks ago [8.25.15] at 9 am, I summited Mt Whitney… and it was amazing!!  How many people can say that?  Well I’ve been told only 30% of hikers who attempt it will succeed in summiting.  I’ve never even thought about doing this until early this year.  I knew someone that went last year, and someone else […]

September 10, 2015

Temescal Canyon Hike


Hike Reports, LA / SoCal Trails

The world is your playground.  The trails are just maps holding potential adventures.  Enjoy it. [7.27.15] My friend and I planned a hike to Malibu to cliff jump, but since the weather was gloomy and humid, we opt to stay away from the bugs and went about hiking Temescal Canyon.  I’ve never been hiking without […]

August 7, 2015