Hike Mammoth Crest to Deer Lakes

Eastern Sierra, Hike Reports

HIKE TO: Deer Lakes, Duck Lake, Pika Lake, Barney Lake TRAIL: Mammoth Crest to Duck Pass MILES: 16.44 miles TIME: 7:17 hrs moving time (1 night) DATE I WENT: 7/4/20 – 7/5/20 DIFFICULTY: moderate ELEVATION: 11254 ft ELEVATION GAIN/ LOSS: 3748 ft HIKE PERMIT: yes for overnight backcounty camping, no for day hikes PARKING PERMIT: […]

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REI Labor Day Sale 2020: Shop My Favorite Items

Gear Guide, Hike Reports

It’s that time of the year again… the REI Labor Day Sale is here through Sept 7, 2020! REI usually has many of my favorite gear on sale but not so much this time around… listed below the gear, clothes, and snacks I use and love if you want to check it out! This is […]

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Parker Lake

Eastern Sierra, Hike Reports

HIKE TO: Parker Lake TRAIL: Parker Lake Trail MILES: 3.73 miles out and back TIME: 1:23 hrs DATE I WENT: 6/28/20 DIFFICULTY: easy ELEVATION: 8341 ft ELEVATION GAIN/ LOSS: 720 ft HIKE PERMIT: no for day hikes, yes for overnight PARKING PERMIT: no LOCATION: Eastern Sierra/ Inyo National Forest/ Ansel Adams Wilderness Parker Lake Trail […]

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Resource Guide for How to Plan An Epic Backpacking Trip

Gear Guide, Hike Reports, Travel Tips

How do you find this spot? What do you use to track your hikes? How do I download a track? How do you check the weather for your camp location? What gear do you recommend? These are questions I get asked often and although the answers may seem like common knowledge to veteran hikers, I […]

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Hike South Mt Hawkins


Hike Reports, LA / SoCal Trails, National Parks

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 […]

February 29, 2020

Bryce Canyon National Park in the Winter


Hike Reports, National Parks

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 […]

January 30, 2020

Hidden Pinyon Overlook in Snow Canyon State Park


Hike Reports

HIKE TO: Hidden Pinyon TRAIL: Hidden Pinyon Trail MILES: 1.69 mi TIME: 1 hr DATE I WENT: 12/15/19 DIFFICULTY: easy  ELEVATION: ft  ELEVATION GAIN/ LOSS: 146 ft  HIKE PERMIT: no ENTRANCE FEE/ PARKING: yes PET FRIENDLY: no LOCATION: Snow Canyon State Park, St. George, Utah If you’re short on time but want to get in […]

January 18, 2020

Snow Hiking Basic Safety Guidelines


Gear Guide, Hike Reports

Pack list for beginner snow hikers (day hikes only) + basic safety tips If you’re new to snow hiking and not sure where to start… we’ve all been there. The two questions I got the most from snow hikes are: wasn’t it cold & did you have microspikes… so I’ve prepared a winter day hike […]

January 8, 2020

Best of 2019 Hikes


Hike Reports

2019 has been a year filled with lots of new adventures along with some old favorite trails. I’ve put together a list of my top 9 hikes from 2019 according to the Top 9 posts you guys liked the most this past year. Blanca Lake, Washington Henry M Jackson Wilderness Area in the Cascade MountainsThe […]

December 30, 2019

Snow Hike to Smith Mountain Saddle


Hike Reports, LA / SoCal Trails

HIKE TO: Smith Saddle (the saddle before Smith Mountain) TRAIL: Upper Bear Creek Trail MILES: 5.98 mi TIME: 4:05 hr total time, 3:18 hr moving time DATE I WENT: 11/30/19 DIFFICULTY: easy  ELEVATION: 4291 ft  ELEVATION GAIN/ LOSS: 982 ft  HIKE PERMIT: no LOCATION: San Gabriel Mountains in Angeles National Forest, California This past Thanksgiving […]

December 19, 2019

How I Can Afford to Travel


Road Trips, Travel Tips

Tips to Roadtrip on a Budget How do you afford your lifestyle? Where do you get the money for your trips? Do you come from money or have a sugar daddy? How do you get sponsored for your trips? As you can imagine, these are the questions I get all the time and the answer […]

November 8, 2019