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: […]

September 23, 2020

Intro to Packrafting


Eastern Sierra, Hike Reports

July 15-20, 2019Author: Tiffany Lin | Photographer: Mina Lee + Tiffany’s iPhoneLocation: Lake TahoeBoat Model: Rogue Lite If you know me, you’ll know I’m not much of a water person. I’m actually scared of the big, open water and can’t tolerate being in cold water very well. Two years ago, I went to a beginner’s […]

August 23, 2019

Tiff’s Personal Backpacking List


Gear Guide

If you read my previous backpacking guide post, here’s my personal gear list I use.  I love my gear and I love gear shopping and researching so I’d highly recommend the products I use… amongst so many others of course 🙂 I’m always open to new product recommendations so if you have anything really awesome […]

January 13, 2017

Beginners Backpacking Guide – Tips & Gear


Gear Guide

**Disclaimer:  This is a beginner’s backpacking guide according to MY EXPERIENCE AND OPINION.  I’m no expert – I’ve only been backpacking since summer 2015 but I want to share what I’ve learned for anyone else looking to transition from day hiking to overnight backpacking. This guide is to help you get started with planning and […]

January 12, 2017

Backpacking Havasupai


Hike Reports

Ultimate Guide for Getting Permits and Trip Planning for Beginners Hike to: Mooney Falls / Beaver Falls / Havasupai Trail:  Havasu Falls Trail Miles:  20 miles out & back (parking lot to Supai: 8 mi | Supai to Mooney Falls: 2mi) Time:  1 overnighter (started 7 am first day, finished 2:30 pm second day). Please note […]

December 16, 2016