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Eastern Sierra Hike Reports

Matterhorn Peak: My First Time Winter Mountaineering and Snow Camping

HIKE TO: Matterhorn Peak TRAILHEAD: Twin Lakes MILES: 12.6 miles TIME: 3d/2n DATE I WENT: Feb 26-28, 2021 DIFFICULTY: that depends if you’re scared of heights like me I guess ELEVATION: 12,285 ft ELEVATION GAIN: 5798 ft PERMIT: yes LOCATION: Hoover Wilderness, Eastern Sierra *photos in collab with Chris Brinlee Jr* NOTE: I lost my […]

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Gear Guide Hike Reports

Snow Hiking Basic Safety Guidelines

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 […]

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Hike Reports National Parks

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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Hike Reports

Tennis Time

I miss it.  It has been awhile since I played tennis.  I specifically remember the last time I played too — Black Friday.  & I played terribly that night.  Before that was another month or so.  But today, I think I played very well, especially considering the weather.  LA has been ridiculously chilly this winter […]

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