High Sierra Trail Day 3 — Hamilton Lake to Moraine Lake

High Sierra Trail Day 3 — Hamilton Lake to Moraine Lake

Our third day on the High Sierra Trail took us through a variety of terrains and set the record for the most elevation climbed - 4,000 ft!

High Sierra Trail Day 2 — 9 Mile Creek to Hamilton Lake

High Sierra Trail Day 2 — 9 Mile Creek to Hamilton Lake

Day 2 on the HST was a memorable one continuing with the best views of the Great Western Divide and my favorite camp site of the entire trip.

High Sierra Trail Day 1 — Crescent Meadow to 9 Mile Creek

High Sierra Trail Day 1 — Crescent Meadow to 9 Mile Creek

Our first day on the High Sierra Trail had no shortage of vast, exposed, and dramatic views of the impressive Great Western Divide.

How to Plan Transportation for the High Sierra Trail

How to Plan Transportation for the High Sierra Trail

Here I'll provide and review several transportation and shuttle options to help plan your High Sierra Trail through-hike backpacking trip

Hiking the Aspen Forests of Inner Basin Trail — Flagstaff, AZ

Hiking the Aspen Forests of Inner Basin Trail — Flagstaff, AZ

One of Flagstaff's best hikes, the Inner Basin Trail wanders through an extremely photogenic grove of beautiful white aspens.

Hiking Fossil Springs Trail to Toilet Bowl — Fossil Creek Wilderness, AZ

Hiking Fossil Springs Trail to Toilet Bowl — Fossil Creek Wilderness, AZ

The Fossil Creek Wilderness Area is an oasis destination attracting hikers, sunbathers, cliff-jumpers, and swimmers to its crystal clear water

Platypus GravityWorks Water Filter Review

Platypus GravityWorks Water Filter Review

This filter has easily become my favorite water filter system for its quick filtering and ease of use - these arms won't be pumping any more!

Backpacking Little Lakes Valley to Gem Lakes — Bishop, CA

Backpacking Little Lakes Valley to Gem Lakes — Bishop, CA

This flat trail spanning no less than 6 spectacular lakes in less than 5 miles makes for a leisurely hike with some of the best views in the Sierras

The Perfect Shasta County Weekend Getaway

The Perfect Shasta County Weekend Getaway

Only 4 hours from the Bay Area, the Shasta Cascade makes the perfect weekend getaway with its vast forests, numerous lakes, and snow-capped mountain views

Hiking to Heart Lake — Mt. Shasta, CA

Hiking to Heart Lake — Mt. Shasta, CA

It's not often you'll get to experience such scenic mountain views from just a short one mile hike. The views of Mt. Shasta are one of a kind from this memorable vista.

Mossbrae Falls Hike — Mt. Shasta, CA

Mossbrae Falls Hike — Mt. Shasta, CA

Mossbrae Falls, which looks like a magical curtain of cascading water, has to be one of the crown jewels in the Shasta area. 

Backpacking Duck Lake Pass Trail — Mammoth, CA

Backpacking Duck Lake Pass Trail — Mammoth, CA

Less than 10 miles roundtrip, the Duck Lake is the perfect overnight backpacking trip to experience classic Sierra lakes and mountains.