Trip Report

Backpacking the Lakes Trail Overnight to Pear Lake — Sequoia National Park, CA

Backpacking the Lakes Trail Overnight to Pear Lake — Sequoia National Park, CA

Only a six mile hike past an epic valley lookout and four gorgeous alpine lakes makes the Lakes Trail one of the most popular trails in Sequoia National Park

Backpacking Fontanillis Lake to Dicks Peak — Desolation Wilderness, CA

Backpacking Fontanillis Lake to Dicks Peak — Desolation Wilderness, CA

Only a 5 mile hike in, Fontanillis Lake is a quiet oasis that also offers access to Dicks Peak, a fun off-route scramble to its 9,974 ft summit.

Backpacking Minaret Lake — Mammoth, CA

Backpacking Minaret Lake — Mammoth, CA

Doable in a short weekend backpacking trip, Minaret Lake sits below the Minarets, some of the most dramatic peaks in the Sierra.

3 Day Jungle Trek Backpacking Corcovado National Park Costa Rica

3 Day Jungle Trek Backpacking Corcovado National Park Costa Rica

Planning a Corcovado backpacking trip is no straight forward task, so here are some tips I've gathered from our trip to help you plan

Hike Waipio Valley — Big Island, Hawaii

Hike Waipio Valley — Big Island, Hawaii

The hike down Waipio Valley to the black sand beach is not for the faint of heart, as it is the steepest road of its length in the US!

Hike Pololu Valley — Big Island, Hawaii

Hike Pololu Valley — Big Island, Hawaii

Our favorite hike on the Big Island, this short trail offers some of the best views of sheer coastal cliffs and lush rolling valley hills on the island

Akaka Falls Loop Hike — Akaka Falls State Park, Hawaii

Akaka Falls Loop Hike — Akaka Falls State Park, Hawaii

This nice walking trail in the Hilo region leads you through lush vegetation and eventually to several good viewpoints of the 442 foot tall Akaka Falls.

Hike to Cathedral Cove — Hahei, New Zealand

Hike to Cathedral Cove — Hahei, New Zealand

The arch at Cathedral Cove is a well-known spot, yet this beach is more than just a photograph and can be well enjoyed on a beautiful afternoon

Hiking Devils Punchbowl — Arthurs Pass NP, New Zealand

Hiking Devils Punchbowl — Arthurs Pass NP, New Zealand

A short walk to an impressive 430 foot waterfall cascading off the side of a canyon wall in Arthur's Pass National Park

Hiking Bobs Cove Track — Queenstown, New Zealand

Hiking Bobs Cove Track — Queenstown, New Zealand

This leisurely lakeshore walk to a pier and lookout over the crystal clear turquoise water was our favorite hike in Queesntown

Lake Marian Hike — Fiordland National Park, New Zealand

Lake Marian Hike — Fiordland National Park, New Zealand

This short hike to an alpine lake in a hanging valley was our favorite hike on our entire New Zealand trip.

Hooker Valley Hike — Aoraki/Mt. Cook NP, New Zealand

Hooker Valley Hike — Aoraki/Mt. Cook NP, New Zealand

Hooker Valley is a gorgeous hike past glacier lakes with incredible valley views, making it the best hike in Aoraki/Mt. Cook.

Roy's Peak Hike — Wanaka, New Zealand

Roy's Peak Hike — Wanaka, New Zealand

This strenuous hike climbs to a once in a lifetime view of Lake Wanaka and Mount Aspiring National Park.

Backpacking the High Sierra Trail in 6 Days

Backpacking the High Sierra Trail in 6 Days

I finally hiked the High Sierra Trail, a trip I've been dying to do for years! Those 6 days in remote backcountry absolutely blew me away.

High Sierra Trail Day 6 — Guitar Lake to Mt. Whitney

High Sierra Trail Day 6 — Guitar Lake to Mt. Whitney

The final day on the trail was an intense one from summiting Mt. Whitney to descending 6k+ feet, we can definitely say finished our trip with a bang!