Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park

2019 Deadlines for CA Backpacking Permits You Don't Want To Miss

2019 Deadlines for CA Backpacking Permits You Don't Want To Miss

Here is a list of 2019 deadlines and permit dates you won’t want to miss in order to book your California Sierra backpacking trip

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 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!

High Sierra Trail Day 5 — Junction Meadow to Guitar Lake

High Sierra Trail Day 5 — Junction Meadow to Guitar Lake

Our 5th day was mostly spent climbing uphill nonstop up to Guitar Lake with hard-earned views of Kern Valley and the Kaweah Peaks in the distance

High Sierra Trail Day 4 — Moraine Lake to Junction Meadow

High Sierra Trail Day 4 — Moraine Lake to Junction Meadow

On day four of the High Sierra Trail, we descended down and into Kern Canyon with a relaxing and much-needed stop at Kern Hot Springs.

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

General Sherman Tree & Moro Rock - Sequoia Kings Canyon, CA

General Sherman Tree & Moro Rock - Sequoia Kings Canyon, CA

If you are only spending a short amount of time in Sequoia & Kings Canyon, these two stops get you big trees and jaw-dropping views.

Mitchell Peak Day Hike — Sequoia and Kings Canyon, CA

Mitchell Peak Day Hike — Sequoia and Kings Canyon, CA

Mitchell peak has one of the best 360 degree views of the Sierras in Sequoia Kings Canyon Park, easily accessible by a short 3 mile day hike

Backpacking Roads End to Paradise Valley — Sequoia and Kings Canyon, CA

Backpacking Roads End to Paradise Valley — Sequoia and Kings Canyon, CA

Paradise Valley is a great short backpacking trip in Sequoia and Kings Canyon. Starting at Road's End, the trail is also part of the famous Rae Lakes Loop.