Backpacking

Backpacking Matlock Lake & Kearsarge Pass — Eastern Sierra Inyo NF, CA

Backpacking Matlock Lake & Kearsarge Pass — Eastern Sierra Inyo NF, CA

With it's incredible alpine views, Kearsarge Pass gives quick access to Kings Canyon from the Eastern Sierras, making it a perfect weekend backpacking trip.

North Fork Big Pine Creek (Summer) - Inyo NF, CA

North Fork Big Pine Creek (Summer) - Inyo NF, CA

One of the best backpacking trips in the Eastern Sierras, the North Fork Big Pine trail offers epic views of several turquoise alpine lakes below the Palisades

Thousand Island Lake, Ediza Lake, and Iceberg Lake Loop - Ansel Adams Wilderness, CA

Thousand Island Lake, Ediza Lake, and Iceberg Lake Loop - Ansel Adams Wilderness, CA

One of the most beautiful areas I've ever hiked, I feel like I could have spent days exploring the gorgeous basin and alpine lakes below the Minarets

North Fork Big Pine Creek (Spring) - Inyo NF, CA

North Fork Big Pine Creek (Spring) - Inyo NF, CA

For our first backpacking trip of the season, we decided on the North Fork of Big Pine Creek - a beautiful basin of glacier-fed lakes that I have been eagerly waiting to do. Once we got there, I could see why this was a popular destination - the impressive snow-capped peaks towering above all 9 beautiful lakes, great fishing, and ease of access make the North Fork the ideal Sierra hike.

Backpacking West Fork Oak Creek — Sedona, AZ

Backpacking West Fork Oak Creek — Sedona, AZ

Oak Creek has some of the best fall foliage in the area, and what better way to experience the vivid hues than to camp among the colorful trees?

Sabrina Lake to Hungry Packer and Moonlight Lakes — Inyo National Forest, CA

Sabrina Lake to Hungry Packer and Moonlight Lakes — Inyo National Forest, CA

Looking for a Sierra backpacking trail to a basin full of alpine lakes? The area around Sabrina Lake offers great fishing, flower meadows, and waterfalls

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.

Buckskin Gulch, Paria Canyon - Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Area, UT

Buckskin Gulch, Paria Canyon - Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Area, UT

Buckskin Gulch was like no other backpacking trip I've done - it was amazing to be in one of the longest slot canyons in the world.

Backpacking Mono Meadow to Lower Ottoway Lake - Yosemite NP, CA

Backpacking Mono Meadow to Lower Ottoway Lake - Yosemite NP, CA

Lower Ottoway lake is one of the prettiest lakes I have ever seen. Experience true wilderness and the best Yosemite scenery on this three day backpacking trip

Backpacking San Jacinto Peak to Strawberry Junction via PCT - San Jacinto SP, CA

Backpacking San Jacinto Peak to Strawberry Junction via PCT - San Jacinto SP, CA

Mt. San Jacinto is one of my favorite short backpacking trails in Southern California to experience true wilderness and isolation up in these mountains.

Backpacking the Grand Canyon to Ribbon Falls, AZ

Backpacking the Grand Canyon to Ribbon Falls, AZ

The Grand Canyon is a must do backpacking trip for any hiker. Bright Angel is a gorgeous campground, and our hike to Ribbon Falls is was the perfect day hike