I had a pretty good 2015, overall. There were ups, there were downs, but I definitely made the most of it! What’s important is that in each adventure, you learn something. I think in life we should continually be trying to learn everything we can – about ourselves, others, the world, life – all of it! Here are the 12 biggest lessons I learned in 12 months of adventuring.
The Ultimate Backpacking Gear list Having a backpacking gear list on hand as you’re packing is incredibly helpful. There won’t be stores down the road when you realize you’ve forgotten something in the backcountry! To avoid getting stuck in the … Continued
Looking to dehydrate food for your backpacking trips? Here is V1 of my adventures with dehydrating my own backpacking meals! Why should you dehydrate food for backpacking yourself? On a recent backpacking trip to the Sequoia’s, a friend of mine pulled … Continued
Hiking the Mount Baldy Trail in California Hiking the Mount Baldy trail is beautiful and challenging – it’s one of my favorites in all of Southern California. Every time I go, I’m blown away by how challenging it is, and … Continued
Up until about 2010, I was constantly searching for my own backpacking tips for beginners…because I was one! Before that, I went camping occasionally, traveled and snowboarded here and there, but my passion for the outdoors and adventure hadn’t really … Continued
Backpacking Sierra Nevada: Onion Valley Trailhead Looking for backpacking Sierra Nevada recommendations? Welcome! Most people hate the snow, but I love it. I couldn’t have asked for more than what we got backpacking in the Sierra Nevada range from the … Continued
Why Would Anyone Want to Trek to Everest Base Camp? A few years ago, someone turned me on to reading Jon Krakauer’s books. It started with Into Thin Air, then to Into the Wild, and finally onto Under the Banner … Continued