Mineral King Backpacking: Mosquito Lakes

Mineral King Backpacking |Sequoia National Park Mineral King backpacking is easily one of my favorites in Sequoia National Park, and even in all of California. Less crowded than it’s brother, Kings Canyon, but also more difficult to get to, Mineral … Continued

Backpacking Sequoia National Park: Franklin Lakes in Mineral King

Backpacking Sequoia National Park | Franklin Lakes For Backpacking Sequoia National Park, The Mineral King area is easily one of my favorite places to go, and really even in all of California. Less crowded than its brother, Kings Canyon, but … Continued

Group Travel Tips: How to Travel with a Group – and Still Stay Friends

Traveling alone is cool in its own way, but so is group travel! However, traveling with friends can be difficult and can even lead to rifts in those friendships that could otherwise be avoided. Don’t fall victim – here are … Continued

Everest Base Camp Trek Days 9-11 – Gorak Shep to Lukla

Our Mount Everest Base Camp trek had been the adventure of a lifetime so far. In spite of a huge snow storm, we managed to make it successfully to base camp and stare at the glory that is Mount Everest. … Continued

Dehydrating Food for Backpacking: The Good Parts, and the Not-So-Good Parts

I’ve recently started dehydrating food for backpacking, and I absolutely prefer it over store bought meals. However, if you’re considering dehydrating food for backpacking, make sure you know what you’re getting yourself into! There are a lot of things to … Continued

Day 4 Backpacking to Mount Whitney – The Back Route!

Day 4 of our Mount Whitney trek was really quite simple, but we had reached the summit, we were tired, and we were ready to be off the mountain – it was no longer about taking pictures and enjoying our beautiful surroundings.

What Gear Do I Need for Backpacking?

Getting started with backpacking can be tricky, and expensive. It’s best to plan early, and keep your eyes on the sales! Here is a list of important starter gear to consider.

Day 3 Backpacking to Mount Whitney – The Back Route!

Day 3 was the day we would finally make it to the summit of Mount Whitney, but not without a lot of effort to get there. The last 2 days had been excruciatingly long and arduous, and we knew today would be no easier, but this was the point of our whole trip – to make it to the summit!

Day 2 Backpacking to Mount Whitney – The Back Route!

Today’s hike to Guitar Lake, and towards Mount Whitney, was beautiful, but rough. Real rough. In a completely different way from the day before. Rough enough that we barely took any photos, and all I can imagine is that we were just far too tired to care.

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