Hiking Mount Baldy: Tips for a Successful Summit

Tips for Hiking Mount Baldy Hiking Mount Baldy is a strenuous and wonderful experience. Over the years, I have seen the crowds grow substantially for those looking to hike Mount Baldy. I think it’s great that more people are getting … Continued

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

Two Weeks in New Zealand: A (Mostly) Complete Itinerary

Two Weeks in New Zealand Looking to spend two weeks in New Zealand? I’ve got a fantastic itinerary for you that will cover the North Island and the South Island – but, don’t expect to sit around doing nothing. You’ll have … Continued

San Gabriel Mountains: Hiking Mount Islip

Hiking the San Gabriel Mountains Mount Islip is a great option for hiking the San Gabriel Mountains of southern California. Lesser known than some of its cousin mountains, you can generally avoid the large crowds and enjoy a beautiful hike! … Continued

8 Tips for Backpacking Mount Whitney

Mount Whitney is the tallest mountain peak in the lower 48 states. At 14,505 feet, it stands in the Sierra Nevada mountain range right West of the small town of Lone Pine, California. Here are some tips to make sure your trip is absolutely amazing!

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.

Day 3 Backpacking to the Summit of 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!

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