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

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 to work for it! I … 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

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

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 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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