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.

Backpacking Mount Whitney – The Back Route!

We started day 1 of our Mount Whitney backpacking trip towards New Army Pass (note, you can also take Cottonwood Pass – both will get you to the same place). The camping area we wanted by Lower Soldier Lake was supposedly just on the other side of the pass, and we were ready to go (HA! Idiots.)! There were some thunderclouds in the distance so we all discussed procedures if a storm came through (span out, get low, don’t be the highest point in your area, etc.) and away we went!

The 12 Biggest Lessons I learned From 12 Months of Adventures

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 Complete Backpacking Checklist for Your Backcountry Adventures

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

San Gabriel Mountains: Hiking the Mount Baldy Trail

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

Backpacking Tips for Beginners: 12 Things You’ll Learn from Your Backpacking Adventures

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

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