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

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

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!

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!

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