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 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!

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.

Top 15 Places to Eat and Drink in San Diego

Looking for the best places to eat and drink in San Diego? Look no further! Here are some of my favorite places – you don’t be disappointed.

Learning How to Dehydrate Food for Backpacking: V2

I’ve recently started dehydrating my own backcountry meals, but it hasn’t been easy. There has been a lot of trial and error, but it’s all well worth it! Here are some of the things I’ve learned about how to dehydrate your own food.

Gear Reviews: Camping Gear and Backpacking Gear

Looking for new gear, but not sure where to start? I’m here to help! Here is a list of some of my favorite (and least favorite) backpacking and camping gear – happy camping!

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