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

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.

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 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!

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.

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.

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