8 Tips for Backpacking Mount Whitney

Mount Whitney is the tallest mountain peak in the lower 48 states. At 14,505 feet, it stands in the Sierra Nevada mountain range right West of the small town of Lone Pine, California. Here are some tips to make sure your trip is absolutely amazing!

Dehydrating Food for Backpacking: The Good Parts, and the Not-So-Good Parts

I’ve recently started dehydrating food for backpacking, and I absolutely prefer it over store bought meals. However, if you’re considering dehydrating food for backpacking, make sure you know what you’re getting yourself into! There are a lot of things to … Continued

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.

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.

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!

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

Learning How to Dehydrate Food for Backpacking: V1

Looking to dehydrate food for your backpacking trips? Here is V1 of my adventures with dehydrating my own backpacking meals! Why should you dehydrate food for backpacking yourself? On a recent backpacking trip to the Sequoia’s, a friend of mine pulled … 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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