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

Everest Base Camp Trek Days 9-11 – Gorak Shep to Lukla

Our Mount Everest Base Camp trek had been the adventure of a lifetime so far. In spite of a huge snow storm, we managed to make it successfully to base camp and stare at the glory that is Mount Everest. … Continued

How to Train for your First Ragnar in 11 steps

There are two types of Ragnar races. One is a through road relay race, where you get a team and some vans to follow and you relay race from one place to another. For example, there’s one that goes from Long Beach to San Diego. You’ll see these painted white vans chasing after people in costume as they run along.

The other type of Ragnar is like the one I just did in Snowmass. Instead of going from one place to the next, you camp out and do trail loops that all start and end at the same relay station.

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!

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!

Everest Base Camp Trek Day 8 – Lobuche to Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp!

Trek to Everest Base Camp! Day 8 of my trek to Everest Base Camp was both an exciting and somber day. We were all stoked because today our trek would take us to Everest Base Camp…finally…but sad because Sarah would … Continued

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