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
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
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.
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!
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