JMT Day 5: A Wrong Turn and Some Extra Miles

7/29/2018 Rush Creek –> Gladys Lake The night passed uneventfully. I woke up really early and had a quick no-cook breakfast of Cheerios and an energy bar. Jeff wasn’t awake and I packed up my campsite pretty quickly and left. To add to the list of “things that suck about being a solo female hiker”…

JMT Day 4: My First Real Pass. Can’t Turn Back Now!

7/28/2018 Lyell Canyon –> Rush Creek I woke up a bit early, I had some weird dreams that left me feeling pretty uncomfortable and homesick so I tried to go back to sleep and reset the beginning of my day. Apparently it worked, because I didn’t wake up again until eight. I felt a bit…

JMT Day 1 – Post Apocalyptic Yosemite

7/25/2018 Happy Isles –> Little Yosemite Campground I had planned on waking up early to get a head start since I was a little bit behind, but I ended up waking up at almost 7! Not the early start that I had hoped for, but at the same time, I didn’t really have that far…

JMT Day 0: Don’t Feed The Squirrels! Pack Out Your Trash!

7/24/2018 Mammoth –> Yosemite Valley I woke up early and eager to go! I was worried about rain because of the hail storms the night before but had a dry night! I packed up camp and headed into Yosemite Valley. The drive was about two and a half hours, and I didn’t run into any…

JMT Day -1: Hitchhikers, bears & chilies oh my!

Today is the day! I woke up too early (around 4) and decided to go back to sleep and get rest/enjoy my bed while I still could. I woke up again around 8 and after gathering and double checking the last of my gear and supplies, I packed it all into my car and…..

Mt. Sizer- Through Rain, Hail, and Hills

Hello! As you may know, I am preparing for my JMT hike this summer. I have recently picked up some gear and I wanted a nice gentle backpacking trip to test out some gear and get out into nature. I read about Mt. Sizer and thought that it would work perfectly for what I wanted….

Pinnacles High Peaks Trail

2/25/18 This was the first time I visted The Pinnacles National Park! I will definitely be back. This park is totally beautiful and not too crowded, it is one of the smaller and newer national parks, so I can see why it is not as crowded. The drive out there was about an hour and a…