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…..

MTR Resupply Drop Off and Car Troubles

When hiking the JMT, many hikers opt to send their food to resupply points along the trail so they don’t have to carry 20+ days of food with them. Makes sense to me! The most popular resupply points are Red’s Meadow, Vermillion Valley Resort (VVR) and Muir Trail Ranch (MTR). The prices for sending and…

Solar Panel Unboxing Video!

  Today I unboxed my solar panel! It is going to be so great to not have to worry about powering my devices while I am out on the trail! Check out my video below! (Warning: I have never done an unboxing before, bear with me) You can get the same solar panel I did,…

Mt. Diablo Summit (Success!)

You may remember my first attempt at summiting Mount Diablo, I was underprepared and made a decision to turn around, something I was disappointed that I had to do, but overall it was the best decision for me at the time.

Mt. Diablo, or When It Is Ok To Fail

I attempted to summit Mt. Diablo and found out the hard way that it is not that smart to try to hike 13+ miles in 100+ degree heat, while starting at 3pm and not eating much except for a few cookies. Who knew right? As I said, I started pretty late in the afternoon, and…

Mt. Tamalpais

I started out my day a lot later than I had planned, and I was worried about having to hike back in the dark, but fortunately, that didn’t happen. I started at the Stinson Beach trailhead, there was a dirt parking lot that still had spots open even at 10am, which was exciting! (And took…

Buzzard’s Roost

4/7/18 This was just a quick out and back trip to Buzzard’s Roost. There were some really gigantic trees, which makes sense with the trail being in a redwood forest.   It had just rained the day before, so everything was damp and bright green and gorgeous! It was also kind of drizzly on the…

Switchback Showcase!

Hi everyone! I am so excited to be partnering with the filmmakers behind The High Sierra Trail Documentary! This is an awesome documentary about the history of the High Sierra Trail. It is part history lesson, part adventure film, and ALL entertainment. If you want to see it for yourself, and you live in the…