JMT Day 14: New Friends, Old Friends, Wet Boots

8/7/2018 Foot of the Golden Staircase –> Lake Marjorie We woke up around 4:30 and quickly packed up (it was a lot faster for the other guys because they didn’t have a tent to put away!) I had a quick breakfast, some cheerios, and an energy bar and drank some water, then we headed towards…

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.

Hiking Mt. Umunhum

Mt. Umunhum State Park is one of the newest trails available to hike in the Bay Area! It opened in 2017 after much construction. Unfortunately, I was not following the reconstruction so I was not able to be there for the opening day, but I have seen the iconic cube-shaped tower on the top and…

Hiking Mission Peak

Mission Peak was one of the first hiking destinations I heard about when I moved to the Bay Area in January 2017. Event non-hikers would tell me about it. I got a huge range of reactions to it, from “it’s the hardest hike I’ve ever done,” to “it’s super easy, a really great warm up!”…