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…

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….

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!”…

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…

Castle Rock State Park Hike

2/11/18 This was a short hike through Castle Rock State Park. I was inside all day and I needed to get out, so I took to the trails without planning to see where I was going, and just found out where I ended up. It was so nice and not crowded, even for an afternoon. I…