JMT Day 9: Friends, Fish, and Fire

8/2/2018 VVR –> Bear Creek Despite going to bed late I still woke up early, I guess I was eager for that shower! I packed up my tent and got my stuff together and headed for the shower. They had a basket of various unwanted shower items near the door that anyone could use. I…

JMT Day 8: Finding Steak and Ice Cream in the Backcountry

8/1/2018 Silver Pass Lake –> VVR I woke up early and took my time in the morning so my tent and things that had gotten wet in the rain could dry and my phone and InReach could get all charged up before I got going. The sky was clear with only a few clouds and…

JMT Day 7: Rain Rain Go Away

7/31/2018 Duck Pass –> Silver Pass Lake I woke up pretty early and started on up the trail. There was a big uphill right at the beginning of my day, which was kinda rough but it was nice to get it over with before the sun came out too much. (although as I said before,…

JMT Day 6: Quack Quack or Bust

7/30/2018 Gladys Lake –> Duck Pass I woke up early and got going, eager to get to Red’s Meadow as soon as possible. Most people have cell service here, but I discovered when I dropped off my resupply that I did not. But I could pay $8 for a bus ride down into Mammoth, where…

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 -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. 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.

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…