Hiking & Backpacking

Blog – Hiking & Backpacking

Quick hikes through extended backpacking trips, follow my adventures through the mountains.

Teton Crest Trail, Day 4 – Sunrise at Lake Solitude

Teton Crest Trail, Day 4 – Sunrise at Lake Solitude

The problem with this Paintrush-sunrise plan was that I really did not want to get up at 3 a.m. to hike this section alone and everyone else in my group thought I was straight crazy for thinking that this was a good idea.

The Best Photography Spots Along the High Sierra Trail in Sequoia National Park

The Best Photography Spots Along the High Sierra Trail in Sequoia National Park

When I’m backpacking, I usually enjoy doing little-to-no work once I’ve reached and set up camp. Because of this, there were times during my once-in-a-lifetime High Sierra trip where I didn’t even go out and shoot during the golden hours, usually using the excuse of being too tired to wander around.

High Sierra Trail Day 6 – Crabtree Ranger Station to Guitar Lake

High Sierra Trail Day 6 – Crabtree Ranger Station to Guitar Lake

The High Sierra Trail continued for a bit through the same, dried up forest we encountered the previous day, but as we approached treeline, the landscape gave way to familiar soaring alpine habitats with trickling creeks, grassy tussocks, soggy meadows, and occasional tarns.