Blog – Hiking & Backpacking
Quick hikes through extended backpacking trips, follow my adventures through the mountains.
Feb 26, 2020
After a pretty spectacular sunrise at Lake Solitude, we trudged up the 2 miles and the 1600 feet and across the Paintbrush Divide.
Feb 24, 2020
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.
Feb 20, 2020
After a beautiful sunrise atop Hurricane Pass along the Teton Crest Trail, we dropped into the South Fork of Cascade Canyon to try to hunker down out of the wind and wait for the rest of our group to catch up.
Feb 18, 2020
When I first hiked the Teton Crest Trail in 2014, Hurricane Pass was unquestionably my favorite spot on the trail and one of the more impressive views I had thought I have ever seen.
Feb 14, 2020
had purposely planned our second day on the Teton Crest Trail to be one of the easier days because I knew we would still be getting our trail legs under us and because I knew the last two days would be the tougher ones.
Feb 12, 2020
After the storms finally subsided enough to get camp set up on Fox Creek Pass, just outside the national park boundary, they left an ethereal fog behind in their wake.
Feb 10, 2020
when I got the invite to backpack the Teton Crest Trail last summer, I jumped at the chance, even though I had already done most of the 32-mile trek back in 2014.
Feb 6, 2020
It was mid-July and the Colorado high country was finally thawing out from an incredibly wet and cold spring. Summer was halfway over and I had yet to get a backpacking trip under my belt.
Nov 23, 2018
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.
Nov 8, 2018
Hiking under the moonlight, I knew we had made quick work of the 3-miles of switchbacks traversing up the west side of Mount Whitney, but I was in serious disbelief as we topped out at Trail Crest well before sunrise.
Nov 1, 2018
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.
Oct 30, 2018
Waking up on our fifth morning, we were already a day ahead of schedule and still technically had that Guitar Lake rest day built-in, so we decided to break up that section with a night at Crabtree Ranger Station before continuing on the Guitar Lake.