JMT – Day 11 – Marie Lake to Piutte Pass Junction

August 13, 2014   It feels good to enjoy the sunrise without the usual morning rush. We have a relatively easy day on our schedule and we already bit part of it off… Continue reading

JMT – Day 10 – VVR to Marie Lake

August 12, 2014 From Vermillion Valley there are several possible ways how to rejoin the JMT. Our choice is the slightly longer yet more scenic Bear Creek trail. The other option would be… Continue reading

JMT – Days 8 + 9 – Silver Pass Lake to VVR

August 10 – August 11, 2014   We’re having a slow, lazy morning while waiting for the sun to dry our tent. It should be an easy day today with lots of downhill… Continue reading

JMT – Day 7 – Purple Lake to Silver Pass Lake

August 9, 2014 I have always loved the peacefulness of a morning in the wilderness. The way everybody stops to witness the rise of the new day, full of possibilities and wonder. We… Continue reading

Osprey Kestrel 48 Backpack

When it comes to backpacks I put my trust in Osprey. Backpacks is what they do and they know their trade well. I bought my very first Osprey day pack in 2005 and… Continue reading

JMT – Day 6 – Red’s Meadow to Purple Lake

August 8, 2014   We’re leaving Red’s Meadow at 8:00 a.m. It’s the latest start we had so far, but after hotcakes from the Cafe, our energy is soaring and for the first… Continue reading

Shepherd’s Pie

I first discovered Shepherd’s Pie some 15 years ago while visiting Scotland. It was a love at a first bite and naturally when the idea of creating our own backpacking meals stroke us,… Continue reading

JMT – Day 5 – Garnet Lake to Red’s Meadow

August 7, 2014 What a beautiful morning I keep thinking as we break from the comfort of our warm sleeping bags and crawl outside the tent where the first morning lights welcomes us.… Continue reading

Easy Chili

2 servings   1 Cup Dehydrated Beans 1.25 Cups Instant Rice 1 Cup Dehydrated Beef (appr. 1 lb fresh) 1/2 Cup Sun Dried Tomatoes 2 TBS Dried Onion 1 TBS Chili Powder 1/2… Continue reading

Mammut White Rose Boots

First of all let me tell you that I am absolutely thrilled with the comfort and stability these boots provide. I took them out of the box and off I went for a… Continue reading