JMT – Day 2 – LYV to Lower Cathedral Lake

August 4, 2014 Everything is damp, including my spirit, and my fingers are freezing. The sky is once again gray. This is not what I imagined waking up to on the first morning… Continue reading

JMT – Day 1 – Happy Isles to LYV

August 3, 2014 Here we are at Happy Isles. The trailhead sign marks our destination 211 miles away. It’s early in the morning and I don’t expect many people on the trail at… Continue reading

JMT – Lee Vining to Yosemite Valley

August 2, 2014 There are three shuttles that run to Yosemite every day; however only one of them go all the way to Yosemite Valley. The remaining two terminate at Tuolumne Meadows. So… Continue reading

JMT – Seattle to Lee Vining

August 1, 2014 The thought of another thru hike was lingering on our minds for quite a while. Ever since we completed the 93 miles Wonderland Loop in August of 2012 we had our… Continue reading

Mountain Hardwear Thorsun Jacket

  When choosing the right shell I find the fit extremely important. What I am looking for is a jacket that provides maximum freedom of movement without being too boxy or baggy, yet… Continue reading

Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 3

We took this tent on a variety of trips in the Cascades and recently also on a three-week long thru-hike of the John Muir trail. During these adventures we encountered large variety of… Continue reading

Eldorado Peak Attempt

June 21, 2014 – June 22, 2014 With yet another sunny weekend we cannot not pass the temptation of Eldorado. It means getting up at 4:30 a.m. in order to be at Marblemount… Continue reading

Ruth Mountain Climb

June 6, 2014 – June 7, 2014 The forecast seems promising, and I’m craving some North Cascades views. Ideas are flowing. In the end we decide for Ruth Mountain. Neither of us climbed… Continue reading

Rim to Rim to Rim

May 1, 2014 – May 3, 2014 Arriving at the South Rim Backcountry office, we hope for a 3 night permit in the Grand Canyon corridor. Permits for the day are already gone.… Continue reading

Havasu Falls Day 2 – trip to Beaver Falls

April 28, 2014 We have a relatively late start, crawling from out tents around 8:00 a.m., but with less than 6 miles to cover today, that is not an issue. Mile one is… Continue reading