Tag Archive: backpacking

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

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

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

Havasu Falls Day 1

April 27, 2014 Standing at the Hualapai Hilltop we are admiring the vast barren canyon as it opens in front of us. Prominent cliffs of Coconino Sandstone are met here with red tones… Continue reading

Sahale Camp

6/29/2013 – 6/30/2013 It’s early on Saturday morning and we are on our way to North Cascades, planning to finally take Eldorado off our list. The forecast for the weekend looks promising, 20%… Continue reading

Hidden Lake Peak, 9/15-2012 – 9/16/2012

WOW would be an understatement for the sight of stars covering the sky as far as the eye could see as we stepped out of the lookout after a delicious dinner consisting of… Continue reading