Tag Archive: hiking

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

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

JMT – Day 4 – Lyell Canyon to Garnet Lake

August 6, 2014 There is no time for a warm up. The trail starts climbing out off the Lyell Canyon right away and the grade gives our calves a workout. It does not… Continue reading

JMT – Day 3 – Lower Cathedral Lake to Lyell Canyon

August 5, 2014 Will the weather ever give us a break, we wonder as we sit on picnic tables in front of Tuolumne Post office sorting our resupplies. We are not alone in… Continue reading

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 – 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

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