Tag Archive: outdoor

6/18/17 – The Long Way to Reno

Day 56 Miles: 0 “We can get a ride to Bishop,” Dave said. “Maybe all the way to Reno. I’m going to find out details.” It was 8:30 on Sunday morning and my… Continue reading

6/17/17 – Headaches

Day 55 Miles 0 I mentioned once before that there is not much rest to be had during rest days. Lone Pine turned out to be our busiest zero day yet. We rose… Continue reading

6/16/17 – So Long Sierra

Day 54 Miles: 735.27 to 745 The sun rose above the horizon and colored our morning with red hues. The alpenglow was especially beautiful on the rugged bark of surrounding trees and the… Continue reading

6/15/17 – Of Bugs and Views

Day 53 Miles: 719.00 to 735.27 Ancient trees, fabulous rock formations, and snow capped peaks in the distance. That’s a quick summary of today. And mosquitoes. I can’t forget the mosquitoes. They were… Continue reading

6/14/17 – The Lovely Sound of Water

Day 52 Miles: 702 to 719 We walked out of Kennedy Meadows and officially left the desert behind. The scenery changed, instead of expanses of dry dirt we walked through meadows, and there… Continue reading

6/11/17 – Walking on the Windy Side

Day 49 Miles: 668.69 to 689.06 The morning was beautifully quiet with just a hint of color in the clouds that hovered high above us. I think we were the first ones out… Continue reading

6/7/17 – Night Hikers

Day 45 Miles: 624 to 644 The sky was full of stars when we emerged from our tent at 2:30 in the morning and the moon shone so brightly that we almost could… Continue reading

6/6/17 – Hot, Dry, and Rather Miserable Traverse

Day 44 Miles: 604.43 to 624 The morning was cold. Not just cool but actually cold enough to warrant hiking in puffy jacket and gloves, and it felt amazingly refreshing. We knew we… Continue reading

Jade Lake

When you choose to backpack to Jade Lake, expect the view to be hard earned. There are three possible access points. The shortest hike, about 21 miles RT, would be from Tucquala Meadows… Continue reading

Mt. Daniel Attempt

Last year the snow came early. It was Labor Day weekend and we were camping at Peggy’s Pond expecting to attempt summit of Mt. Daniel the next morning. But before the morning had… Continue reading