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Now spanning over 2500 miles on more than 380 hikes, you'll find a lot of information here, especially for hikes in the Bay Area and the Sierra Nevada. Enjoy!

July 2017
Trinity Alps Trip

February 2017
Sierra snowshoe hike

August 2016
Kaweah Gap, Black Rock Pass, and Deadman Canyon Figure Eight
An 9-day, 90 mile backpacking trip - a figure 8 in Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks covering Bearpaw Meadow, Kaweah Gap, Black Rock Pass, Elizabeth Pass, Deadman Canyon, and Silliman Pass.
July 2016
Oregon Trip (Crater Lake NP and Three Sisters Wilderness)

July 2015
John Muir Trail
An epic 22-day, 230+ mile backpacking trip on the famed John Muir Trail, starting at Glacier Point (Yosemite National Park), passing through the Ansel Adams Wilderness, the John Muir Wilderness, Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park, and ending at Whitney Portal after reaching the top of Mount Whitney. Preceded by a warm-up day hike to Nevada Fall.

Some of my favorite hikes and trips:

Mount Dana Rae Lakes Loop Desolation Wilderness Loop
In August of 1998, we went on my first true test -- a 13,000 feet peak in Tuolumne Meadows. Altitude, hail, and lightning could not keep us from our goal. A 6-day backpacking trip into the heart of the Sierra with new amazing views every day. A 5-day backpacking trip in the Desolation Wilderness including at least 11 different lakes and magnificent mountain views.
Mount Tallac
North Lake to South Lake
Mount Whitney
This was the first great hike. So far, it's also the prettiest, with the most magnificent views of Lake Tahoe, Fallen Leaf Lake, and surrounding peaks from the top. A classic 7-day backpacking trip in the Eastern Sierra, including part of the JMT. This trip report includes some of the best hikes in Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite and an attempt on the highest peak in the United States outside of Alaska.
Eastern Sierra Trip
Zion/Bryce Canyon/Grand Canyon
A 9-day trip to Seattle, including visits to the Hoh Rain Forest in Olympic National Park, and hikes in Mount Rainier National Park.

This 10-day trip includes several beautiful hikes in the Eastern Sierra Nevada.


Within a span of just a week we visited Zion, Bryce Canyon, and Grand Canyon national parks. Zion was my favorite, as we did a wonderful 3-day backpacking trip which left us feeling very isolated.

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