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Now spanning over 2200 miles on more than 350 hikes, you'll find a lot of information here, especially for hikes in the Bay Area and the Sierra Nevada. Enjoy!

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.

July 2015
Bay Area summer hikes

June 2015
Two Bay Area late spring day hikes

May 2015
Henry Coe State Park
A 2-day, 1-night backpacking loop starting from the Hunting Hollow entrance of Henry Coe. Lots of rolling hills, steep trails, and a pretty lake.

April 2015
Spring break hikes in the Bay Area
Moderate to long day hikes all over the Bay Area

March 2015
Eaton/Big Canyon Parks
Short hike in a suburban setting, with some views of the bay.

January 2015
Devil's Slide Trail
A short walk on a multi-use trail with views of the ocean:

17 August - 24 August 2014
Hoover Wilderness Backpack Trip
An 8-day, 76-mile backpacking trip from Leavitt Meadows (highway 108) to Virginia Lakes (near Highway 395), starting and ending in the Hoover Wilderness but with large portions in northeastern Yosemite:

29 June - 4 July 2014
Mineral King Trip
A 6-day car camping trip to the Mineral King area of Sequoia National Park, with 4 nice day hikes and 3 alpine lakes.

June 2014
Portola Redwoods
A moderate day hike among the redwoods:

April 2014
A couple of moderate day hikes in the Idyllwild area

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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