Before I forget the important details, herewith is an account of our recent trip to the mountains. Our strategy was to take advantage of the drought crisis and get in an early backpacking trip with the mid-summer-like conditions in the Sierra. If we waited until our usual time, late summer, it’s doubtful there would be […]Read more "Mountain Weather"
Now, it’s on to Vogelsang. But first we need to climb this hill.Read more "the hard way"
Here we are making our way up the Lyell Fork of the Tuolumne River to our first night’s camp.Read more "down by the river"
On the last leg of our Yosemite adventure we’re descending Rafferty Creek trail from Vogelsang High Sierra Camp to Tuolumne Meadows. Along the way we encountered a family of deer and a mule train led by an unpleasant cowboy.Read more "descending rafferty"
We went about 7 miles on the Skyline Trail yesterday with full backpacking gear. Still figuring out new ways to adjust the packs. We also tested a new trail lunch item; Resident Expert’s Bear Baiter Wraps. They’re like jet fuel for the recreational hiker.Read more "skyline"
Giving all the new backpacking gear a test run at Portola Redwoods State Park.Read more "the portola trip"
Due to the running work stoppage of recent weeks, I’ve made good progress breaking in my new hiking boots. I went with the Merrell Outland, due to its waterproof exterior and mid-height contour, among other outlandish characteristics. They say you should wear them around the house for short periods of time at first, and eventually […]Read more "silver lining"