We all start somewhere

You might be someone who is just getting into the outdoors. Maybe you went on your first hike last weekend or learned about Mt. Whitney last night. It’s easy to look at someone’s Instagram profile or blog and be too intimidated to get out there.

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Mammoth Hot Springs

Hot springs are one of the best ways to soak your sore muscles after a day hiking or on the slopes. They’re also in a prime location to take a soak and enjoy views of the Eastern Sierra’s.

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Hiking and Traveling Around a 9 to 5 Job

I see this question every week: what do you do for work and money that allows you to travel all the time? I am a weekend warrior. It’s a lifestyle and if this is something that you want to do, move mountains and make it happen. You don’t need to quit your job (unless you want to).

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5 Ways to Save Money on Gear

Regardless if you're a newbie hiker and just getting everything, or you’re upgrading 10-year-old gear that was handed down to you from your parents, here are the ways that I save money when shopping for gear.

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How to talk to your boss about time off

Whether your planning for the 221 mile John Muir Trail, just need a few days to go car camping in the Sequoia National Park, or you want 2 weeks to trek to Everest Base Camp, here’s how you talk to your boss about taking time off.

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The Mt. Whitney Permit Process

With over 6,200 feet of elevation gain on the trail, Mt. Whitney stands at 14,505 feet and is the highest point in the lower 48 states. So you’ve decided to hike to the top?

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Go Ahead, Use Your Vacation Time

Whether you’ve worked for a company for 1 year or 16 years, you shouldn’t be scared to use your EARNED vacation time. It’s part of your compensation package, right alongside with how much you’re being paid every month, your health benefits, etc.

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Ediza Lake Trail

Ediza Lake in the Ansel Adams Wilderness is a strenuous 13 miles round trip hike with 1,774 feet of elevation gain. After Shadow Lake, you will keep going. You’re about 3 miles from Ediza Lake.

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Finding Hiking Buddies

So how do you find hiking buddies? Luckily, this day in age, there is a great resource that you’re probably already using... social media! There’s a whole community of people who do what you do! You just need to get out there, find them and start hitting the trails together.

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