What dream hike is on your list? Half Dome? Everest Base Camp? Patagonia? With training, you can get into hiking shape so your bucket list “one day” hike can become a reality.Read More
I’ve seen the most beautiful sunrises on Mt. Whitney time and time again, nothing compares to watching the whole mountain light up pink in the sunrise glow. Now that you’ve gotten your permit, you know what you're getting yourself into, and you are getting prepared for this stunning hike, let’s get into the trail report.
I break down the whole permit system, including permits leaving Yosemite heading SOBO, permits heading NOBO, section hikes and basically every way you can get a permit to end up on the John Muir Trail.
When to go? Where to camp? What rules to follow? Sample itinerary? Read on!Read More
With over 6,700 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?Read More
It became about the journey, the other places I saw along the way, and the people I shared the experience with. We literally saw some of the most beautiful places in the Sierra Nevada Mountain range.Read More
I prefer to knock out the hardest part of the day in the dark. We watched the sunrise over the Great Western Divide and the Kaweah Peaks we hiked over a few days ago to the West.Read More
My sore feet and blisters were soaked, my hair was clean, I was well rested and ready to take on the rest of the HST.Read More
We woke up chilly to frozen socks (I had an extra pair that did not freeze) and frozen shoes. I brought toe warmers with me and did jumping jacks to warm up while making breakfast and packing up.Read More
Our day 3 hike on the HST was arguably the most beautiful stretch on this 72 mile journey.Read More
The Camp overlooks the Great Western Divide which we started to ascend to get to Hamilton Lake. Get the brownie, it’s an amazing treat after the last 2 mile climb. And it’s HUGE!Read More
This was the easiest part of the hike. It was moderately level for the entire 3 miles, it was on dirty instead of rocky terrain, it was well marked and not exposed.Read More
The 72 mile trail starts in the West from Crescent Meadows in the Sequoia National Park and runs to the East across the mountain range to the Mt. Whitney summit and down to Whitney Portal.Read More
In the last year, I’ve been more sensitive to altitude as my body take the time to acclimate. Boost Oxygen helps your body as your acclimating, almost like a supplement that helps the acclimation process.Read More
My head pounding, and no amount of Advil that I was taking was helping. I tried to sleep for another two hours, telling myself I was just exhausted. But I felt like throwing up and I was dizzy. I woke up my hiking buddy at 9:30pm, we packed up camp and hiked down.Read More