48 hours: Forks of the Kern 11/8/14-11/9/14 2

48 hours: Forks of the Kern 11/8/14-11/9/14
Saturday November 8, 2014 I’m sitting in front of a cozy fire on the banks of the Kern River in the Golden Trout Wilderness in Sequoia National Forest. It is 6:04 pm, completely dark as in dark, dark, dark ….way way dark. It has been dark for one hour….only 12 more hours until day light. ...

Boot-Notes

Boot-Notes
September 27, 2014 I find only one piece of interesting trash, and it is really not that interesting but I felt compelled to pack it out because I stepped right over it. A wrapper to a Cliff Shot. In the park I see 3 Mylar balloons up in a tree. Too high up for me ...

When it Rains it Snows.

When it Rains it Snows.
September 26, 2014 Lake Seville to Horse Corral Trailhead via Comanche Meadow 10 miles At some point in the night I wake up to the sound of hail pelting my tent. I open the rain fly and see water pooling into a small puddle around my boots. Over the years I have learned many hydrology ...

Found Lake

Found Lake
September 26, 2014 The wind gusted and howled throughout the night creating a swirling vortex outside my tent. Inside the tent, burrowed in my sleeping bag with my jacket over my head I was toasty warm. Despite it being chilly out when I emerged from my tent at 6:30 I was quite warm….possibly due to ...

Lost Lake & Beyond September 25-28 2014

Lost Lake & Beyond September 25-28 2014
September 25, 2014 Horse corral trailhead to Lost lake.  8ish miles I left Santa Barbara at 4pm yesterday; 5 and a half hours and 300 miles later I arrived at Azalea campground in Sequoia National Park. I awoke this morning to a semi clear Sierra sky and wind. Lots of wind. Driving at night and awakening ...