North Rim of the Grand Canyon May 2015 5

North Rim of the Grand Canyon May 2015
Saturday may 16, 2015 Several years ago I ripped out an article from Backpacker or Outside Magazine describing a remote campsite on the lip of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon(NRGC); I knew someday I would camp there. Someday is here! I had first planned this trip two years ago with Lisa, but shortly ...

Eastern Sierra Birthday 1

Eastern Sierra Birthday
April 10, 2015 For my birthday I headed up to Lone Pine for a weekend of car camping and day hiking. This post is word thin and image heavy! I left SB at 6:30 Thursday evening and arrived at Lone Pine Campground at 11:00pm. I watched the sun rise over Owens Valley and had coffee with ...

Rincon Trail to Jordan Hot Springs: 3/29/15-4/2/15 4

Rincon Trail to Jordan Hot Springs: 3/29/15-4/2/15
  March 29, 2015 Rincon Trail to Forks of the Kern It was a scorching, (85 degrees at 5,000 feet!)  sweaty, exhausting, sans shady 12.5 mile hike complete with way too many PUDS (Pointless Ups and Downs) to the Forks of the Kern. Although an exact number would be difficulty to calculate at this time, ...

Mission Pine Springs March 13-15 2015 4

Mission Pine Springs March 13-15 2015
March 13, 2015 There is a barely visible dirt track leading up to a flat spot Julie and I always referred to as The Plateau THE PLATEAU.  Back in our VW days we saw a well loved VW bus camping in this stellar spot. I immediately named it The Plateau THE PLATEAU and promised myself ...

Lost Valley February 21 & 22 2015

Lost Valley February 21 & 22 2015
What could be better than a quick overnight trip into the San Rafael Wilderness on an uncharted trail to boot..with plenty of wildflowers and sunshine. This post is image heavy and word thin.  After exploring Lost Valley I hiked back down and found a flat spot close to the river, actually more of a small ...