The mountains are calling……..

The mountains are calling........
After working a full day and gathering a few more provisions, I left my house at 7:30 pm. Destination Big Pine Creek, 323 miles north. I arrived at my favorite campsite at 12:54pm, climbed into the back of Zippy and was lulled to sleep by the steady roar of the creek, less than 100 feet ...

All Good Trips Must Come to an End…….. 2

All Good Trips Must Come to an End……..
July 21, 2014 NF Kings River to Maxon Trailhead 11 miles. I awoke to a bright beautiful Sierra morning… birds singing, bees and mosquitos buzzing, a slight breeze and the warmth or the sun. I spent a leisurely morning drying out my gear, drinking coffee, and exploring up and down the river looking at and ...

Thunder and Lightening….Oh So Very Frightening 1

Thunder and Lightening….Oh So Very Frightening
July 20, 2014 Disappointment Lake to NF kings 14 miles… It rained and stormed all night. Every time I woke up I  reminded myself I was safe, warm and dry. I woke to a clear and peaceful sky. I began making my plans for my ascent of Red Mountain looking forward to the views from ...

A Boomerang Day

A Boomerang Day
July 19, 2014 Why one of my trail names is Boomerang or u-turn. I pulled the rain fly off my tent, made coffee and jumped back into my sleeping bag where I sipped my coffee and watched the dawning of a new day. The Eastern sky held one small innocent wispy cloud. There is nothing ...

The Devils High Country 1

The Devils High Country
  July 18, 2014. 11 miles North Fork Kings River to Devils Punchbowl & Disappointment Lake. Despite having a hard time falling asleep last night and then dreaming that I was rushing and late to all my sessions, I woke at 5.30 itching to get on the trail. A mouse or other small rodent absconded ...