Toulumne Meadows

Toulumne Meadows
August 14, 2014 The plan is to meet Melissa in front of the Toulumne Meadows Campground at 1pm where we have a reservation. Knowing that we would need wood I spent an hour collecting. It was the best wood ever and so easy to collect from all the downed trees, Jake and I refer to ...

A Latte Da Day

A Latte Da Day
August 13, 2014 Camped along Lee Vining Creek at Aspen Campground. Found a nice site along the creek and spent the afternoon reading with my feet in the water. Earlier in the day I went to my favorite gear shops in Bishop and stopped in Lee Vining for an iced USA, which I slurped while ...

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 ...