Kennedy Meadows, The Beginning of the Eastern Sierras

Kennedy Meadows felt like home. As I began the drive into the mountains after hours in the high desert and on the interstate getting back to the back roads and the pine trees sure felt good. I’ve read so many books on through hiking the PCT (The Cactus Eaters is one of my favorites)  and I know that for these … Read more…

Snake Situation Awareness

Our first night in the eastern sierras I’m proud to say I did not shit myself. I know, I know, not┬ásimple┬álife goals that most people take for granite but I hate snakes and as soon as I approached the campsite creek the first creature I saw was a snake. Luckily it was a Gardner snake and it seems like these … Read more…

Cloud’s Rests Confusion

When I saw the dead deer in the middle of the highway I should have realized that was a bad sign. It was six a.m. and barely light out but just enough sunlight eased over the mountain pass to make out a dead Bambi at the trailhead? I think? I had researched the Clouds Rest hike online and had pretty … Read more…

Crock Pot Brat Extraviganza

Once upon a time in a far away land surrounded by bier, brats and more bier and brats I celebrated Oktoberfest the right way. By drinking vats of bier and ingesting thousands of currywursts for five days straight. I also slept in a soggy tent in a field smelling like mold and enjoyed not having dry clothes for five days. … Read more…

Carly You’re so Vain

“Carly your so vain with your fancy purse, I bet you don’t even know this song is about you” These are the words I was serenading my pup with this morning as we wandered up the trail to Shadow Lake. It was early on in our day of hiking and we both had a ton of energy as we followed … Read more…