The Party Poopers hiking guide

Vacation in the high Sierras means hiding from swarms of mosquitos, day drinking to forget about said mosquitos, nights at the carnival riding the Party Pooper and babysitting two pups who are not always on their best behavior. Vacation; Day five. Eastern Sierras. Let’s go for a little hike. To a big ass mountain. It …

What I did on my Summer Vacation; My Dogs Version

Today in the woods of the eastern Sierras, Carly the trail dog did all the things. She almost got lost in the Inyo National Forest, she had a fight with her best friend and she forded multiple creeks and streams between Rock Creek Lake and Chickenfoot Lake. After a long day on the trails with …

Where the Hell is Yost Lake?

I don’t know why hikers and other outdoor adventurers don’t talk about scenic Yost Lake out of June Lake. Maybe it’s the insane amount of altitude gain you hike upward in the first mile of this race up to resort level and the meadows. When I started this upward journey up above silent blue June …

Ten things no one ever told me about hiking Mt Whitney

The hike up the Mt Whitney Trail is not for the faint of heart, those afraid of heights or individuals who can’t deal with difficult situations. Hiking the Mt Whitney Trail is a time consuming six-month adventure of training, eating right and preparing for anything and everything to go wrong. Injuries happen, tendons are pulled …

A Shenanigans Filled Pursuit of the Mt Whitney Trail

The Mt Whitney Trail; It’s the highest peak in the continental United States and a mountain most hikers in California and across the United States dream to one day summit. The Mt Whitney Trail will test your fitness abilities, your mind and your patience. A successful ascent is not a simple planning process and don’t …