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All I got for Christmas was this damn Giardia

I’ve got my fingers crossed that Santa does not deliver a case of Giardia to The Hungry Mountaineer this holiday season after I had to do the ultimate wilderness culture no-no yesterday and drink from a crystal clear creek on my seven hour-long trek up San Gorgonio, the highest mountain peak in Southern California.

Saddlebag Lakes and Twenty Lakes Basin Madness

The smell of wild onions greeted me as my morning began on the Saddlebag Lake Loop. This is going to be an easy hike, no drama, perhaps find a future lake for some Golden Trout action next trip to the eastern Sierras, I thought to myself. All the reviews I had read of the Saddlebag …

The Best Healthy Snacks for hiking the Mt Whitney Trail

New Year's fitness motivation

It’s a Tuesday morning in July, just after sunrise. I’ve already pounded out three miles all uphill, close to a thousand feet of elevation gain under my dirty, well they used to be pink and grey, once upon a time on a mountain, Saucony trail runners. The sun is just starting to peak out above …

Hike the year; 2,018 miles of Trails in 12 Gorgeous months!

A year ago I told myself; I’m going to start running again. Then I tried to go for a run and my left knee hurt like a bitch. Seriously after two years of incredible back pain, surgery and recovery time and now my knee fucking hurts? What the fuck body? That was the beginning of …