Going to the Woods is Going Home

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 simple life 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 …

Godzilla

Carly and I had been hiking for eight hours. I was sweaty and she was a stinky muddy mess. We were both exhausted and near delirious with happiness when we saw the dirt parking lot ahead and spied my dusty Subaru in the shade. Than I heard the most God awful sound, My first thought was …

Curried Trail Mix with Cranberries and Cashews

     Our second day camping in the Eastern Sierras I’m thankful for sponge baths. Carly and I got up before dawn to start our hike to Duck’s Pass this morning. We cleaned up our campsite on the mammoth scenic loop as the sun was still rising above our camp site. I threw some instant …

Hi Sierras!

It was nearing high noon in the Eastern Sierras and we had been hiking what felt like straight up a mountain for hours. This was no normal hike. As my hiking boots crushed into the soft sand of the trail I felt every pound of the heavy pack on my back that carried my belongings …