How to Use a Wag Bag

How I trained for Mt Whitney

Summiting Mt Whitney is one of my all-time favorite treks into the eastern Sierra wilderness. It’s difficult, it’s rewarding and sometimes it requires you to poo in a wagbag and carry out your waste. Summiting this gorgeous fourteen hundred foot mountain is not every hiker’s cup of tea (Or pouch of GU if you are …

The Tastiest Homemade Trail Mixes for your day on the Mt Whitney Trail

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It’s just barely March and I am already dreaming of fourteeners. One California snowy fourteener in particular. Yes, every winter in our household we start daydreaming about hot summer days in the eastern sierras and summiting Mt Whitney, the highest mountain in the continental United States. I live in sunny southern California in a rural …

Mt Whitney’s Revenge

“Ninety two switch backs on Mt Whitney, ninety-two switchbacks! You hike up one, you’re calves ache, ninety-one switch backs on Mt Whitney” Two years ago was my first ascent of Mt Whitney, my first hike over 12,000 feet and my first over twenty miler. As I raced up the ninety-nine switchbacks of Mt Whitney, practically …

Excessive Flatulance; Just One Side Effect of Altitude Sickness

     Of the ten people I hiked Mt Whitney with I was the only one who did not get altitude sickness and all it’s awesome side effects.     I might not have had the chance to live through side effects like nausea, dizzyness, severe head aches and numbness in extremities but I still have to say …