Anglo Indian Pumpkin Chips with Garam Masala and Coconut Oil

July 1st; The RV was packed and we were ready to road trip to the eastern Sierras for a month of camping, hiking and fishing summer fun. I had planted our Fairytale Pumpkins a month earlier and the leaves were just tiny little green plants pushing out of the soil in our front yard as …

A Smoky Summer’s Day in Yosemite National Park

You know you are a horseplayer when you just can’t stop calling Tioga Lake Tiago Lake after a semi-famous Peruvian jockey. Maybe it was the smoke filling my lungs and cutting off the flow to my brain but I just can’t seem to call this lake by its proper name. Or maybe it’s because I …

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 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 …