Tag Archives: alpine forest

One Beautiful Bastard of a Mountain

Sometimes mountains just don’t want to be climbed. It’s 7 p.m. And I’m sitting in a camp chair three thousand feet below Whitney Portal Campsite; Our lovely prereserved campsite in the alpine forest. I have not stopped sweating for a minute for the past ten hours between the 105-degree temperatures driving through the desert and …

Forest Falls Finally!

    Seven days ago I rolled my ankle real good while doing this.    Yeah that is a massively awesome waterfall.   And yes, it is as cold as it looks.   This was pure snow run off.   It felt amazing.    The day we did this hike it was one hundred and ten degrees in the sweltering valleys below the …