Tag Archives: Eastern Sierras

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

trail mix

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 …

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 …

Ten things no one ever told me about hiking Mt Whitney

The hike up the Mt Whitney Trail is not for the faint of heart, those afraid of heights or individuals who can’t deal with difficult situations. Hiking the Mt Whitney Trail is a time consuming six-month adventure of training, eating right and preparing for anything and everything to go wrong. Injuries happen, tendons are pulled …

A Shenanigans Filled Pursuit of the Mt Whitney Trail

The Mt Whitney Trail; It’s the highest peak in the continental United States and a mountain most hikers in California and across the United States dream to one day summit. The Mt Whitney Trail will test your fitness abilities, your mind and your patience. A successful ascent is not a simple planning process and don’t …