Tag Archives: Eastern Sierras

Bambi and the Knife Welding Lunatic; A Hiker’s Tale or Fake News?

I pulled my aching body out of bed before dawn to go on a big ass hike. It was a few weeks into our month-long vacation, I mean, if you consider vacation hiking twenty miles every few days (Which I do!) I did not arise sleepy from the RV at dawn so my dog could …

Yogis favorite trail snacks for trekking the eastern Sierras

Whether you hike to challenging Clark’s Lakes or the easier Crystal Lake this summer, fueling your body is so important and having the right delicious snacks once you reach that alpine lake can make or break your hike. Be prepared with some delicious options and whatever you do; Don’t leave your backpack laying around for Yogi or Blondie to munch on!

Be My Valentine and Get Me Some Damn Deet

Six a.m. on the sagebrush thick trails near Sherwin Creek and thunderheads were forming in the distance near Bishop, California, big time. I’ve never in my life as a long-distance hiker been afraid of a little thunderstorm, so of course, I just kept on hiking up the deserted mountain trail. Truth be told I simply …

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 …