Tag Archives: Mt Whitney

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 …

The Best Healthy Snacks for hiking the Mt Whitney Trail

New Year's fitness motivation

It’s a Tuesday morning in July, just after sunrise. I’ve already pounded out three miles all uphill, close to a thousand feet of elevation gain under my dirty, well they used to be pink and grey, once upon a time on a mountain, Saucony trail runners. The sun is just starting to peak out above …

One Beautiful Bastard of a Mountain

Sometimes mountains just don’t want to be climbed. It’s 7p.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 …

V is for Venison

Mt Baldy

It’s 10 a.m. and I almost summited the highest peak in the San Gabriel Mountains, and frankly, the highest mountain peak that looks out over the city of angels. (Los Angeles) And I did it the hard way. Mt Baldy’s Ski Lift Trail literally climbs straight up the mountain underneath the rickety ole chairlift that …

Marmot Mornings; a Journey to White Mountain

In the summer of 2015 my boyfriend and I went off adventuring in the White Mountains of the Eastern Sierras. This was only a month after I had back surgery and we had dreams of conquering Mt Whitney along with White Mountain but to be perfectly honest, just being able to walk and hike again after …