SoCal National Park Road Trip

Come with me on my SoCal National Park Road Trip! On this trip I visited: Joshua Tree National Park Mojave Desert National Park Death Valley National Park Joshua Tree National Park I’ve been to Joshua Tree several times now and it is a magical place. It’s so cool to drive through a desert surrounded by […]

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Anza Borrego Desert State Park

Since moving to San Diego, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park has quickly become my favorite hiking and camping destination. Personally, I like it even better than Joshua Tree and Mojave national parks. Anza-Borrego is especially great if you have a high clearance 4 wheel drive vehicle since there are so many OHV trails in this park. […]

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Yellowstone National Park

Hopefully if you are reading this post, you have already read my post on the Grand Teton National Park. I hit up Yellowstone and the Tetons in the same trip since they are super close to each other. I flew into the Jackson Hole Airport, rented a car and after exploring the Tetons, I drove […]

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Grand Teton National Park

When I meet other hikers on a trail, something I always ask in conversation is, “what is the best hike you’ve ever been on?” I love hearing what people love about hiking, plus I might learn about a hike for the future. I was recommended by several people to check out Grand Teton National Park, […]

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JMT // Day 14

Wallace Creek -> Mt. Whitney -> Whitney Portal Today is the day!! We are summiting Mt. Whitney! What a surreal feeling it is knowing that this journey is coming to an end. We woke up in the same tent since Marc has been feeling cold at night and wanted some extra body heat. It was […]

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JMT // Day 13

Rae Lakes -> Glen Pass -> Forester Pass -> Wallace Creek 22 miles What a big day! We did the most we’ve done all trip and Whitney is in sight (not literally). We woke up at Rae lakes this morning, freezing. I was pretty toasty in my sleeping bag, but the condensation on my tent […]

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JMT // Day 12

South Fork Kings River -> Pinchot Pass -> Rae Lakes ~20 miles We woke up and everything was wet with thawing frost. It was a cold morning on the river and it was hard to get out of the warmth of my sleeping bag. I cooked my breakfast and instant coffee outside the flap of […]

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JMT // Day 11

LeConte Canyon –> Mather Pass –> South Fork Kings River ~20 miles What a great day. I woke up early, worried about my ankle being okay to walk or not, thankfully I was. As I was enjoying my oats and coffee, I watched a family of deer, two parents and one baby, walking through the […]

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JMT // Day 10

McClure Meadow –>Muir Pass –> LeConte Canyon 18 miles A long long day up and over Muir Pass. We had a 10 mile climb this morning to the top of the pass where stands the famous Muir shelter that can be used (for emergencies) by hikers on the JMT or PCT. After seeing so many […]

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JMT // Day 9

Sallie Keys Lakes -> MTR -> McClure Meadow 17 miles Overall, today was a great day. We hiked the 5 miles to MTR this morning, and were surprised to run into Swede there, hanging around the hiker buckets. MTR had an amazing hiker box, well organized and accommodated a vegan! There were so many flavored […]

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