165-Mile Thru-Hike of the Tahoe Rim Trail/Route Planning/Gear Lists

In June 2018 Rachael and I tore off on a thru hike around Lake Tahoe on the Tahoe Rim Trail. The TRT is a 165-mile long distance hike that passes through two Wilderness areas and crosses two state borders, California and Nevada. Below are the details of our backpacking trip around the Tahoe Rim Trail … Read more 165-Mile Thru-Hike of the Tahoe Rim Trail/Route Planning/Gear Lists

How to Enjoy Lake Tahoe on a Budget

We have all seen the images or videos of the picturesque scene with the bikini-clad paddleboarder gliding across the iconic crystal-clear water of Lake Tahoe and it looks like she is the only person on the lake. This is NOT REAL. Being one of the prettiest and largest freshwater lakes (that also happens to be … Read more How to Enjoy Lake Tahoe on a Budget

A View From the Top: Hiking Angels Landing in Zion National Park

A hike in canyon country with exposed trails, beautiful views, and a chance of a most certain death if you make a mistake makes for a great adventure when visiting Zion National Park. The only thing more dangerous than the trail itself is the thousands of tourists that flock to the trail every year. Formerly … Read more A View From the Top: Hiking Angels Landing in Zion National Park

The Mist Trail: Hike Through Yosemite’s Iconic Waterfalls

The Mist Trail Distance: 3 miles to Vernal Falls (round trip), 7 miles to Nevada Falls (round trip). Elevation: 4000 feet @ trailhead, 1000 feet to Vernal Falls, 1900 feet to Nevada Falls When to Hike: Mid-April thru Mid-July; You want to catch the peak runoff flow from the mountains into the valley to get … Read more The Mist Trail: Hike Through Yosemite’s Iconic Waterfalls

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