I've always wanted to climb Mt Shasta. One day, I will. In the meantime, with things moving a hundred miles an hour, a quiet weekend to Heart Lake with this stellar view of Mt Shasta will suffice. Also, Heart Lake has the warmest alpine water I've ever been in. Wishing you all a great rest… Continue Reading
There’s something about taking an adventure in your backyard that transforms the meaning of home. I say “backyard” loosely, considering I’m reliving my weekend in Big Sur which is just about two hours away from Santa Cruz. This unique terrain where mountain meets ocean brings the best of both of my favorite worlds. Big Sur,… Continue Reading
During labor day weekend I did a light backpacking trip in Stanislaus and hit up Sword Lake and Lost Lake for some fun cliff jumping. Honestly, it was one of the most fun trips of my life. (For those curious of what I packed, I wrote a post just before I left.) The initial trip… Continue Reading
Part 1 of my Sierras trip goes into how I packed for my first backpacking trip to Stanislaus National Forest. It's a pretty short trip of 3 days, so it should be a great starting point for others interested in getting into hiking/camping/backpacking.