Adventures in Colorado and around the World


High Sierra Trail Packing List

Prior to the High Sierra Trail, the longest backpacking trip I had ever done was 4 days/3 nights on the Teton Crest Trail in 2014. With my back problems, I

High Sierra Trail Logistics

Planning for the High Sierra Trail was the most difficult part of the whole trip. After months of staring at bus schedules and fees, looking up rental car options (going

The Grand Finale: Day 7 on the High Sierra Trail

Beep. Beep. BEEP. Some groaning and burying deeper into the sleeping bag. Before my brain turned on I was cursing the decision to set our alarms for 3:00 am, but

Backcountry Relaxation: Day 6 on the High Sierra Trail

When I had originally planned the trip, I thought we wouldn’t reach Guitar Lake until Day 7. I also scheduled in a rest day there in case we needed time

The Start of the Climb: Day 5 on the High Sierra Trail

After two 15+ mile days, we were all looking forward to a relatively easy 8 miles. Unfortunately our camp at Junction Meadows was there lowest we would be until we

Into the Canyon: Day 4 on the High Sierra Trail

We woke to the soft light of dawn filtering through the trees onto our tent and the sound of birdsong. Unfortunately my back was killing me! We had plans for