Category Archives: Past Trips

2012 Mono Lake Swim

I had just finished hiking in the Sierras for a few days and was driving back home. I had some time and had always wanted to try to swim across Mono Lake. It was mid September so the weather was still nice and the water was warm, almost bath tub warm, so I decided to […]

2013 John Muir Trail

I had about 6 days without much going on. Since I was free I decided to go out and hike the John Muir Trail. It was great to get back out on good trail tread and hike. I averaged about 35 miles per day and completed the trail in 5.5 days. I was hoping for […]

2013 Sierra Ski Trip

Pepper and I started skiing from Highway 108 near Sonora Pass, CA on April 15. The highway was still closed for the season so the trip began with a roadwalk up to snowline. It was an interesting trip, as you can see from the trip updates pasted below, due to the low snow year. However, […]

2011 Great Himalaya Trail

Pepper and I set off to hike from the easternmost 8000 meter peak, Kanchenjunga, to the westernmost 8000 meter peak, Nanga Parbat. We hiked through Nepal and then Pepper had to leave to go back to work and I continued on through India. This was an amazing trip and probably the most challenging trip yet. […]

2010 Northern Rockies

I met up with a couple of friends in the Canadian Rockies. They were setting off to hike the GDT and PNT. I thought it would be fun to hike a few weeks with them. I didn’t want to join them on the whole trip since I had already hiked most of what they were […]

2009 Sierra High Route

In September of 2009 I hiked for 11-12 days through the High Sierras following the Sierra High Route. We started at Mount Whitney and made up our own route to connect with the start of the Sierra High Route at Road’s End. We did this because we thought it would be fun to start on […]