Fall Colors in the Sierras

Took a quick weekend trip up to the Sierras to take in the beautiful fall colors. I love the surprise and fleeting nature of fall. As I stopped by each of my favorite places, some leaves hadn’t changed, others had already lost their leaves and some were in full vibrant color changing mode. Many yellows,…

John Muir Trail (Last 100 Miles)

Last August we ventured out to hike the John Muir Trail, 220 miles through the Eastern Sierras crossing from Yosemite to Mt. Whitney. We encountered many unexpected obstacles, including a bear encounter the first night (she came back 3 times), threat of the plague and wild fires. The Rough Fire became the biggest threat and…

John Muir Trail

Six friends. 170 miles. Charged a bear. Avoided the plague. Pushed physical limitations. Experienced my first blister within a blister. Saw some of the most gorgeous wilderness in the world. We set out to tackle 220 miles of the John Muir Trail, which was unfortunately cut short due to the Rough Fire. Thank you Sarah for…

Anza Borrego

While California is experiencing a terrible draught, we took an off-roading and camping adventure to the heart of the desert in Anza Borrego.

Peru: Cusco, the Incan Trail and Machu Picchu

What an unforgettable experience. Our 4 day trek along the Incan Trail in August was one of the most challenging things I’ve ever done. It was so rewarding, backpacking with friends from college along with meeting new faces. Without the ambient city light I was able to capture my favorite star photography to date (holy…

Emigrant Wilderness

Recapping on a kick-butt 4th of July hike with my friend Sarah. Thanks to her suggestion, I avoided binge drinking and getting sunburnt, left the city and headed for the wilderness. We drove up to Kennedy Meadows and backpacked into the mountains. The second half of the trek was off trail but we  had a…