Trail, Water & Smoke Conditions: Rush Creek, Thousand Island Lake & Banner Peak, September 12-13 2015

I’ll have a full trip report next week, but figured I should post some conditions for other hikers. Trail Conditions Nothing notable for the maintained trails from Rush Creek to Thousand Island. We went around Gem Lake (orange route) on … Continued

Trip Planning: White Mountain Peak (14,252′) , July 11-12

Itinerary Here is a  rough outline for our White Mountain Peak hike, scheduled for July 11-12. More details to come… July 11 (Saturday) 8:00 AM Drive to Bishop (4 hrs, 250 miles) 12:00 PM In Bishop White Mountain Ranger Station – pick up … Continued

High Sierra Trail, June 17-22 2015

Gil ( and I hiked the High Sierra Trail June 17-22. This entry will serve as a summary of our trip. It will be updated with links to the trip reports and photo galleries for each day of our trip as … Continued

Trip Planning: High Sierra Trail, Summer 2015

After daydreaming about taking on this hike for a few years, I will finally be hitting trail June 17th. The High Sierra Trail (HST) starts in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park (SEKI), travels east and eventually meets up with the John … Continued