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

White Mountain Peak(14,252′), August 9 2015

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After cancelling 3 times (snow, thunderstorms, thundersnow!), JP and I finally made the trip to hike White Mountain Peak. If successful, this would be the second 14’er for both of us. The Plan I had planned this hike as recently as … Continued

High Sierra Trail, Day 6 – Guitar Lake to Mt. Whitney to Whitney Portal, June 22 2015

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Gil ( and I hiked the High Sierra Trail to Mt. Whitney, June 17-22. Here is Day 6 of our trip: If you’ve hiked the High Sierra Trail or plan to do so in the future, please join our Facebook Group, High Sierra … Continued