trip reports from my backpacking & camping adventures

An extraordinary trip that included summitting the highest point along the PCT in Washington, grand alpine vistas, two ridge walks, lush forests, two high camps, and two sub-alpine lakes. Three passing NOBO PCT thru-hikers mentioned that this was the most epic and beautiful section they've experienced. I can see why.

The most popular destination in the Desolation Wilderness, and for good reason. A beautiful overnighter to a spectacular alpine lake flanked by the Crystal Range.

My favorite hike to date. An epic hike with a spectacular payoff: unforgettable 360 degree views of Yosemite Valley, Tenaya Canyon and the park's backcountry.