Safely finding and pushing your limits as a hiker

It's not always easy to find our limits as day hikers.  Some physical limits can only be defined in extreme conditions, maybe only under the harshest weather or terrain.  Mental limits can present themselves regardless of the conditions, terrain, or … [Read more...]

What’s the story of your first time…backpacking?

I'm excited to get out for my very first overnight of the year! Sounds crazy given how late in the season it is but we had our second son in May and it's taken me months to get back to level. But as I prepare to hit the trail with Trent, it occurred … [Read more...]

Looking back – a year in pictures 2010

I know it's a bit early to start with all the "Top 10..." lists and even the "Year in Review" type posts, but here is my first for 2010 anyway. I have been migrating most of my digital media from my laptop to an external drive to free up some … [Read more...]

Charleston Peak hike

[tab:Overview] Activity: Hiking, peak bagging Location: Mt Charleston Wilderness, Spring Mountains NRA Time on Trail: 12 hours, 45 mins Difficulty: Difficult Distance: 17.14 miles Elevation: +/- 4100 This is without a doubt … [Read more...]

Jeff Hester

I had the pleasure to interview Jeff Hester, @TheSoCalHiker, the other day about his recent John Muir Trail adventure. This was his second successful thru-hike on the JMT, nearly 30 years after his first time! Jeff is one of the more giving people … [Read more...]

Echo Cliffs

[tab:Overview] Activity: Hiking, backpacking Location: Mt Charleston Wilderness, Spring Mountains NRA Time on Trail: 6 hours Difficulty: Difficult Distance: 4.24 miles Elevation: +2606/-2567 Trailhead From Las Vegas, take US 95 … [Read more...]

Griffith Peak Summit Hike

[tab:Overview] Activity: Hiking, peak bagging Location: Mt Charleston Wilderness, Spring Mountain NRA Time on Trail: 5 hrs Difficulty: Difficult Distance: 8.25 miles Elevation: +/- 3800 feet Trailhead From Las Vegas, take US 95 … [Read more...]