Introducing the Trail Sherpa Community

We are very pleased to introduce the new and improved Trail Sherpa website now with a members community. Our community is powered by a collection of plugins working in concert with BuddyPress.  Our goal for the community is to simply provide a … [Read more...]

Joshua Tree National Park – a climber’s perspective

[tab:Overview] I have a great group of hiking buddies here in Las Vegas.  There is always someone that is ready and able to tackle a trail with me regardless of the timing.  My friend Brian is solely responsible for getting me back into nature … [Read more...]

Preserving the Epic Trails for the Next Generation

As lovers of everything outdoors, the Trail Sherpa family is looking for ways to have an impact on preserving the epic trails for future generations.  Our upcoming launch of the Trail Sherpa Store is one example.  A portion of all proceeds will go to … [Read more...]

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Grand Canyon Backcountry

We'd like to welcome Kelli to the Trailsherpa family! She's a runner and hiker located in Lawrence, Kansas. This story reflects a trip she took into the Grand Canyon backcountry a few years back. A while back a friend offered me the chance to … [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...]

Shelli Johnson

I found Shelli (@yellowstoneshel) online a few months ago and exchange a few tweets with her over time.  I saw her post in May recounting her Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim trek in the Grand Canyon and immediately knew that she is someone that I wanted to get to … [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...]

Havasu Falls Backpacking Gear List

I made my first backpacking trip to Havasu Falls this year as part of a larger group.  The group we joined has been doing this trip for years and is led by a seasoned backpacker named John.  He sent an email to all of us before the trip with … [Read more...]

Derek Loranger

This Twitterview was conducted between Tim Miner (@TrailSherpa) and Derek Loranger (@100peaks) via Twitter on Wednesday, July 30, 2010 and is part of the Trail Sherpa Blog Series #hike2020. Derek Loranger is the voice (or should I say "hiker") … [Read more...]