Our JMT Thru Hike, What Worked & What Didn’t

Our JMT Thru Hike, What Worked & What Didn't

So I know that everyone has been wondering exactly how our John Muir Trail thru hike went, and more specifically what worked and what didn’t. From a gear side of things we were pretty well dialed in from the get go. True, we had to overnight some shoes while on the trail and subsequently swap […]

Ultimate Guide to Planning a JMT Thru Hike – Part 2

Ultimate guide to planning a JMT thru hike

Welcome to part 2 of the Ultimate Guide to Planning a JMT Thru Hike, where we discuss everyones least favorite thing in the world… Logistics… the four letter word of planning So you have your gear pretty well dialed in, but you still don’t know how you’re going to get to the trail, how the […]

Ultimate Guide to Planning a JMT Thru Hike – Part 1

Ultimate Guide to Planning a JMT Thru Hike

The title sort of suggests a bold claim right? Well, this two part series will help you prepare for the John Muir Trail (JMT) in two major areas. In part 1 we will cover everyones favorite, gear. In the second edition of the series we will cover the dreaded logistics of planning a thru hike. […]

Summiting Mt. Whitney Without AMS

Earlier this year I successfully summited Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the contiguous US, after almost exactly one year to the week that I had to give up on a previous attempt due to acute mountain sickness (AMS), or altitude sickness. Thankfully I didn’t have any issues or symptoms of AMS this time round because […]

Mt. Whitney Bound…Again!

On Saturday morning I will be flying to California to spend a couple of days backpacking the Mt. Whitney portal trail with my good friend Ben Tang. This will be my second attempt to summit Whitney. If you recall, at about this time last year I made the same trip but was unable to reach […]

Introduction to Barefoot Backpacking – Pt. 1

Editor’s Note: I would like to welcome back Barefoot Jake for this post which will be the first of a three-part series explaining more about Barefoot Backpacking. As a barefoot backpacker and someone who is passionate about being barefoot as much as possible, I wanted to share with all of you what I think are […]

Mt. Whitney and Altitude Sickness

Last week I traveled to the West Coast to meet up with Jason Klass and Ben Tang (Ben2World) for a multi-day hike up Mt. Whitney with the ultimate goal of reaching the summit. However, due to increasingly severe symptoms of altitude sickness I had to turn back at around 13,500ft and wasn’t able to top […]

Grotto Falls | Family Day Hike

My family and I recently spent a long weekend over Spring break to get away to the Great Smoky Mountains. We had decided to combine a couple of interesting short day hikes in the Smokys with some fun at an indoor water park in the town of Sevierville, TN. We picked short day hikes that […]