The Best Photography Spots Along the High Sierra Trail

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The Best Photography Spots Along the High Sierra Trail Sequoia National Park, California When I’m backpacking, I usually enjoy doing little-to-no work once I’ve reached and set up camp. Because of this, there were times during my once-in-a-lifetime High Sierra trip where I didn’t even go out and shoot during the golden hours, usually using […]

Mt Whitney: the Tallest Peak in the Lower US

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Mt Whitney: the Tallest Peak in the Lower US Sequoia National Park, California Standing only 84.6 miles from Badwater Basin in Death Valley National Park, which is the lowest point in North America (-282 feet), Mt Whitney is the highest mountain in the contiguous United States at 14,505 feet – a whopping 14,787 foot difference! […]

Planning for the High Sierra Trail

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Planning for the High Sierra Trail Sequoia National Park, California I would argue that planning for the High Sierra Trail was more difficult than the hike itself… Permits First off, permits are absolutely required for the High Sierra Trail and although they’re said to be easier to obtain than permits for the John Muir Trail, […]

The History of the High Sierra Trail

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The History of the High Sierra Trail Sequoia National Park, California (*Most of the information was gleaned from a video (below) by Bill Twead, a former park ranger.) History of the High Sierra Trail – The High Sierra Trail is a spectacular 72 mile trek across the famed Sierra Nevada mountain range in California, arguably […]

Alstrom Point – Lake Powell, Utah

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Alstrom Point Lake Powell, Utah When I was planning my roadtrip down to Page to shoot Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon, I didn’t really know what was in the area. I had a few nights and Antelope Canyon was a daytime venture so I had some golden hour plans I had to figure out. I simply […]

Backpacking Blue Lakes

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Backpacking Blue Lakes, Colorado The forecast was 10% chance of rain all weekend, but with the way this summer has been, we should have known better; It was naturally pouring when we woke up at the Blue Lakes trailhead outside of Ridgeway [Colorado] one Friday morning. We kept repeating to ourselves, “10%. It’ll burn off…” Instead, it only […]

Mystic Island Lake

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Mystic Island Lake Holy Cross Wilderness, Colorado For about the first 3.5 miles, the Lake Charles trail in the northwestern Sawatch Range and Holy Cross Wilderness was actually kind of bland; A curvy, rutted, and rocky trail simply through a dense forest. The trail is plagued with ‘false summits’ where we expected to see the lake around […]

Flat Tops Wilderness

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The Flat Tops Wilderness Yampa, Colorado “I’ve heard it’s beautiful, but I’ve never been there.” A remark I’ve heard (and said myself) over and over again for the last couple of years. Designated a wilderness area in 1975, the Flat Tops is actually Colorado’s third largest, behind only Weminuche and Rocky Mountain National Park, but it still seems to […]

A March Mountain Biking Fix

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A March Mountain Biking Fix – Fruita, CO The last significant snow we saw in the mountains was in the first few days of March and it had been 50º and sunny since. Spring skiing can be awesome, when combined with cold beers, but I needed a mountain bike and a desert fix. I’m pretty privileged […]

 
 
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