What I Wish I’d Known Before Hiking the John Muir Trail

What I Wish I’d Known Before Hiking the John Muir Trail

Hiking the John Muir Trail is a once in a lifetime experience. Learn from my mistakes with these JMT hiking tips I wish I had known beforehand.

Broken Top Loop Backpacking Guide | Three Sisters Wilderness, OR

Broken Top Loop Backpacking Guide | Three Sisters Wilderness, OR

Broken Top Loop is a dramatic and varied 22 mile backpacking route through Three Sisters Wilderness, west of Bend. Here’s a guide to logistics, campsites, and what to expect.

Devil’s Dome Loop Backpacking Guide | North Cascades, WA

Devil’s Dome Loop Backpacking Guide | North Cascades, WA

Route and logistics guide to Devil’s Dome Loop, a dramatic 40ish mile backpacking route in the North Cascades. The views are heavenly, but the devil is in the 5000+ foot climb…

Best of Joshua Tree National Park for Outdoor Adventure Lovers

Best of Joshua Tree National Park for Outdoor Adventure Lovers

Joshua Tree National Park for active outdoor adventure lovers: hiking, biking, camping, and climbing highlights.

North Coast Ridge to Cone Peak: Epic Ventana Wilderness Ridge Hike

North Coast Ridge to Cone Peak: Epic Ventana Wilderness Ridge Hike

If you’ve already hiked to Cone Peak in the Ventana Wilderness and want something bigger, this burly multi-day trek along North Coast Ridge might be just the thing.

18 Day John Muir Trail Itinerary from Lyell Canyon

18 Day John Muir Trail Itinerary from Lyell Canyon

To help you plan your JMT hike, here’s the 18 day John Muir Trail itinerary I used to hike from the Lyell Canyon alternate start.

Tahoe Rim Trail: 7 Day Lightweight Backpacking Itinerary and Tips

Tahoe Rim Trail: 7 Day Lightweight Backpacking Itinerary and Tips

The 170 mile Tahoe Rim Trail makes a fantastic lightweight backpacking route. Here’s a 7 day TRT itinerary, plus gear and logistics notes, from my TRT thru-hike.

Hardest and Highest Hill Hikes in the SF Bay Area

Hardest and Highest Hill Hikes in the SF Bay Area

Looking for something tall to hike to the top of? This list of challenging hill climbs in the San Francisco Bay Area has you covered.

Cycling Boise to Klamath Falls: Quiet Highways + Oregon Outback Bikepacking Route

Cycling Boise to Klamath Falls: Quiet Highways + Oregon Outback Bikepacking Route

Here’s 614 miles of lightly trafficked, wide-open eastern and central Oregon bicycle route. The only catch: it’s half pavement and half dirt. This mixed terrain adventure has a bit of everything.

Cactus to Clouds Hiking Guide (+ Must-Know Safety Info)

Cactus to Clouds Hiking Guide (+ Must-Know Safety Info)

Thinking about taking on the notorious Cactus to Clouds hiking route? Here’s what you must know before attempting this epic and potentially dangerous day hike from Palm Springs.

Cone Peak Hiking Guide: From Sea to Sky at Big Sur

Cone Peak Hiking Guide: From Sea to Sky at Big Sur

Hiking Cone Peak might be the most spectacular thing you can do in the Big Sur area. Here’s a trail guide to the four different Cone Peak hiking routes.

Mineral King Loop: Four Gorgeous Route Options (With Maps)

Mineral King Loop: Four Gorgeous Route Options (With Maps)

Mineral King Loop refers to several amazing and lesser-known backpacking routes in Sequoia National Park. Here’s a trail guide to four possible Mineral King hikes.

How long does it take to hike the John Muir Trail?

How long does it take to hike the John Muir Trail?

How many days does it take to hike the John Muir Trail? It depends! Here’s how to calculate the JMT hiking pace that’s right for you.

The Best Tahoe Ski Resort for You: A Tahoe Regular Explains How to Choose

The Best Tahoe Ski Resort for You: A Tahoe Regular Explains How to Choose

What’s the best Tahoe ski resort? Depends on what you’re looking for. A Tahoe regular reveals the best skiing in Tahoe for YOU.

Idaho Smoke ‘n’ Fire 2019 Bikepacking Adventure

Idaho Smoke ‘n’ Fire 2019 Bikepacking Adventure

A bikepacking first-timer takes on 417 miles of beautiful, rugged, cold Idaho backcountry, on a pavement touring bike.

Where to Sleep and Camp While Bicycling Across America

Where to Sleep and Camp While Bicycling Across America

Wondering where to sleep on a budget while bicycling across the US? It can be tricky. Here are 14 ideas to help you save money and sleep well on a US bicycle tour.

Black Mountain Overnight: Mini Bikepacking Adventure in the SF Bay Area

Black Mountain Overnight: Mini Bikepacking Adventure in the SF Bay Area

This quick bikepacking getaway up to Black Mountain, where you can bike camp under the stars, is perfect for an overnight escape from the SF Bay Area peninsula.

The Peakbagger’s Guide to California’s 14ers

The Peakbagger’s Guide to California’s 14ers

Whether you’re looking for beginner-friendly California 14er hikes or want to climb the whole list, this guide to California 14ers has you covered.

Bike Nonstop US 2019: Lessons Learned From 3500 Miles at the Back of the Pack

Bike Nonstop US 2019: Lessons Learned From 3500 Miles at the Back of the Pack

Reflections and lessons from a touring cyclist dabbling in ultra-distance bike racing. Or, “How NOT to race a bicycle across the US.”

Mount Tallac Trail Guide: Epic Views in South Lake Tahoe

Mount Tallac Trail Guide: Epic Views in South Lake Tahoe

The Mount Tallac Trail in South Lake Tahoe is a gorgous, dramatic, challenging day hike with sweeping views. Here’s what to know before you go.

Outdoorsy Things to do in Bend, Oregon

Outdoorsy Things to do in Bend, Oregon

Outdoor adventurers: here’s your guide to all the best outdoorsy things to do in Bend, Oregon. Hiking, biking, climbing, camping, river floating, and beer drinking – Bend has it all!

6 Long Rail Trails Perfect For Bicycle Touring in the US

6 Long Rail Trails Perfect For Bicycle Touring in the US

These six long rail trails are scenic, historic, mostly flat, and 100% car-free. Pick one for your next weekend or multiday bicycle tour in the United States.

Lost Sierra Adventure Guide: Outdoorsy Fun in California’s Secret Mountains

Lost Sierra Adventure Guide: Outdoorsy Fun in California’s Secret Mountains

Your guide to hiking, camping, MTB, family fun, and small mountain towns in the Lost Sierra and Lakes Basin region near Downieville and Sierra City.

California Deserts: Six Roadtrip Destinations for Outdoor Adventure

California Deserts: Six Roadtrip Destinations for Outdoor Adventure

Looking for some wide open space therapy? Look no further than these six California desert destinations, full of amazing camping, hiking, biking, climbing, and more.