Muir Taco – Four Days in the Sierra Nevada from Bishop Pass

Jeff, continuing to descend into Le Conte Canyon with Langille Peak dominating

We had a mission for Muir Taco: Deliver fresh carne asada tacos and cold beer to unsuspecting hikers along the John Muir Trail at the Muir Hut at the top of Muir Pass. While we missed our ultimate destination goal, we had a great time in the Sierra Nevada, saw some stunning scenery, and, in […]

Chicken Spring Lake Backpacking Trip – Mother Nature had other plans

Chicken Spring Lake

For this Summer’s backpacking trip, I decided to invite a group of people that don’t normally get into the outdoors. I searched for a place that was fairly accessible, yet still offered backpacking newcomers a glimpse of the beauty that is Sierra Nevada. Chicken Spring Lake, less than 5 miles from the Horseshoe Meadows Trailhead […]

Convict Lake – An Adventure with Papa

Laurel Mountain and Sevehah Cliff from a boat on Convict Lake

Why Convict Lake? So there I was, thinking about my dad and a road trip we went on back in 2004. We had driven from Southern California all the way to the land of his birth: a small town named Argyle, MN. I realized that it had been eight years since our road trip. I […]