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California hiking, international adventure travel, gear reviews, and photography. Trail to Peak is your source for finding day hikes, backpacking trips, international adventure travel, and weekend microadventures.

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When Salomon released the SLAB Wings last year, many wondered if they had done away with the SLAB Wings sequential numbering nomenclature or hit the reset button to move it back to zero. Well, it looks like we have the answer with the new release of the SLAB Wings 8, picking up from the Wings… Read More

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The Nike Wildhorse 3 has been my favorite trail shoe this year by a long shot. I purchased my first pair in September of 2015, and am now on my fourth pair. I put over 400 hiking miles on pair number one, and have logged over 100 trail running miles on pair number two. When… Read More

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This year we celebrate the 100th anniversary of our National Park Service here in the United States. I’m lucky to have access to nine National Parks here in California, but love getting out of the state to visit other National Parks. Utah has 5 of the most spectacular National Parks in our nation, with Zion, Bryce… Read More

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It’s been about a year since I created the current logo for Trail to Peak. When I launched Trail to Peak in 2014, I started with just a quick logo I created in about 10 minutes on Photoshop with some clip art. I never really expected my blog to grow or turn into much, but… Read More

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In the last two years, I’ve made two visits to Grand Canyon National Park to experience some of the most breathtaking views in the United States. In 2014, Julia and I hiked from the South Rim to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, and in 2015, we hiked from Rim to Rim to Rim, South… Read More

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For the second year in a row now, my “Top 10 Lightweight Hiking Shoes” post has been the most popular page on Trail to Peak. I created that post almost a year ago, and have some exciting updates to add for the second half of 2016. It’s an incredible time to be alive for those… Read More

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Trail to Peak was recently featured on WordPress Discover! For those of you who are unfamiliar, WordPress Discover is described as “The best content on WordPress, collected for you by humans who love to read.” If you’ve never taken the time to browse the Discover page, I highly suggest you do. It’s a great way… Read More

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Last year, I hiked the 210 miles of the John Muir Trail from Yosemite to Mt. Whitney. The time of year has come for this year’s class of JMT hikers to begin making their way through the Sierra Nevada mountains. I’m already planning a return to the JMT, and will be hiking northbound for the… Read More

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Last year, I walked 210 miles with 80,000ft of elevation change from Yosemite Valley to the 14,505ft summit of Mt. Whitney.  It was an incredible journey through the Sierra Nevada mountains, and an adventure I’ll never forget. I’ve created day by day accounts of this adventure on this blog, and am now ready to share… Read More

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