Trail to Peak is a trusted resource for Southern California hiking guides, international travel guides, and thorough gear reviews.
Trail to Peak brings content to life on the web through breath-taking photography and captivating video. I launched Trail to Peak in 2014 with a goal to inspire readers to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. I have traveled to 22 countries, walked Camino de Santiago, hiked the John Muir Trail, trekked through the Andes of Peru, and am constantly seeking new adventures in my home state of California. Joining me on my weekly adventures is my partner, Julia, our son, Owen, and our two goldendoodles, Isla and Lilly.
My Short Story:
It all started for me after finishing my undergraduate degree in 2008 at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Without knowing anyone or doing any real planning, I packed up my bags and flew to Buenos Aires. I hadn’t really traveled much before heading to Argentina, as I always kept myself busy with studying and football practice. Being a student athlete doesn’t leave much time for wandlust and vacation. Deep down, exploration was always a part of me. It’s all I really wanted to do. I knew as soon as the plane landed in Buenos Aires, a new chapter was being written. A chapter that would precede countless more.
I’ve now visited 22 countries, and have had the chance to explore Europe’s most talked about cities. In 2012, after finishing graduate school, I walked Camino de Santiago. This has been the most transformative chapter in my travel adventures thus far. In 2013, Julia and I completed the Salkantay Trek to Macchu Picchu and trekked the Ausangate circuit in Peru. It was an incredible experience to explore the Inca legends and folklore. In 2014, we hiked Tour du Mont Blanc, and finished with a mini tour of Eastern Europe. In July of 2015, I fulfilled a dream and thru-hiked the John Muir Trail in my own back yard of California!
2016 was another year filled with adventure. Julia and I spent 10 days exploring a number of cities in Japan. The highlight of that trip was a visit to the holy land of Koyasan. A few months later, Julia gave birth to our first child, a son we named Owen. Owen got to see Yosemite shortly after birth, and just completed his first backpacking trip, to Havasupai Falls.
2017 was another amazing year. We spent the summer driving around Iceland and saw every corner of the Ring Road!
After exploring the ring road, we enjoyed an incredible December trip that took us to Vietnam and Cambodia. I can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store!
Partner With Me:
If you’re interested in partnering with Trail to Peak, download my media kit and contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I have five partnership opportunities:
1.) Gear and Product Reviews
2.) Press Trips
3.) I’ll Be Your Brand Ambassador
4.) I Can Create Custom And Exclusive Content
5.) I can provide you with photographs and video for a destination or activity of your choosing
Writing reviews and testing outdoor gear is one of my favorite parts of being a blogger. Let me help get the word out on your great new products. I can visit your travel destination and provide a quality write up with eye-catching photos and video to build awareness in the travel community. I’m looking to create lasting partnerships with like-minded companies that provide goods and services to the adventure travel community. Let me know if you have a customized project in mind. I can work with you to provide targeted, audience-engaging original content.
You can also contact me if you’re looking to purchase any of my photographs for commercial use or redistribution.