Author: Drew Robinson

I'm Drew, creator of Trail to Peak. 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 19 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.
Gear Review: Salewa Ultra Train 2 Hiking Shoe
Footwear Reviews

Gear Review: Salewa Ultra Train 2 Hiking Shoe

alewa’s Ultra Train 2 is a trail shoe specifically designed for speed hiking, fastpacking, and high alpine mountain training. The low-profile upper has a precise fit with a durable and protective outer shell. The protective 8mm drop midsole and aggressive Michelin compound outsole are carryovers from the original Ultra Train, which will be welcome news to those that enjoyed the original. I’ve been wear testing the¬†Salewa’s Ultra Train 2 since they were released a few months ago, and will share my experience in this review.¬†

Gear Review Sony FE 50mm F/1.8 SEL50F18F
Camera and Electronics Reviews

Gear Review: Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens

The¬†Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 is the most affordable Sony lens available for full frame e-mount cameras. The Sony FE 50mm isn’t going to win any awards for build quality with it’s plastic construction, but I was pretty impressed with its performance and the images I was able to get during my months of testing. In this review I’ll provide my opinion of this lens as well as images samples.

Gear Review: Adidas Terrex Swift R2 Hiking Shoes
Footwear Reviews

Gear Review: Adidas Terrex Swift R2 Hiking Shoes

The¬†Adidas Terrex Swift R2 is a burly, rugged, and sturdy trail shoe that’s made to tackle long hikes and backpacking trips. The Swift R2 is built on a stable 10mm drop platform with a sturdy board lasted midsole. The aggressive full coverage outsole uses a super sticky Continental rubber compound for a sure footed stride on wet and dry trails.

Central Coast Hikes National Parks

Hiking to El Montanon Peak ‚Äď Santa Cruz Island

The 1808ft summit of El Monta√Īon is the highest point on the east side of Santa Cruz Island in Channel Islands National Park. The hike to¬†El Monta√Īon Peak starts out at Scorpion Ranch and gains more than 2,000ft of elevation over 4 miles to the summit. In this guide for El Monta√Īon, I’ll provide gpx files, maps, photos, and a hike description.

Gear Review La Sportiva Lycan Trail Running Hiking
Footwear Reviews

Gear Review: La Sportiva Lycan Trail Shoe

The Lycan is a brand new mountain running trail shoe from¬†La Sportiva. The Lycan is nimble and light, combining a highly responsive midsole with a sticky and low profile outsole. I’ve been using the Lycan as a light hiker and as my go-to trail running shoe since their release, and will share my thoughts in this review.