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.
Falling Rock Canyon is a strenuous Class 2 off-trail hike accessed from the Icehouse Canyon trailhead. In this guide, I will provide photos, maps, a GPX file, and a trip report for a hike of Falling Rock Canyon to Sugar Loaf Peak and Ontario Peak.
There are a few ways to hike to the 5796′ summit of Sunset Peak. In this post, I’ll detail a hike where I combined the two eastern approaches, ascending the east ridge trail route and descending on the eastern approach fire road.
The My Trail Co Storm UL Jacket is an ultralight 10oz waterproof rain coat built to handle everything from light rains to heavy downpours. In this review, I will document my experience with the My Trail Co Storm UL Rain Jacket.
The FreeVision VILTA is a 3-axis gimbal designed for use with the GoPro Hero 3, 4, and 5. I’ve been using the FreeVision VILTA on most of my latest hikes, and will focus this review on applications for hiking, trail running, and backpacking.
The Julbo Venturi is a pair of sunglasses specifically created for trail running and mountain activities. I’ve been wearing the Julbo Venturi as my primary option for eye protection over the last few months, and will document their performance in this review.
The La Sportiva Wildcat is a trail shoe that’s well tuned for hiking, trail running, and backpacking. The Wildcat combines a sticky and versatile outsole with a well cushioned midsole for a solid base that will handle a wide variety of trail conditions. The breathable nylon mesh upper offers good protection without inhibiting breathability too much.
The Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL3 is a lightweight three person tent that’s perfect for camping and backpacking. With a packaged weight of 3lbs 14oz, this is one of the lightest freestanding three person tents on the market. In this review I will detail my experience with the HV UL3 alongside an overview of the tent’s specs and performance.
The NEMO Siren is a lightweight 30 degree down sleeping quilt that’s perfect for three season backpacking and camping. In this review, I’m going to cover the build quality, details, functionality, and performance of the NEMO Siren.