John Muir Trail Yosemite to Tuolumne

John Muir Trail Day 1: Happy Isles to Tuolumne Meadows

On the first day of my John Muir Trail experience, I hiked from Yosemite Valley to Tuolumne Meadows. There was a thunderstorm that brought quite a bit of rain, but the day was still a glorious one.

Yosemite Backpacker's Camp

John Muir Trail Day 0: Lone Pine to Yosemite Valley

Julia and I arrived in Lone Pine at 1:30 AM on July 8. We had originally planned to arrive much earlier, but had our work schedules change at the last minute. This didn’t allow us to leave Southern California until 10:30 PM. The marquee for the Dow Villa Motel drew us in from the long drive on highway 395, and we quickly checked in and proceeded to our room. Before attempting to go to sleep, we went through our packs one last time to ensure we had all of our gear ready for the 225 mile trek that stood before us.

TarpTent Double Rainbow

Gear Review: Tarptent Double Rainbow

I’ve used the Double Rainbow in all sorts of conditions, including hot and cold weather, thunderstorms, wind storms, and a two week thru-hike of the John Muir Trail. It’s safe to say I’ve put this tent through the wringer, and I’ll now put my experience with the tent into this comprehensive review.

John Muir Trail Day 3

I’m Back From Hiking The John Muir Trail! See My 11 Favorite Photos!

I just returned from an incredible two weeks on the John Muir Trail. Julia and I hiked 222 miles from Yosemite Valley to Whitney Portal, climbing 47,000 ft of elevation, and got to enjoy Yosemite National Park, Ansel Adams Wilderness, John Muir Wilderness, Kings Canyon National Park, and Sequoia National Park. Here are my 11 favorite photos!

Camino de Santiago Puenta La Reina Bridge

24 Photos That Will Make You Want To Walk Camino de Santiago

Camino de Santiago is a 500 mile pilgrimage across Spain. I walked “The Way” in 2012, and it has thus far been the most transformative travel experience of my life. Every summer, I start to think back on my journey, and the many lessons it taught me. Every photo I took tells a story, and captures a moment in time that made me the person I am today. Here are 24 photo moments from my journey to Santiago.

Ausangate Peru

20 Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit Peru

I just completed full write-ups on this blog for the Ausangate Trek, and the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu. Looking through my photos, I was consumed with the overwhelming urge to return to the beautiful country of Peru. There are times when words simply cannot do justice to a thought or emotion. In these times, I rely heavily on photo and video to bring my adventures back to life. Here are my 20 photos that will make you want to visit Peru.

Ausangate Trek Day 3

Ausangate Trek Day 3

The Ausangate Trek is a 43 mile backpacking trip that runs through one of the most beautiful landscapes in the Andes. Starting at 12,000ft and reaching high passes close to 17,000ft, the Ausangate Trek reaches some seriously high elevations. Along the way, you’ll pass by small villages, glacial lakes, towering snow capped peaks, and herds of alpacas. The Ausangate Trek is an adventure of a life time, and I’ll be covering all of the details in this guide.

Ausangate Trek

Ausangate Trek Day 2

The Ausangate Trek is a 43 mile backpacking trip that runs through one of the most beautiful landscapes in the Andes. Starting at 12,000ft and reaching high passes close to 17,000ft, the Ausangate Trek reaches some seriously high elevations. Along the way, you’ll pass by small villages, glacial lakes, towering snow capped peaks, and herds of alpacas. The Ausangate Trek is an adventure of a life time, and I’ll be covering all of the details in this guide.

Ausangate Trek

Ausangate Trek Day 1

The Ausangate Trek is a 43 mile backpacking trip that runs through one of the most beautiful landscapes in the Andes. Starting at 12,000ft and reaching high passes close to 17,000ft, the Ausangate Trek reaches some seriously high elevations. Along the way, you’ll pass by small villages, glacial lakes, towering snow capped peaks, and herds of alpacas. The Ausangate Trek is an adventure of a life time, and I’ll be covering all of the details in this guide.