Hmm, the Wilderness Office guy said as he went down the line to ask what routes hikers were requesting permits for. Should be okay… Nobody else is asking about Half Dome today… … More 20170918: Breathing wildfire air atop Half Dome (Yosemite NP)
“The mountains are calling, and I must go.” – John Muir. My trip report of the entire JMT and side trips. Itinerary, trip planning notes, photos. … More 20170904-18: Mt. Whitney to Half Dome on the John Muir Trail
A 3-hr orientation hike, destination: abandoned ashram somewhere in the Mojave-Kern, the “land of cloud-nourished trees and wild things that live without drink…” … More 20170903: Hike to the Secret Ashram (Lone Pine, CA)
Summits off the Jasper Skyline Trail: The Notch, Amber, Tekarra, Signal. … More 20170723, 26: Skyline Trail Peaks (Maligne Range, Jasper N.P.)
Play day! Crowfoot Mountain north peak, picnics in the sun, posing with strange rock formations, Bow Falls, and in general just meandering around. … More 20170826: Bow Lake play day (Icefields Parkway)
Chipmunks played hide-and-seek beside and behind us as we made our way up, watching us with bright dark eyes, alternating bravery with hesitancy, and no doubt hoping we’d reward their animated companionship with crumbs from our lunch. … More 20170813: Devil’s Thumb (Lake Louise, Banff)
Summiting mountains in some of the most spectacular scenery of Jasper (Whistlers, Indian Ridge) and Yoho (Whaleback, Pollinger, McArthur). 360 degrees of glaciers, waterfalls, and lakes. … More 20170803-07: High five to Peak Week!