I found out that Northern California’s largest state park, the Henry W. Coe State Park, is only an hour away from me. I decided to check it out and test out my new boots with an overnight backpacking trip to Los Cruzeros. The hike in was easy, but the hike back was [...]
I went out to Castle Rock state park for an overnight backpacking trip with my friends Chris and Devin. The hike was pretty easy after the Kalalau Trail in Kauai. It was also a lot colder at night. The wind was so strong that clouds seemed to be moving 100 miles per hour. The [...]
I had an incredible time in Shasta last weekend. Angie and I only made it up to 9200 ft, so we didn’t summit the Mountain this trip. We did make it to the top of the Black Butte, which provides a great view of Mt. Shasta and the surrounding area. Some of the other [...]
This Fourth of July weekend was the most exhausting and most challenging weekends of my life. Will and I went to Lovers Leap to meet our friends Sean, Ryan, and Mike for three days of intense climbing, intense hiking, and intense traffic.
So Mr. Falknor and I decided that we needed to summit Mt. Shasta, and prior to that we needed to do some training. Our first training exercise was a 25 mile overnight hike from Big Basin State Park to the ocean and back. It was good practice, and we learned a lot of useful [...]
I went up to Lovers Leap in the South Lake Tahoe area for some camping and my first multi-pitch climb. My henchman, Mr. Falknor, and I climbed the two classic beginner climbs on Hogsback: Knapsack Crack and Deception. We arrived Friday night to setup camp and locate our climbs, which was a good thing, [...]