Southern California Coast and Joshua Tree National Park

September 23 – October 4, 2014 Following the JMT, we picked up the pups (Duke and Spike) and spent almost a week in Milpitas, CA (just south of San Fran)with my brother and his family. We lots of great home-cooked Indian food and went to Bikram Yoga several times to work out the kinks in […]

Tahoe-(End of August pre-JMT Hike)

Hello from Moab!  We’ve been traveling through Southwest Colorado the last couple days and made our way back to Moab to enjoy the last bit of warm weather before we head north to Canada for our Nordic skiing adventure set to begin mid-November. We have some reliable internet access as we’ve been crashing at cheap […]

Yellowstone National Park – August 2014

We are catching up on a backlog of posts from the past few months. We visited Yellowstone and Lake Tahoe in August, 2014, prior to hiking the John Muir Trail. Here are some shots of Yellowstone. Yellowstone National Park is to many the quintessential American Park.  The wildlife, stunning scenery, and seemingly geologic wizardry draw […]

Hiking the John Muir Trail: 18 Days of Blisters and Bliss

Alison and I finished an amazing and exhausting trek along the John Muir Trail. We covered over 230 miles from Yosemite National Park to the summit of Mt. Whitney (the highest point in the continental USA) and then down to the Whitney Portal Trailhead. You can read more about the John Muir Trail (JMT for […]