Sierra High Route
Before I hiked the John Muir Trail, I wasn’t very familiar with a long trek on a planned route. It’s a great way to go if you want to cover a lot of miles over an extended period. I loved it. In the past…growing up and walking in the Dolomites of Italy – we rarely walked for long […]
Contact Pass – Big Pine Creek
Quick two day trip. Drove up in the morning, long overland hike up South Fork of Big Pine Creek. Up and over Contact Pass, then overland out to Second Lake and out North Fork. Slight mishap on the snow. I forget which book I was reading that said “Stalin, like every good peasant, had the […]
Dusy Basin & Mount Columbine
Recently visited Dusy Basin on a solo trip. While there I decided to explore the area around Isoceles Peak and Mount Columbine. When I got to the base, I decided I would give climbing Mt. Columbine a try. Very tricky picking a way through from the East side. I ended up with some Class 2 […]
John Muir Trail and Whitney
Above: Me And Dennis on Whitney Summit In August 2013, my buddy Dennis and I decided to hike about 70 miles of the John Muir Trail (JMT), summit Mt. Whitney, and have a great time. It took some doing, but it was definitely one of the best hiking trips of my life. Dennis was a […]
In November 2016, I took a very express hiking trip to New Zealand’s North Island with my buddy Dennis. This time frame was only 1 week including travel to and from. We got off the overnight flight, drove to Coromandel, and started hiking. Good way to shake off the jet lag. Coromandel Coastal Walk The […]
Dolomiti – Italy
Above: My beloved Cavria – Doss del Sabion, Madonna di Campiglio and the Dolomiti di Brenta in the view. This is the view from Cavria, our beloved historical chalet at about 1500meters above Carisolo. My great great grand father and brothers built this chalet in 1890 as a place to take animals to summer pasture. […]
Above: Duck Lake Near Mammoth Duck Lake is incredible. From Mammoth’s Lake Mary area, you can get up almost to the JMT and this beautiful spot. Wow! Gorgeous and almost empty the day I went up. I only ran into 2 people!
Santa Monica Mountains
Above: Marco and Dennis on the trail near Sandstone *sadly this area burned in 2013 I love to hike, and pretty much every weekend, you’ll find me in the mountains of LA with my buddies. It’s amazing in 30 minutes from my door, I’m out in the Mountains. Life doesn’t get any better!
Grandview Trail to Horseshoe Mesa
Hike Date: March 28, 2014. Since having a baby 4 months ago, I’m not really as able to take longer overnight hiking trips at the moment. Still that doesn’t mean that we can’t have a little adventure and fun. My wife, Denise and I have resolved to keep on traveling and keep on doing things […]