I’ve enjoyed exploring the world on foot for just about as long as I can remember. I climbed Cloud’s Rest when I was 12 years old and never looked back. In the last few years in particular, I’ve been hiking regularly, both in the San Francisco Bay Area, and farther afield in the Sierra Nevada other regions. While I’m currently living in New York City, I still manage to do a short hike now and then, and I’m looking forward to more challenging trips in the future when I have more time.
Here are trip reports from some of my more memorable trips.
6/15-7/1 – Alfred Wainwright’s Coast-to-Coast Trail – a 14 day trek across northern England, from the Irish Sea to the North Sea.
7/31-8/1 – Trans-Sierra Dayhike – from Mosquito Flat (east side) to Lake Edison (west side) via Mono Pass. One day over, one day back.
7/17-7/18 – Mt. Shasta (take 2) – a 2 day climb of Mt. Shasta with friends following an unsuccessful PCS trip the month before.
12/4-12/6 – Telescope Peak (PCS) – dayhike of the highest peak in Death Valley in late autumn.
10/24-10/25 – Virginia Peak attempt (PCS) – an attempt on Virginia Peak in eastern Yosemite after the first snow.
10/10-10/11 – Mt. Langley (PCS) – two-day backpacking trip to climb Mt. Langley in the southern Sierra.
9/25-9/27 – White Mountain Peak – dayhiking White Mountain on a photography trip to Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest.
9/9-9/15 – Tour de Monte Rosa – 4 days circumambulating the Monte Rosa on the Switzerland-Italy border.
8/1-8/2 – University Peak (PCS) – dayhiking University Peak, on the eastern boundary of Kings Canyon NP.
7/11-7/12 – Amelia Earhart Peak and Mt. Dana (PCS) – day hiking two peaks in upper Yosemite.
6/5-6/7 – Glacier Point and Half Dome – day hikes from Yosemite Valley to Glacier Point and Half Dome.
5/14-5/18 – Lost Coast Trail (PCS) – backpacking the northern section of the Lost Coast Trail from Petrolia to Shelter Cove.
8/14-8/17 – Mt. Brewer (PCS) – my first real mountaineering trip, climbing Mt. Brewer in central Kings Canyon NP.
6/7-6/11 – Sequoia/Kings Canyon Passes – backpacking over the Kearsarge, Forester and Shepherd passes in the central Sierra.
8/21-8/23 – Mineral King – backpacking to Spring Lake and Black Rock Pass in southern Sequoia NP.