For me, every trip through the Eastern Sierra has to start or end with a hot spring. In a former life, I think I was a balneologist — one who studies the therapeutic effects of thermal baths. Now I just like to pretend I’m one! I have my favorites, like the Long Valley Caldera classics […]
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Sometimes I wonder if these types of posts need any narration at all. Sometimes I feel the pictures tell the full story, and they do a better job than I ever could describing the grandeur and beauty of the Eastern Sierra backcountry. So, I’ll try to let them do most of the talking… I only […]
With summer coming to an end soon (nooooo! I was getting used to the 8 pm sunsets), I thought I would finally share the biggest highlight of my summer, and that was my birthday adventure in a little-known gem of the Eastern Sierra called Florence Lake. What makes it so little known, and what makes […]
The East Fork of the Carson, a designated California State Scenic River, is one of the few rivers that flows down the steep eastern side of the Sierra Nevada Range. Straddling Northern California and Northern Nevada, the raftable section of the river runs from Markleeville to Gardnerville, a 20-mile stretch of high desert canyons with […]
Snow, June, and California — these three words don’t exactly belong in the same sentence. But with “June-uary” in full swing this year, dropping record snowfall across much of California’s mountains, it was both a curse and a blessing. My river camping trip, an annual birthday tradition, was a bust because with record snowfall comes […]
We’re almost halfway through the year Time to bid farewell to snow It’s been the perfect endless winter Season of face shots and freshies all aglow I’ll miss my many layers all bundled up outside Tryin’ to stay warm in the middle of the big white storm I’ll miss the hectic drive up 395 Chain […]
Okay, so it may feel like spring around here, but guess what? A few hours north, it’s anything but!