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Mt. Whitney

Prepping For Your First 14er Hike

There are 96 14ers in the US and hiking at least a handful of them is on most hiker’s bucket list! You’re pushing your body to new limits, you’re climbing high, and there are quite a few of them so you can really turn peak-bagging into your own personal sport for the coming seasons.

My Backpacking Packing Checklist

Figuring out what to bring with you on a backpacking trip can be one of the most confusing parts of backpacking. You don’t want to miss bringing something important, and there are so many different gear options.

Why You Need a Bear Canister for the Backcountry

Bear canisters… they’re bulky, add weight to your pack, never easy to pack, hard to fit more than a couple days’ worth of food and scented items in them… but we need them.

How to Start Training for Hiking

What dream hike is on your list? Half Dome? Everest Base Camp? Patagonia? With training, you can get into hiking shape so your bucket list “one day” hike can become a reality.

Taking Care Of Your Feet on a Long Hike

Foot pain can taint even the most remarkable experience. So I’ve partnered with Injinji to share how I prevent foot pain on long day hikes, multi-day backpacking trips, and even week long treks.

How to Reduce Knee Pain On and Off the Trail

Like most, I’ve struggled with bad knee pain on the trail, especially the steep downhill sections. After much research and talking to doctors on what to do about my knee pain, how to prevent it and how to deal with it on the trail, here is what works for me.

Mt. Whitney Trail Report

I’ve seen the most beautiful sunrises on Mt. Whitney time and time again, nothing compares to watching the whole mountain light up pink in the sunrise glow. Now that you’ve gotten your permit, you know what you’re getting yourself into, and you are getting prepared for this stunning hike, let’s get into the trail report.

Planning for Mt. Whitney

When to go? Where to camp? What rules to follow? Sample itinerary? Read on!

Mt Whitney Permit Process For Backpackers & Hikers

With over 6,700 feet of elevation gain on the trail, Mt. Whitney stands at 14,505 feet and is the highest point in the lower 48 states. So you’ve decided to hike to the top?