Winter Wandering in the Western Sierras

Winter Wandering in the Western Sierras

Too many consider climate change to be a future threat that we can ignore today while hoping our children and grandchildren will deal with the problem. (Hey, Uncle Jack and Mike B.! How are you guys doing?) While that mindset regrettably dominates domestic politics in...
Fun on Colorado’s Four Pass Loop

Fun on Colorado’s Four Pass Loop

I recently had the chance to spend a few days on the Four Pass Loop in Colorado, an amazing hiking destination that I’ve (somehow) spent very little time. This short, scenic circuit treats hikers to a series of high altitude passes interspersed with alpine lakes, lush...
A Bumpy Road on the Big SEKI Loop

A Bumpy Road on the Big SEKI Loop

The Big SEKI Loop brought me back to California’s High Sierras, one of my favorite hiking destinations. Although I’ve hiked often in the Sierras, the trek turned into even more adventure than I had planned on. Check out Part 1 if you missed my introduction to the Big...
Intro to the Big SEKI Loop

Intro to the Big SEKI Loop

The John Muir Trail gets most of the press, but it isn’t the only inspiring distance trail in California’s Sierra Nevadas. For those who have already tackled the JMT or who want the convenience of a circuit hike, the Big SEKI Loop is a perfect option for exploring...