Paying Tolls on Old Roads

Bikepacking Clear Lake and Cow Mountain

Nestled amidst the rolling landscapes of Lake County, Clear Lake emerged as a revelation—a shimmering expanse of freshwater, the largest…

Into The Furnace

Bikepacking Mendocino National Forest

Is it wise to attempt an eighty-mile bikepacking loop over two days in 100+ degree heat with 11,000+ feet of…

Too Much to Chew

Bikepacking and Peakbagging at Big Bear Lake

It had been a while since my friend Ethan and I had gotten together for a proper outdoor adventure. The…

After the Fire and Rain

Bikepacking Henry Coe State Park

Bikepacking at Henry W. Coe State Park, the largest in northern California, has been on my list for a while….

Lost and Found

Bikepacking the Lost Coast Ridge Trail

“I like that blinking light you got on your back there,” I heard someone to my left call out towards…

From the Valley to the Woods

Bikepacking the San Francisco Peninsula

“Hey, looks like you’re pretty much ready for the end of the world?”, one of the two mountain bikers at…

Amongst Red Giants

A Microadventure to Big Basin Redwoods State Park

“Well, he biked here, so we gotta put him somewhere,” the bearded twenty-something state park official clarified from the back…

In Search of a Cabin

Overnighting at a Yosemite Backcountry Hut

We were stuck. Stuck in traffic. First on 680 towards Dublin and then on 580 heading west to Tracy. But…

Golden Gate to City of Angels

Cycling from San Francisco to Los Angeles

Several storms in early 2023 caused significant damage to multiple sections of Highway 1. One area along Big Sur, Paul’s…