Tag: adventure

A failed attempt climbing Longs Peak

An attempt to climb Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park. And learning an important lesson: what counts in the end is making it back alive.

Joshua Tree National Park: The Desert Experience

I explored the state’s deep south this time. Which, in California, means the desert landscape of Joshua Tree National Park.

Hiking in Big Sur: Remnants of the Past

What happens when you decide to take a trail on a hike that is not really a trail? A regular hike turns into an epic adventure through the wilderness.

Backpacking in Rocky Mountain National Park with REI

I enjoyed my first trip with REI so much, that I decided to go for another one. This time, my sense for adventure took me to Colorado and the Rocky Mountain National Park for two nights of backpacking.

Climbing Mount Shasta and (almost) summitting

Longing for the next adventure, this time I found myself about five hours north of San Francisco, as part of an eight person group attempting to summit the fifth highest summit in California.