Hiking Mt. Whitney, Highest Peak In The Continental US
unt Whitney is the tallest mountain in the continental US (not including Alaska) and is most commonly summited by a 22 mile hiking trail. We completed it as a day hike on July 3rd after several months of preparation.
Elk & Elephant Seals at Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes National Seashore is a peninsula on the coast of California north of San Francisco. Alexa and I went here two weekends in a row in January 2021. We saw elephant seals and Tule elk in their natural habitat along the dramatic cliffs and rolling grasslands of the California coast.
Perfect Sierra Slab Climbing on Moonlight Madness 5.9, Shuteye Ridge
Moonlight Madness is a multi-pitch rock climbing route on the 1,000 ft face of Big Sleep Dome at Shuteye Ridge in California. It climbs slab and knobs up beautiful Sierra Nevada granite to a summit with beautiful views. Alexa and I climbed this on August 1st, 2020.
Hiking Mount Givens in the John Muir Wilderness
Mount Givens is a peak in the John Muir Wilderness near Kaiser Pass. It is a moderate hike from the White Bark Vista point and provides excellent views of the central Sierra Nevada Mountains. I hiked this with Alexa and Heidi the dog on July 19th, 2020.
Photo Op – Camping at White Bark Vista
White Bark Vista is a spectacular viewpoint of the central Sierra Nevada mountains that is accessible via a short 4x4 road. It lies in Sierra National Forest. Alexa, Heidi the dog, and I car camped there July 18th-19th, 2020.
A Quick Climb of Fresno Dome South Pillar, 5.7
Fresno Dome is a 600' granite dome located near Oakhurst, California. It has several multi and single pitch climbs on it, including South Pillar, 5.7 YDS, 4 Pitches. I climbed this with my wife Alexa on July 20th 2020.
Climbing at Tiger Cage – Courtright Reservoir
Tiger Cage is a single pitch rock climbing crag located at Courtright Reservoir, California. It hosts over a dozen routes on high quality and aesthetic rock. Alexa and I climbed here on July 3rd, 2020
Two Waterfalls, One Hike – Red Rock and Corlieu Falls
Red Rock and Corlieu Falls are two beautiful and popular waterfalls accessed by hiking 3.9 miles on the Lewis Creek Trail near Oakhurst, California. It makes a nice half-day trip from Fresno, or a quick diversion on the way to Yosemite . Alexa and I hiked this trail after work on June 30th, 2020.
Climbing Tollhouse Traverse – Tollhouse Rock
Tollhouse Rock is a 600' granite dome located about an hour northeast of Fresno, California. It hosts several multi and single pitch climbs including Tollhouse Traverse, 5.5 YDS, 4 Pitches. I climbed this with my wife Alexa on June 16th 2020.
A Day of Solitude on Goat Mountain – Kings Canyon National Park
Goat Mountain is a non-technical peak in Kings Canyon National Park. The most common access is via the Copper Creek Trail. It can be done overnight or in a big day. I opted to hike it in a big and tiring day June 10th, 2020.