I began backcountry camping in 2020, and would consider myself a novice. Since then I have been focusing on tackling the Sierras, but would love to explore multi-day hikes all over the world.

Where I’ve been

4 Days in Santa Rosa, Channel Islands National Park

On my quest to visit every national park in my home state of California, I figured Spring 2021was finally the time to tackle one of the more remote parks: Channel Islands. Only accessible by Island Packers ferry, a trip to Channel Islands requires some forethought. For those looking for a quick trip, there is an…

Backpacking to Minaret Lake

Trailhead: Devil’s Postpile Length: 18 mi roundtrip Permit: Required for overnight Elevation gain: 2,500 ft We attempted this hike mid July 2022 for my third annual backpacking trip. My sister, Emily and friend, Sabrina, joined Crystal and me for their first time in the backcountry. Looking back, this may not have been the best choice…