Iceberg Lake

Iceberg lake was breath taking right when we came over the ridge  from Cecile lake.  You can imediantly see why the lake is called iceberg with the giant bolder sitting half way in the water. The trail is a boulder scramble all the way down to the exit of the water from the lake.  You… Read more »

Garnet Lake

Garnet lake is one of the many lakes on the JMT.  This lake is between Ruby lake and Shadow lake.  Once you come over either ridge you drop down into this beautiful lake in the Sierra Mountains.  Backpacking this trail the infamous John Muhur Trail is like nothing else.         The one morning I… Read more »

Training Ideas For Your Trip

The best thing you can do for yourself is train for your backpacking trip.  And this type of training does not start in the gym.  I will go over a few ideas on the best ways to train for the long 4-21 day trips.

Minaret Creek

When you take the small detour off the JMT trails you can choose to check out the spears of the Minarets.  And on your way up you walk along the Minaret creek.  As you can see there are beautiful section of the creek with the water cascading down open areas.  To see in person was… Read more »



Ediza Lake

Ediza lake is another one of the jaw dropping lakes you can find while backpacking in the Sierra Nevada Mountains above Mammoth lakes.  The rock rubble back drop with the snow and small water falls falling into the lake.   If you look in the photo below you can see Todd (my father) standing on… Read more »