A couple of days ago, I completed a 100 mile backpacking trip in the Sierra. It took me 10 days to complete my trip. I started my trek on the 20th of July and finished it on July 30th. The most difficult stretch I endured during my trip is hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from …
Hikes along the Highway 395 by far are truly one of the best I have ever seen in the Sierra Nevada. Highway 395 is the road that parallels the Eastern Sierra’s and provides access to some of the best hiking, lakes, and adventures you can find in California. Here are just few trails I had …
There are over 2,000 waterfalls to explore in Yosemite! , Yosemite’s waterfalls are truly at their best! Spring provides fair weather, fewer crowds, and for me personally, it is the best time to hit the trails.
Half Dome in Yosemite captures the hearts of millions of guests visiting the park each year. Hiking Half Dome is one of the most popular hike every ambitious visitor desires to hike.
Glacier Poi Glacier Point is lauded for one of Yosemite’s absolute grandest views. The point offers a superb view of several of Yosemite National Park’s well-known landmarks.
Day hikes and overnight trips along Tioga Pass are abundant with a scenic reward of its own. Trips available from the stretch of the Tioga Road range from relatively level forested hikes to Yosemite Valley’s north rim to trails plummeting deep into Yosemite’s northernmost canyons.
Climbing Mt. Whitney is a giant stair-master workout I have ever done in my life! Despite intense training, I went through, nothing prepared me for what I was facing on the mountain. I personally struggled with altitude sickness,
2 days prior to climbing Mt. Shasta, I heard reports that they were two rescues happening on the mountain. Having never climbed Mt. Shasta in my life, nor having any kind of mountaineering skills, I was feeling worried.
Battling summer heat, physical exhaustion, mild dehydration, bad blisters, skin rashes on my feet, and wearing the wrong type of shoes are among few things I have endured while hiking the 170 mile Tahoe Rim Trail.
Grand Canyon NP: 7 Top North Rim Day Hikes To Explore
In: Trail Notes
November 2, 2018 by Olya Andronova
Over five million people see the one mile (1.6km) Grand Canyon each year. Most of them see it from their car at overlooks along the South Rim (this includes Grand Canyon Village. Hermits Rest, and Desert View). A much smaller number of people see the canyon from the North, which lies approximately 10mi (16km) across the canyon from the South Rim.
Bryce Canyon is not so much a canyon as it is a series of amphitheaters created by erosional forces of the Paris River system along the edge of the Paunsaugunt plateau. As the streams traveled eastward over the edge and down the slope of the plateau, its waters gained velocity and began to carry any …
Did you know, that the Capitol Reef National Park is the least visited park among the five top National Parks in Utah? Capitol Reef National Parks visitation is less than 1 million compare to Zion’s Over 2 million visitors visiting the park each year. With no lodge in the park and limited hotel rooms in …
A Day Hike to Phantom Ranch via South Kaibab Trail
In: Trail Notes
September 15, 2018 by Olya Andronova
A long exhausting day hike to the bottom of Grand Canyon and back to the top of South Rim was no picnic. I started my hike at 5:00 a.m. in the morning on the South Kaibab Trail and after five hours of hiking,
I am heading to Yellowstone National Park! I finished my summer IT gig in Glacier and I am heading to YNP to check out geysers, paint pots, glowing blue pools, and deep canyons with plunging waterfalls.
The Two Medicine Valley is a secluded part of Glacier National Park. Hiking in this unspoiled area takes you past waterfalls, cliffs, caves, and waterfalls. Two Medicine Valley is rich in scenery, providing those willing to travel by foot with a truly wild experience. The east side is also well-known for its powerful blasts of wind!