After hiking in the Sierra for the better part of a decade, I've taken enough pictures to ensure my computer runs as slow as possible... but that also means I've taken pictures in some of the lowest and highest snow years in recent history. Here's a comparison of those years in photos.Read More
...ok, ok, so maybe it's not the absolute worst time. December, for instance, probably deserves that title.
I thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail this year, starting on March 26th. But if I did it again, I'd start a week earlier.
Heresy, I know.Read More
This section was difficult, there’s no way around that fact. Creeks and rivers are swollen, making trail crossings almost entirely unusable. But there is almost always a safe way to get through it. Let me make one thing perfectly clear: Mammoth to Sonora Pass is NOT unavoidably dangerous.Read More