Hiking : Mt. Langley

Mt. Langley, 14,026 feet of sandy windswept granite is one of the high places of the world. Langley is my second 14er and number 14 on my 30 for 30. My friend and I picked up our permit at the Lone Pine ranger station and started the hike in. Unfortunately we were not able to…

White Mountain and the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

  We recently visited the Inyo National Forest to hike White Mountain and see the ancient bristlecone pines. Typically when we drive north on highway 395 we are headed to the eastern sierra, this time we made the turn east towards the White Mountains. Highway 168 out of Big Pine winds up out of the…

Hiking : Boundary Peak

At 13,146 feet Boundary is the highest peak in Nevada. It is located in the white mountain range east of Benton California and west of nothing at all Nevada. We took Queen Mountain Road off highway 6 just east of the California/ Nevada border. Interestingly enough the vacant building across from the turn used to…

Write and Hike

Or hike and hike with no write. Trying to find a balance has been rough. I set forth a goal for myself to hike 30 peaks for my 30 years of life. I am running bit behind. I have until February and at the rate Im going now I have to average three peaks a…

Hiking : Baden Powell

The lowdown: 9,399 feet, 8.25 Miles round trip, 2,834 feet of elevation gain. Mt. Baden Powell is known as a training ground for Sierra peaks and ultra trail runners. It is easy to see why – the relatively steep trails gets you up in elevation fast, almost 3000 feet of elevation gain in 4 miles….

Hiking : Osage Hills State Park, Oklahoma

How to get to Osage Hills State Park: buy two tickets to Tulsa Oklahoma for Christmas. Get your flight home canceled due to unforeseen weather events giving you two extra days to explore the land around your husbands home town. Drive a hour west of Bartlesville to Osage Hills State Park, get your boots on…

Hiking : Skyline Trail

AKA-The sun also rises and burns you to a crisp. The lowdown- Approximately 8 miles and 8000 feet of elevation gain to Long Valley, plus an extra 4 miles out and back to Round Valley cause why the heck not. It’s a steep son of a gun. For my husband’s 30th birthday he decided to…

Hiking : Cucamonga Peak

The low down-  Cucamonga peak : 11.6 miles of beautiful vistas and excellent muscle burning hiking. The trail gains 4300 feet of elevation depositing you on a bald peak with breathtaking views of the San Gabriel Mountain range. From the rocky summit you can also view the San Bernardino Mountain range and San Jacinto. From this…