Tough Decisions

Kyle and I ended up in Lee Vining for two days. Not by choice but out of necessity. The morning after Cameron left we woke up early, planning on hitting the trail hard. Kyle headed to the bathroom to take a poop and not five minutes later mine hit me as well. I held it […]

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Fear of Heights 

The description of Mather Pass on the Guthook app claims “a fear inducing head wall”. We take most of what is written on Guthook, and what we are told by others, with a grain of salt. Everyone has a different level of comfort, a different normal, and a different point of view. Much of what […]

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The Most Dreaded Pass(es)

Early on we had been warned about Pinchot Pass by some man with a huge pack (I shouldn’t judge) that seemed to know everything about the Sierra Nevadas. “Beware of Pinchot Pass”, he warned, “that one is going to be icy.” We had a long hike down from Raye Lakes, through a valley with a […]

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Perfect Timing

I’m not going to lie, Kyle had been stressing out over Forester Pass. There are two dangerous and technical challenges to hiking in the Sierras: snow and swollen rivers. Every time you go over a pass you contend with snow, and often a lot of it on the North sides of the passes. You ford […]

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