Trip Report: Bowen Lake

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="953"] The view of Lake Bowen from above[/caption] Our Orginal plan was to hike to Parika Lake in the Never Summer Wilderness, however we didn't plan on their being rangers at the trailhead next to the "No Dogs" sign, and so we had to reroute. After studying a map, we decided to try to hike around the...Read More

Trip Report: Carl's Cabin and New York Mountain Backcountry

UPDATE: If you're looking for more current trip reports, current avi conditions, other backcountry ski areas, or backcountry ski weather, please check out my new website (which is under construction) at [caption id="attachment_619" align="alignright" width="300" caption="At the Trailhead. Photo Credit Lora Homeyer"][/caption] This past weekend I did my first ever 10th mtn hut trip.  It was totally dope. We...Read More

Trip Report: Gilpin and Gold Creek Lakes, Mt Zirkel Wilderness

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800" caption="Our Camp exactly 1/4 mile away from Gilpin Lake"][/caption] Disclaimer: I can't go into too much detail on this trip because Court is trying to pitch it to backpacker magazine for their fall issue. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="307" caption="I caught 9 beautiful fish. it was cool, there were very different but both beautiful types of trout in the...Read More

Trip Report: Kalalau Trail

[caption id="attachment_380" align="aligncenter" width="1024" caption="The view at Kalalau. Our campsite is in the hole in the trees to the left, and the beach is on the right."] [/caption] The kalalau trail was one of the most magnificent trails I've ever hiked. Every turn offered breath-taking views of magnificent cliffs, huge jagged mountains, and 1000 ft waterfalls. The trail is lined...Read More