sunset lake view

Cottonwood Lakes

What better way to spend your birthday weekend than squeezing a late season backpacking trip in the Sierras, answer not much. We decided on a quick overnight trip somewhere relatively close to the LA area and came up with this little gem Cottonwood Lakes. These lakes are tantalizingly close to Southern California just outside Lone […]


Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park Day 2 – Windy Ridge

After a moderate to easy hike the day before we were ready for something bigger, longer, harder. We asked around the night before looking for hike recommendations. A couple of campers recommended Windy Ridge as a full day moderately difficult hike (11+ miles). Thankfully waking up the second day we were rewarded with a major […]

Lake Katherine - New Mexico

Lake Katherine

As a final adieu to New Mexico we decided to celebrate 4th of July weekend by backpacking to one of the elusive lakes in the Sangre de Cristo mountains just outside Santa Fe. We’ve been to Nambe Lake many times and nearly every time we ran into fellow hikers raving about the natural beauty of […]