Prairie Creek & Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Parks

Date: February 17, 2018 Location: Northern California Start: Prairie Creek Visitor Center; Stout Grove Trailhead Distance: 11.5 miles (Prairie Creek); 5.6 miles (Jedediah Smith) Duration: 2 hours 25 minutes at Prairie Creek (breaks not included); 1 hour 17 minutes at Jedediah Smith (breaks not included) Type: Balloon route (Prairie Creek); out-and-back (Jedediah Smith) References: Redwood... Continue Reading →


Big Pine Creek

Date: September 30 - October 1, 2017 Location: Eastern Sierras Start: Big Pine Creek Trailhead Distance: 21.44 miles Duration: 2 days Type: Out-and-back (for both routes) References: High Sierra Trails Big Pine Creek Trailhead is located just over 750 miles (13-14 hour drive) away from our home. To say it's an unlikely place to attempt... Continue Reading →

Mount Shasta

Date: May 29, 2017 Start: Bunny Flat Trailhead Duration: 17 hours 5 minutes (breaks included) Type: Out-and-back References: Best Climbs: Cascade Volcanoes by Jeff Smoot; Mount Shasta Avalanche Center After months of anticipation, Mack and I stood atop our fifth Cascade volcano this past Memorial Day! Although our adventure wasn't without mishaps (I mean, what... Continue Reading →

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