USA, Wyoming: Cascade Canyon in Shoulder Season

We took this road trip in October from Salt Lake City to Jackson Hole. Our plan here was to backpack into Cascade Canyon in Teton National Park, but quick weather changes and a snowstorm altered our plans, but we still ended up doing a decent hike part-way up into Cascade. Here's more our trip: We … Continue reading USA, Wyoming: Cascade Canyon in Shoulder Season

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USA, Utah: Kessler Peak and Donut Falls

I met Jessie at the airport this summer and we've recently become hiking buddies. We did Kessler with stunning views of snow-dusted, soon before a much heavier snowfall. Perfect weather and perfect timing. This hike is a strenuous 4.5 mile hike with an elevation gain of 2,926 ft. And it's once of those peaks where … Continue reading USA, Utah: Kessler Peak and Donut Falls

USA, California: Backpacking Into Point Reyes National Seashore

I took a solo trip to California, went to the Visitor's Center to inquire about permits, and went with a few girls on one permit, and we spent the day hiking in, setting up camp, making our way to Alamere Falls, and was such a nice, peaceful time. Attempting to get a permit the day … Continue reading USA, California: Backpacking Into Point Reyes National Seashore

Malaysia: A Failed Attempt at a Hike in Kuala Lumpur

I tried to do a hike and canopy walk at the Forest Research Institute Malaysia, but they ended up cancelling my booking due to agricultural clearing/forest fire smog all the way from Indonesia (don't buy palm oil people...!). So I walked a lot around FRIM, but I'd like to go back and do a more … Continue reading Malaysia: A Failed Attempt at a Hike in Kuala Lumpur

Thailand: Fractured Foot Recovery – Scuba Diving and Wining on Koh Tao

Ali and I took the night boat from the pier in Surat Thani to Koh Tao for the weekend. We were able to find a bungalow to share for about $10 U.S./night. I took a refresher course for scuba diving while here! It was a fun experience, although I have no pics from it. We … Continue reading Thailand: Fractured Foot Recovery – Scuba Diving and Wining on Koh Tao

Thailand: Fun Times With Leeches in Khao Sok National Park

To go more than a few kilometres/miles in Khao Sok National Park requires a guide. Park rules. I am not, however, against the rule considering the lack of real trails. It was rainy season and we were getting poured on, and the leeches were loving us. Fun fact, leeches have a coagulant that can make … Continue reading Thailand: Fun Times With Leeches in Khao Sok National Park

USA, California: Recommended Hikes in the Lake Tahoe Area

Rubicon Trail to Eagle Lake There are two Rubicon trails in Tahoe.  One is a 4x4 trail and another is a hiking trail.  I was fortunate to be able to going jeeping with friends the last time I lived in the area on the 4x4 Rubicon.  The hiking trail is my favorite in Tahoe.  It … Continue reading USA, California: Recommended Hikes in the Lake Tahoe Area

USA, Nevada: Hidden Beach and Chimney Beach

Hidden Beach Last time I lived in the Tahoe area, four years ago, I was digging out a ski lift buried in snow right about this time of year while working on the mountain.  Even a week ago there was two feet of powder, which was absolutely amazing, but the good snow lasted about a … Continue reading USA, Nevada: Hidden Beach and Chimney Beach