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

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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

USA, Nevada/California Border: Stateline Fire Lookout at Sunset

Dan and I loved this hike so much that we went back the next evening for a sunset dinner. We were able to test out some a new backpacking stove and had some chili we made at home from scratch. The lake this evening was different. Instead of bright blue, it was much darker with … Continue reading USA, Nevada/California Border: Stateline Fire Lookout at Sunset