David and I were really looking forward to spending this weekend snowcamping up at Lassen National Park. But the forecast wasn’t cooporating, and we’ve had enough of driving through bad weather this winter. It isn’t so much the camping out in the snow that is annoying (actually, that’s the fun part), it’s the driving through…

We spent the weekend up in the snow at Wood’s Lake, near Carson Pass. Temperatures were colder than we usually encounter in the Sierra, but the great company, hot chocolate, and down layers kept us warm. Although it was cold (7 degrees when I crawled into my sleeping bag on Saturday night), the weather was…

Last weekend a group of us from the Northern CA hiking group planned on a nice snowcamping trip to Lake Winnemucca near Carson Pass along highway 88. Although there was a storm forecasted for Sunday night, we were only expecting a few inches of snow over the weekend, with plenty of time to get out…

David and I headed up to Tahoe National Forest for a quick overnight to Penner Lake. It is a really short hike in and out (~3 miles at the most), meaning we got there early. Dave hiked around the lake and explored the surrounding hills while I grabbed my book, a journal, and settled in…

We’ve just returned from a John Muir Trail send-off event. Our hiking buddy Paige and her daughter Taylor began their JMT adventure this weekend and we were lucky enough to join them on the first night. They’ll be on the trail for the next three weeks – unfortunately we only had one night to enjoy…

This past weekend David and I did an overnight snowshoe/ski into Lassen National Park with the Northern California Hikers. It was wonderfully hot and sunny on the snow, and sunscreen and hats didn’t do much to prevent sunburn. But it was worth it! We snowshoed in a few miles along the road to the Bumpass…