Current Trip


Following an intense experience on the PCT This past winter, This Fall/Winter I’m excited to mix it up with a few shorter trips that have been on my tick list for far too long. Goals for these trips will be to revisit familiar areas in a different light, in addition to exploring brand new terrains.

Wind River High Route     Early October 
    I loved exploring the Sierra High Route during the fall a few years ago and have been equally intrigued by the emerging high route version through the beloved wind river range. The Wind River High Route (WRHR) is a ~100mi tour du force that encapsulates the best regions the Winds have to offer. I’m excited to pour over maps and define my own version of what should quickly become a hallmark hike for anyone who loves traversing challenging alpine terrain.

Low 2 High Route                 Late October 

    In all my years of living and working in the high sierra, I’ve never ventured over to the east side to explore Death valley national park. The shear anomaly that you can connect the lowest point and the highest point in the lower 48 is incentive enough to connect these regions by foot. Brett Tucker did a phenomenal job defining this 130mi route that explores some lesser traveled parts of the regions and jointly keeps the route off of paved roads as much as feasible. I’m excited to tackle the mind-boggling amounts of elevation gain and loss and equally enjoy the change in eco-zones along the way.

Catamount Trail                 Mid-February

    Going a winter without strapping the skis back on would be a bit of a heart break. The catamount trail is a 300mi winter-use only trail system that  less than 100 people have ever completed.  I’m excited to explore the northeast again and experience (hopefully) some sub-zero temperatures along the way.  With the emerging ‘Godzilla’ El Nino planned to hit the west coast this winter, I’ll have to see how conditions shape up for the northeast. Historically is the west coast is getting the goods, the east tends to be on the drier side.