From East to West

Last week I made my way into the Dinkey Lakes Wilderness, twice. The first time was on the Cliff Lake Trailhead which begins near Courtright Reservoir. It ended up being a 14 mile round trip hike along the eastern side. The next day was a 12 mile loop starting at the Dinkey Lakes Trailhead on…

Every Amazon Shopper Should Enable this Feature

You may have already seen the notice on your Amazon app for your mobile device. If not, you should really consider taking advantage of the Amazon Smile program. It is really easy to do and only takes a few minutes to setup. Plus it is free! A lot of what you end up buying on…

Story: Hatch and Sportsman Lakes

The story of a quick afternoon hike to Hatch and Sportsman Lakes is now available. Enjoy a quick read and see some cool photos. Maybe put it on your list of places to check out? Story: Hatch and Sportsman Lakes

Further into Kaiser

I have been into the Kaiser Wilderness several years in a row now. I usually check out 6 lakes and then head back to the truck. This time though, River and I made such good time that we decided to go further into the wilderness. We traveled cross country to Walking Lake. This required carefully…

A Short Loop

Near the end of last week it was time for me to do another loop for the day. The goal was to cover two trails where off highway vehicles (OHVs) go in the National Forest. Besides checking the trails out, I was able to visit a few lakes along the way. A perfect way to…

Five Lakes in a Day

Kicking off July with a day hike to five lakes. A few of them were in the Dinkey Lakes Wilderness. I had visited four of the five last year, but this time decided to make the extra trek to Red Lake. It was worth it! I was accompanied by River and she was able to…

An Overnight Adventure

Work can take you to many places, which some are new experience. This past weekend was just that. I’ll get around to posting a story about it. The trip was different then my usual hiking routine, but still was a good time. Stay tuned!

Back from the Line

The past week was a roller coaster of going to a couple of wildfires and other things at work. This weekend was no different. I traveled into the wilderness for another one. We had to hike all our fire gear in as well as our camping gear. This was probably the first time my pack…

Beginning of the Outdoor Season

It is that time of year again where I am able to get out more and revisit some areas I go to regularly. Hopefully this season I will be able to get to newer places that are further into the wilderness. This means more miles per day. If all goes well, a 16 mile day…

Playing Around with a Pixel

I had a chance to play around with a Google Pixel 3a’s “Night Mode.” It was pretty straight forward to setup and take a photo. Open the camera app, slide over to “night mode,” aim at the sky and tap the button to grab a photo. I did learn to set the focus manually to…