Labor Day Weekend was upon us and we were planning on backpacking the North Fork Big Pine Creek Trail around Seven Lakes but could not get walk-in wilderness permits for the weekend. Luckily I had a backup idea, and we resorted to Bishop Pass Trail which started at South Lake. We spent Friday night at a drive-up campground called Horton Creek before we headed up into the mountains. Pictures from this trip can be found here.
Hadn’t been up to the Sierras in a while, so over the 4th of July weekend I took a three day backpacking trip to Cottonwood Lakes near Lone Pine, California. Camp was set up between lakes number Two and Three. On the second day I hiked to Long Lake and High Lake before turning around at the base of New Army Pass. The weather was perfect the whole time but the mosquitoes were out in full force. A full set of photos can be found here.
Over the 4th of July weekend some friends and I set out to go camping in the Sequoias. The first campground we had originally wanted to camp at was full, but luckily we found an even better one which was more secluded and had some great swimming holes. Pictures from the trip can be found here.
Pictures from my trip down to Mexico can be found here. I spent most of my time in a small town called San Gregorio which is about a two hour drive from Guadalajara.
Pictures from three days in the Mojave Desert can be found here. We spent most of our time on The Old Mojave Road with stops at an old mining area, a lava tube, and the “Mojave Mailbox.”