Adventure reports

This section contains detailed adventure reports on several hikes, backpacking, mountaineering and canyoneering adventures. Although some are more technical that others, the difficulty of each trip varies based on a multitude of factors including: Type of trail, season, pack load, elevation and physical condition.

Yosemite Valley to Cloud's rest

  • Yosemite National Park

  • When: Fall

  • Difficulty: Strenuous

  • Length: 3 days

  • Elevation change: 6000 ft

  • Mileage: 24 miles

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Trans Zion Trek

  • Zion National Park

  • When: 3 seasons

  • Difficulty: Strenuous

  • Length: day trip

  • Elevation change: 4,000 ft

  • Mileage: 40 miles

Teton Crest Trail 

  • Grand Teton National Park

  • When: Summer

  • Difficulty: Strenuous

  • Length: 3-4 days

  • Elevation change: 7,400ft

  • Mileage: 34 miles

Mount San gorgonio

  • San Bernardino National Forrest

  • When: 4 seasons

  • Difficultly: Intermediate

  • Length: 1-2 days

  • Elevation change: 5,400 ft

  • Mileage: 17.2 miles

Sequoia to Alta Peak

  • Sequoia National Park

  • When: Winter

  • Difficulty: Technical

  • Length: 3 days

  • Elevation change: 4,200 ft

  • Mileage: 20 miles

Mt Baldy

  • San Gabriel National Monument

  • When: 4 seasons

  • Difficulty: Strenuous

  • Length: day trip

  • Elevation change: 4,000 ft

  • Mileage: 12 miles

DEsolation Wilderness 

  • Eldorado National Forrest

  • When: Summer

  • Difficulty: Strenuous

  • Length: 3 days

  • Elevation change: 5.650ft

  • Mileage: 16.5 miles

Ansel Adams Wilderness

  • Inyo National Forest

  • When: Summer

  • Difficulty: Technical

  • Length: 3 days

  • Elevation change: 3,500 ft

  • Mileage: 20 miles

The Three T's

  • San Gabriel National Monument

  • When: 4 seasons

  • Difficulty: Strenuous

  • Length: day trip or multi days

  • Elevation change: 5,000 ft

  • Mileage: 8 miles

Great Smoky Mountains 

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

  • When: Fall

  • Difficulty: Strenuous

  • Length: 3 days

  • Elevation change: 7,911 ft

  • Mileage: 24.3 miles