Category: National Parks

Half Dome – Yosemite National Park

Hiking Half Dome was one of the scariest and exciting things I’ve done in my life. I was also lucky to have two friends join me on this adventure! CHECK OUT THE VIDEO OF MY TREK TO HALF DOME! https://youtu.be/blo5eM5bkRI I split this nearly… Continue Reading “Half Dome – Yosemite National Park”

Yellowstone National Park

Winter came early to Yellowstone (in August!). Ice and heavy snow at higher elevations and trail closures combined forced us to drive around the majestic Park and explore a lot of different sites. Check out this guide to visiting Yellowstone National Park!

Camp Muir – Mt. Rainier

If you’ve known me for a while or follow the blog regularly, you know that I hiked the Appalachian Trail. That was a pretty tough hike! These days, I mostly day hike and while I might be slow on my way up to a… Continue Reading “Camp Muir – Mt. Rainier”

2018 Road Trip Recap

If you’re following my YouTube channel, you know that I’ve been posting videos regularly but unfortunately I’ve been neglecting the blog! It turned out that I couldn’t manage to maintain the blog, create videos and hike in the five weeks that I was on… Continue Reading “2018 Road Trip Recap”

Hermitage Point – Grand Teton National Park

My drive to Grand Teton was an experience in itself. On highway 287, you get unobstructed views of mountains and vast open land. I didn’t really know what an open sky was until this drive. During the 7 hour trip, we made several stops… Continue Reading “Hermitage Point – Grand Teton National Park”

Mt. Ida – Rocky Mountain National Park

My first hike on this West Coast trip was Mt. Ida in Rocky Mountain National Park. This hike is mostly above tree line. While it’s a short hike (and probably considered one of the easier peaks to tackle in RMNP), this 9.6 Miles is… Continue Reading “Mt. Ida – Rocky Mountain National Park”

West Coast Road Trip – Camp Reservations

During our road trip this summer, we’re visiting and camping at some of the most popular National Parks in the country. While it’s an amazing experience, camping in National Parks, particularly established campgrounds in popular ones, require advance planning. Given the ground we’re covering… Continue Reading “West Coast Road Trip – Camp Reservations”

West Coast Road Trip – Hiking Permits

National Parks are a popular summer destination, so planning a trip to one much less several requires meticulous and early planning. Ricardo and I started planning our trip in mid-February, which is a little later than advised. It gave us enough time to apply… Continue Reading “West Coast Road Trip – Hiking Permits”

West Coast Road Trip Plan

Ricardo and I are heading out on five-week long trip to the West Coast this summer. We’ll leave DC in late August and travel throughout September. Along the way, we’ll be stopping at several national parks to hike some iconic places. This is the first in a series of posts that I’ll do before we head out on the road. This series will focus on what I’m doing to get ready for the trip, things I’ve learned about planning such a huge trip and of course, gear that I’m taking with me. 

Old Rag

Old Rag is extremely popular among D.C. area hikers – new and experienced! The popularity of this hike is well-earned not just because of the nearly mile long boulders that require jumping, crawling and even climbing, but also because of the many beautiful views… Continue Reading “Old Rag”