Half Dome is the most popular hike in Yosemite National Park. It’s both a thrilling and heart-stopping experience but also requires careful planning! One of the planning steps is securing a permit - whether day hiking or backpacking. This post provides all the details you need to know to get one of the coveted permits.
On my first trip to Mt. Rainier National Park, I took a few steps on the Wonderland Trail and knew that I would be back to hike the 93-loop. A year later, I was back to take on the trail. Nothing much went according to plan, but that’s always the beauty of a backpacking trip isn't it?
I ran through a range of emotions climbing up to Half Dome, one of the most recognizable rock faces in Yosemite, holding onto wobbly cables - excitement, awe, fear, anxiety, and exhaustion! And I’d still argue this hike should be on the Yosemite hike list for most people.
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 in five weeks, we mostly opted to stay in these places... Continue Reading →
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 for hiking permits but we were behind on making camp reservations,... Continue Reading →
Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim Hike
There are many ways to experience Grand Canyon National Park. I can’t deny there was something wondrous about experiencing it by walking through all the parts of the canyon (North Rim - Canyon Floor - South Rim) in a rim-to-rim backpacking trip.