Hiking with Holly

Day 3: Shadow Lake Junction to Agnew Meadows

What a great night of sleep we had!  I love sleeping near running water.  The white noise is incredible.  No small creatures tried to get into our bags, so everyone did much better this time. As we all get up and start talking over coffee, we decide that going to Rosalie Lake is not really… Continue reading Day 3: Shadow Lake Junction to Agnew Meadows

Hiking with Holly

Day 2: Thousand Island Lake to Shadow Lake Junction

Sleep did not elude me.  In fact, I woke myself up a few times snoring!  Gannon and Cordlan on the other hand, had a much more eventful night.  We were visited by little creatures (probably mice) all night long.  They are interested in what we might have left in our packs.  I removed everything and… Continue reading Day 2: Thousand Island Lake to Shadow Lake Junction

Hiking with Holly

How to Obtain a Walk-up Permit with Inyo National Forest

For the most part, any hike that you do in the Eastern Sierra will be based out of Inyo National Forest.  Unless you are trying for a John Muir Trail, Yosemite National Park, or Mt Whitney permit. For day-hiking (except Mt Whitney) you do not need a permit. If you plan to hike and stay… Continue reading How to Obtain a Walk-up Permit with Inyo National Forest

Hiking with Holly, Off Trail Adventures

Modifications  

I have posted in the past about some of the surgeries and other physical limitations that have caused us some issues when thinking about and executing a backpacking trip. I wish we could say that we went totally ultra-lite (UL).  In the backpacking community, there are people that sacrifice some types of comfort for the… Continue reading Modifications  

Hiking with Holly

Day 1: Agnew Meadows to Thousand Island Lake via the River Trail     

Starting out at Agnew Meadows or going to Thousand Island Lake was no new hike for us, but taking the River trail was something new. Two years ago when we hiked from Mammoth to Yosemite, we took the PCT/ High Trail out of Agnew Meadows over to Thousand Island Lake.  But this time, I was… Continue reading Day 1: Agnew Meadows to Thousand Island Lake via the River Trail