Hiking with Holly

Zion Traverse: Day 1

10 Miles Gannon is dropping us off at the Lee Pass trailhead by 9:30am.  We have a short distance to hike today, so we don't need an early start time. It is hard to hug Gannon goodbye and leave without him.  I have never been on a trip where he was not with me.  He… Continue reading Zion Traverse: Day 1

Hiking with Holly

Rae Lakes Loop: Day 4

October 1 Mileage: 9.4 Last night was terrible.  The worst sleep we have gotten this trip.  The “party group” kept us up for a while and there were quite a few people that came into our campsite looking for a site to sleep in.  A lot of people were trying to position themselves to climb… Continue reading Rae Lakes Loop: Day 4

Hiking with Holly

Rae Lakes Loop: Day 3

Sept 30 Mileage: 8 Woke up to some condensation on the tent, but not a bad way to start our day.  We got on our way and starting climbing again.  What a surprise! As we hike and continue past our turn-around point from yesterday, we are very grateful for our decision to go back.  There… Continue reading Rae Lakes Loop: Day 3

Hiking with Holly

Rae Lakes Loop: Day 2

Sept 29 Mileage: 8.8 It rained last night!  But now it’s clear and cold.  Soo thankful we have our campfire to warm up to this morning.  We are up and out by 8:45 am.  Lots of climbing today, but the trail is beautiful, so it makes it a lot easier.  We are headed to the… Continue reading Rae Lakes Loop: Day 2

Hiking with Holly

Rae Lakes Loop: Day 1

Sept 28, 2016 Mileage: 9.7 We spent the night at Cedar Grove Lodge, had breakfast at their little restaurant/snack bar, and are on the trail by 9:20 am. We see 3 rangers (2 guys & 1 girl) and double check about campfires.  We are pleasantly surprised to find out we can have them anywhere below… Continue reading Rae Lakes Loop: Day 1