Kennedy Meadows to Relief Reservoir Hike

Kennedy Meadows (North) is a popular stop on the Tahoe-Yosemite trail (and for PCT hikers just up the road). This trail is one of the longest sections that does not cross over a major road and the Relief Reservoir hike has creeks, rivers, bridges and offers some cool old machinery, a cave, and an explorable … Continue reading Kennedy Meadows to Relief Reservoir Hike

Finding the Lost Sierra Point Trail in Yosemite

Sierra Point was Ansel Adam's inspiration and is the only place in Yosemite where four major waterfalls can be seen at once. Yet it's not on any (modern) maps. An avalanche in the 70's wiped out the trail and it was never rebuilt. But it can be found. And it is worth it! FULL VIDEO … Continue reading Finding the Lost Sierra Point Trail in Yosemite

It’s Backcountry Pilgrim’s “Channelversary”!

It's my CHANNELVERSARY!!! Thank you all SO MUCH for the last year! I hope to continue providing you with quality content to help make your hiking, backpacking, and camping (and who knows, maybe even the Camino!) even better. GIVEAWAY ANNOUNCEMENT: And the winner is . . . watch the video! Then contact me via email … Continue reading It’s Backcountry Pilgrim’s “Channelversary”!

Tech for Car Camping or Pre-Trail Use

Here is some tech that is good for car camping, pre-hiking, and - for some - even backpacking. First, an emergency radio powered by batteries, built-in solar panel, or hand crank, that features an NOAA weather band, adjustable flashlight, tube reading light, audio+visual distress signal, and a USB charger. Second, a DC inverter for AC … Continue reading Tech for Car Camping or Pre-Trail Use