Blog Announcement for 2021!

When I started blogging about my Camino plans, I was very active on this blog, but as those plans faded and Backcountry Pilgrim has primarily become a YouTube channel, I basically just used it to post video updates. Now that my first full year has passed, I can see what's really making a difference and … Continue reading Blog Announcement for 2021!

Hetch Hetchy Off Trail to the Top of Wapama Falls and Race to the Gate!

LINK I am a big fan of Hetch Hetchy - the flooded valley in Yosemite that many miss due to its location north of the more famous valley. For this hike I went way off trail in an attempt to reach the top of Wapama Falls before the gate closed at 5pm. It was a … Continue reading Hetch Hetchy Off Trail to the Top of Wapama Falls and Race to the Gate!

Desolation Wilderness: Bucket List Hike to Lake Aloha

Click Image for Full Video! On my last California backpacking trip before moving out of state for 15 years, I saw Lake Aloha in Desolation Wilderness for the first time. I was 1,500' above the valley, and Aloha was like a magnificent series of gems set in granite. Little did I know that it would … Continue reading Desolation Wilderness: Bucket List Hike to Lake Aloha

New Altra Lone Peak 4.5 vs. Lone Peak 4.0

Click Image for Full Video I've been a huge fan of Altra Lone Peaks for a while now, so when the new Altra Lone Peak 4.5's came out, I couldn't wait to check them out. The changes from the Lone Peak 4.0's are numerous and mostly subtle, but a few have really changed the shoe … Continue reading New Altra Lone Peak 4.5 vs. Lone Peak 4.0