My hike on the Pioneer Express Trail along the American River (18 miles, 1,350') included a canal, a hydro-electric plant, and a bear. A BEAR! Guess he was tired of the lockdown too! Full video HERE!
This is a fairly unknown loop trail near Cache Creek, CA. It was my longest day hike to date at 20+ miles and 4,400'-5,100' elevation gain (depending on whether you believe All Trails or the GPS). It begins at the bottom of one ridge, goes up and over the top, down into the valley, then … Continue reading Hiking the Blue Ridge 20 Mile Loop
In March 2020 I got in one last hike before the coronavirus broke out in CA. It was my first solo backpacking trip, and the first time out with a bunch of new gear! Backpack Loadout Hike Part 1: Trailhead to Creek Hike Part 2: Big Burn to Campsite Hike Part 3: Summit to Home