My Essential Addiction

Since then, I have not looked back! It has been full steam ahead as I ford the many streams and creeks, swim the many pools and summit the fantastic peaks!

Adventure Daze: Castle Peak, Basin Peak, and Round Valley!

More Pics at the end. (Pic above from last year’s trek) Elevation: 9,100-feet (approx) Elevation Gain: 1,811 to 2,388-feet Distance: 5.8 to 9.2-mile Loop Difficulty: Considered Hard on www.AllTrails.com Considered Easy on www.summitpost.org From: Highway 80 – Castle Peak Exit at Boreal Location: Tahoe National Forest Features (in the Summer months): Stream, Trees, Brush, Rocks, Dusty Dirt (and Stickery Plants in the…

Adventure Daze: Pyramid Peak…AGAIN!

I just couldn’t help it! So it has been almost a year since my last ascent to the top of Pyramid Peak in Desolation Wilderness. After my ascent yesterday 8/11/18, I have no idea why on earth I listened to that little voice in my head saying “DOOO IIIITTTT!!!!” Despite it being sort of smokey…

3 Types of Altitude Sickness and what to watch for!

Treatment is as easy as letting the body adapt to the higher altitude given time, or descending to a lower elevation where you didn’t feel symptoms last.

High-Altitude Cerebellar Edema:

This usually is presented as a moderate to severe form of AMS…

To Be A Better Person…

Ever since I have started going back to Church I have been trying to be a better version of me. I’m not saying that I wasn’t a good person before, but I have tried to become more understanding of others and change my attitude towards them. I feel that before I was a compassionate and…

What a wonder-ful world!

The world is full of wonder. Whether we are in awe, aw, ah, or aah. I wonder… I’m full of awe at the thought of how insignificant and small I feel on this planet while I stand on this cliff over the ocean. I exclaim ‘Aw!’ when I see my friend’s new bundle of joy…

Habit? Addiction? Obsession

At what point do we call habits an addiction? At what point do we call addictions a habit? When does it become an obsession? Do we become obsessed with things just from repetition? Can we differentiate between them?

My Essential Addiction

If you’re like me, then you get addicted to the things that you enjoy. One of the things that I am addicted to is hiking.   It has become my way of going out into the world to escape the daily grind, and so far, there has been no better way to escape! Hiking is healthy,…

Pyramid Peak: 

Pyramid Peak is a 6.3 mile hike, out and back, with a steep elevation gain…