L2H Day 5 Part I: hikin inyo mountains

Oct. 6, 2014 Dirt Road to Burgess Well 23 miles 5 am "Ca caw ca caw" That's Carrot's wake up call to us. It's also what we do to find each other. We are a flock of birds. Not so much songbirds or hummingbirds but rather great eagle hawk crows with hen-like dispositions. I sit … Continue reading L2H Day 5 Part I: hikin inyo mountains

Nature’s Valley Invitational

Remember when we called our two day stunt (August 9 and 10, 2014) from Snoqualmie to Steven's Pass the Nature's Valley Invitational? (Yeah I'm speaking to you shit bird) Because that's all we had to eat! What is the Nature's Valley Invitational? It is an unofficial, unsupported, undocumented backpacking challenge that begins at Snoqualmie Pass … Continue reading Nature’s Valley Invitational

L2H Day 4 Part II: China Garden Spring

Oct. 5, 2014 Panamint Springs Resort to Dirt Road 27 miles From Darwin Falls, the route follows a faint cairned rock scramble. I'm not sure how to describe it in technical terms, like what class it fits into. It's steep. Steep enough so that fucking up could prove fatal. Steep enough that you would rather … Continue reading L2H Day 4 Part II: China Garden Spring

L2H Day 4 Part I: Darwin Falls

Oct. 5 Panamint Springs Resort to Dirt Road 27 miles The next section from Panamint Springs to Lone Pine is 62 miles. There are only two natural water sources: Darwin Falls and China Garden Spring. They lie within the first ten miles of this section, so you'll need to cache water somewhere or carry 54 … Continue reading L2H Day 4 Part I: Darwin Falls

L2H Day 3: Crossing the Panamint Valley

Oct. 4, 2014 Spring in Tuber Canyon to Panamint Springs Resort 20 miles We decide to sleep in and I wake up hungover from dehydration and lack of sleep. But today we'll reach our first resupply point and hopefully bounce back from yesterday's vigor. Tuber canyon looks beautiful in the morning sun light, it's complexion … Continue reading L2H Day 3: Crossing the Panamint Valley