A few years ago, I visited Strasbourg France, a town on the Boarder of Germany. Walking through the old winding European streets of Strasbourg, I turned one corner and my jaw instantly dropped. The only word I could mutter was”Wow!”
Month: April 2016
Lately I have been planning my trip to Mount Whitney and obtaining some final gear, to ensure I am protected in the elements and have a light pack. I did a whole lot of research on many different websites including Reddit. I entered a lot of discussions, read a ton of blog and watched a whole lot of YouTube videos. I looked at Jackets from Outdoor Research, and Mountain Hardware which are two companies I have a decent discount at. Even though I have a discount I and love both companies, I decided on purchasing the Arcteryx Alpha FL.
One of my favorite places to go Jeep camping in Southern California is Anza Borrego state park. I usually go down Coyote canyon, and spend a beautiful night under the stars. I have been down this trail 6-7 times and have had little emergencies here and there (Getting stuck for 5 hours… etc), but the trip always ends on a positive note.
This past weekend I went with a couple of friends after work to spend some time unwinding under the stars after work. We got on the road with my completely stock 4 door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.
This is my first blog post in my series, trekking through the High Sierra to Mount Whitney. Today, I received my custom made map, which I will use to finalize my planning of this trip (More info on my custom made map soon).
My initial planning began here on Backpacker, where I found most of the details for this 72 mile hike.