Tag: EOS 1P

San Jacinto – Deer Spring Trail

San Jacinto peak, in southern California stands at an awesome 10,834ft. I have been finalizing my gear load out for my Mt Whitney hike and wanted to do a gear shake out this weekend. I also wanted to get in one or two smaller climbs before that awesome hike in June. After doing a little research, I planned to follow these awesome guides from SoCal Hiker and ModernHiker.

I was going to tweak the hike a little because I planned on hiking with all my gear that I plan to take to Mt Whitney and would be starting out pretty late on Saturday. I decided to camp part way up San Jacinto and break the hike up.  I thought the bad weather in Southern California would make it easy to obtain a permit, but I was wrong. I had planned to camp at Little Round Valley but it was full, the only camp ground that had free space was Strawberry Junction. Instead of taking Marion Mountain Trail, I settled on Deer Springs Trail.

Here is a brief overview of the hike:

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Fixing a Flat with a Hatchet…

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.

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EOS 1P Marmot Tent

Recently I have been in the hunt for a new sleep system.  I was in between either a Bivy Sack or a 1 Man tent. You can read some discussion comparing tents and Bivys here on Back Country Post. I currently have an older 2 man tent, the Tad Pole from North Face:

My older 2 man tent from the North Face

My older 2 man tent from the North Face

The tent has worked great for years, and the only issue I have had with it was that the rain fly began peeling on the underneath and, it just literally flakes everywhere. The last trip I took with my North Face Tad Pole was my 1 week traverse of the Grand Canyon.

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