Starting on the trail head in Hope had been a better choice than Coopers Landing, as the trail on this side has a less noticeable incline and easy hills.
The first time I went backpacking I packed all the wrong gear and way to much of it. I was the unhappiest camper alive. Using what I learned the second time wasn’t as bad, but the third was the best. Looking back I wish that there had been someone there to tell me exactly what I needed [...]
Gahh the cravings! Don’t yell at me, yell at my stomach. It’s not my fault that I have a tendency to crave Mountain-House meals but ONLY the stroganoff one. Now don’t be telling me you guys don’t get the rubblie-grublies for freeze dried noodles, gravy, and some chunky substance that I think is meat. Weird? [...]