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Adventure Log

Join me on my adventures!  In the Adventure Log you will follow me, from start to finish, to some amazing places.

Goat Lake Adventure: Part 2

Part 2 picks up where we left off on our Goat Lake Adventure Log. After fueling up with some coffee in the morning, we head up higher into the mountains in search of Goat Lake. Eventually finding our …
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Goat Lake Adventure: Part -1

Backpacking into the mountains is always an adventure. Between the weather and wildlife, you never know what you’re going to get. In this little Adventure Log, my buddy Derek and I head to Coppe…
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My 1st Elk Hunt : Part 2

In this video I finish the story of my 1st Elk Hunt.  It was a incredible experience on so many different levels.  I learned a lot coming out the other side as well.  I will be way more prepared th…
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My 1st Elk Hunt : Part 1

While I have hunted deer a number of years in the past, this is the first year I went Elk Hunting.  Elk are like the Ghosts of the Forest.  They move like ninjas, especially given that they are abou…
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Monarch Lakes 1.5

All good things eventually come to an end.  This is the final episode of the Monarch Lakes Adventure Log.  In it I pack up camp and head down.  Like any experience, there are a number of takeaways …
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Monarch Lakes 1.4

Episode 5 of the Monarch Lake Adventure Log brings us to Day 2.  I managed to get a pretty decent nights sleep and a much earlier start.  After I was gassed up with some bulletproof coffee, I explor…
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Monarch Lakes 1.3

Episode 4 of the Monarch Lakes Adventure Log started off rough.  It was a long night of not much sleep due to some altitude sickness and probably a little dehydration.  But the day rapidly got bette…
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Monarch Lakes 1.2

In the 3rd Episode of the Monarch Lakes Adventure Log, I make it up to camp.  Or at least to where I decide to drop my pack and make camp.  It was a trying hike up the mountain, but worth ever step.
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Monarch Lakes 1.1

In the 2nd Episode of the Monarch Lakes Adventure Log, I start out at the trail head and begin making my way up. Passing a number of deer, waterfalls and dealing with the mountain weather that backpac…
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Monarch Lakes 1.0

Off on another adventure!  After being closed all winter long, from roughly October through May, Mineral King Ranger Station just opened back up.  So I load up my car and head out.  After picking u…
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Panamint 1.11

In Episode 11 of the Panamint City Adventure Log, we conclude the trip.  We have made it down from a epic adventure up to the old mining / ghost town, and we settle in for the ride home.  In this, I…
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Panamint 1.10

In Episode 10 of the Panamint City Adventure Log, we depart the “Hilton” cabin after our last night and navigate the hike down Surprise Canyon.  Over rocks, down waterfalls, and eventuall…
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Panamint 1.9

Episode 9 of the Panamint City Adventure Log finds up exploring the iconic chimney.  It is not only impressive in how large it is, but also just in where it is up in the mountains… Go here to f…
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Panamint 1.8

In Episode 8 of the Panamint City Adventure Log, we explore some of the other hiker maintained cabins.  The coolest, albeit rustic, cabin is the Castle… Go here to find the other Episodes of th…
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Panamint 1.7

In Episode 7 of the Panamint City Adventure Log we venture into the heart of the mountain…  Exploring mines is something that has always fascinated me.  And Indiana Jones has nothing on this&#…
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Panamint 1.6

Episode 6 of the Panamint City Adventure Log holds a special place for me…  While I can’t remember my 7th birthday as a child, I am fairly certain my oldest son will remember his.  It is…
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Panamint 1.5

In this episode of the Panamint City Adventure Log, we finally grind out the last miles of the hike up to the ghost town of Panamint City.  By the time we get to the “Hilton” (one of the …
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Panamint 1.4

In Episode 4 of the Panamint City Adventure Log, we continue our ascent up Surprise Canyon.  Grinding out the miles with our backpacks on, through some more water, discovering a tick…   ̷…
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Panamint 1.3

In the 3rd Episode of the Panamint City Adventure Log, we head on up the trail.  While you could argue there is a “trail”, it is really following the stream up and over some waterfalls fo…
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Panamint 1.2

In Episode 2 of the Panamint Series Adventure Log, we move from the valley floor up to the trail head.  In doing so we check out the (relatively) old mining camp, Novak’s Camp.  And get our fe…
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Panamint 1.1

So, here begins the adventure to Panamint City.  This first installment is just a matter of getting there.  Going from the coast of California over to Panamint Valley… Go here to find the othe…
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