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Backcountry Hikes

Here are some of the hikes that I have done since I got interested in backpacking. I plan to add more to this site to make it useful to people who are looking for a nice trip into the wilderness, as I have found sites such as Kevin's Hiking Page to be extremely useful when I'm trying to find the next place to explore. I've also given introductory talks on backpacking, which can be found here.

It's by no means gospel, but I've put together my own gear checklist. I cannot claim to be an expert in this arena, so don't take this as an ironclad set of items that you must bring.

Santa Cruz Island

Channel Islands NP, CA

03/25/04 - 03/28/04

Bear Lake

Rocky Mountain NP, CO

09/08/04 - 09/11/04

Flores Island

Vancouver

07/13/04 - 07/14/04

Bear Creek Trail

Oregon

03/20/05-03/23/05

Kings Canyon NP, CA

Rae Lakes Loop

09/16/05-09/18/05

Wawona Loop

Yosemite NP, CA

05/11/06-05/13/06

Evolution Valley

Kings Canyon NP, CA

08/01/06-08/06/06

Enchanted Gorge

Kings Canyon NP, CA

09/02/07-09/10/07

Merced Lake

Yosemite NP, CA

04/30/08-05/05/08

Mineral King

Sequoia NP, CA

07/24/08-07/27/08

Rock Harbor Trail

Isle Royale NP, MI

08/17/08-08/19/08

Borrego Palm to Indian Canyon

Anza Borrego SP, CA

12/29/08-01/02/09

Happy Isles to Tuolumne Meadows

Yosemite NP, CA

04/23/09-04/28/09

Nine Lakes Basin via High Sierra

Sequoia NP, CA

09/02/09-09/06/09

Grand Canyon of the Tuolumnne

Yosemite NP, CA

10/17/09-10/25/09

South and North Kaibab Trails

Grand Canyon NP, AZ

12/29/09-1/1/10, 03/24/11-03/26/11

Cerro Del Plomo, Chile

Cerro Del Plomo, Chile

03/07/10-03/10/10

Torres Del Paine National Park

Patagonia, Chile

05/06/10-05/09/10

Copper Creek and Kennedy Creek

Kings Canyon NP, CA

07/23/10-07/25/10

Ranger and Seville Lakes

Sequoia NP, CA

09/04/10-09/06/10

Canyon of the Muro Blanco

Kings Canyon NP, CA

09/15/10-09/19/10

Bear Valley to Coast Camp

Point Reyes NP, CA

11/26/10-11/27/10

Cottonwood & Unnamed Canyons

Death Valley NP, CA

12/28/10-01/01/11

Starr King Meadow

Yosemite NP, CA

04/29/11-05/01/11

Skyline to the Sea Trail

Big Basin SP, CA

08/05/11-08/07/11

Nine Lakes Basin

Sequoia NP, CA

09/15/11-09/21/11

Boy Scout Trail

Joshua Tree NP, CA

02/18/12-02/19/12

Trans-Zion Trek

Zion NP, UT

05/20/12-05/23/12

Sanctuary & Savage Rivers

Denali NP, AK

09/17/12-05/19/12

Bear Trap Canyon

Zion NP, UT

10/16/13-10/18/13

Hoh River/Blue Glacier

Olympic NP, WA

08/28/14-08/30/14

Chiquito Pass to Adair Lake

Yosemite NP, CA

10/04/14-10/07/14

Milford Sound Trek

Fiordland NP, NZ

02/25/15-02/28/15

Obelisk Lake

Yosemite NP, CA

09/10/15-09/15/15

Sal Hollow Trail

Mammoth Cave NP, CA

10/22/15-10/23/15