Lowest to Highest, a Backcountry Route From Badwater to Mt. Whitney, Part Three- Heat Exhaustion and Magical Desert Goldfish

(In the first week of October, 2014, I set out to hike the Lowest to Highest Route with NotaChance and Orbit. This is the third installment of my trip report. For technical information on this route, go here.) --------------------------------- Oct 4 20 miles Since we got to our camp at the magical tree-spring late and … Continue reading Lowest to Highest, a Backcountry Route From Badwater to Mt. Whitney, Part Three- Heat Exhaustion and Magical Desert Goldfish

Lowest to Highest, a Backcountry Route from Badwater to Mt. Whitney, Part One- Don’t Fear the Reaper

(In the first week of October, 2014, I set out to hike the Lowest to Highest Route with NotaChance and Orbit. Here, in installments, is my trip report. For technical information on this route, go here.) Through some miracle of fate, late September finds me living in a trailer in Southern Oregon with two of … Continue reading Lowest to Highest, a Backcountry Route from Badwater to Mt. Whitney, Part One- Don’t Fear the Reaper