"Always I shall be one who loves the wilderness:
Swaggers and softly creeps between the mountain peaks; I shall listen long to the sea's brave music; I shall sing my song above the shriek of desert winds." ~ Everett Ruess

My Backpacking Trips over the years...

March 2022
Yana Trail, Sacramento River Bend, CA

July 2020
Tangle Blue Lake, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, CA

July 20-21, 2019
Middle Deadfall Lake, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, CA

July 6-7, 2019
Eiler Lake, Thousand Lakes Wilderness, CA

June 29-30, 2019
Boulder Lake, Trinity Alps Wilderness, CA

June 24-26, 2018
Lost Coast, King Range Wilderness, CA

June 11-13, 2018
Lake Aloha, Desolation Wilderness, CA

August 22-25, 2017
Mirror Lake, Eagle Cap Wilderness, OR

May 8-9, 2017 - our son's 6th BP trip!
Coast Camp, Point Reyes National Seashore, CA

November 7-9, 2015 - our son's 5th BP trip!
Santa Rosa Island, Channel Islands NP, CA

July 24-26, 2015
Hilton Lakes, John Muir Wilderness, Inyo NF, CA

June 15-16, 2015 - our son's 4th BP trip!
Little Jimmy Camp, Angeles NF, CA

March 10-12, 2015
Havasu Falls, Grand Canyon/Havasupai, AZ

December 9-10, 2014 - our son's third BP trip!
Stonehouse Camp, San Bernardino NF, CA

November 8-10, 2014
Gene Marshall/Piedra Blanca Trail, Sespe Wilderness, CA

June 23-25, 2014
San Jacinto Peak, San Jacinto Wilderness, CA

February 15-17, 2014
Willett Hot Springs, Sespe Wilderness, CA

June 22-23, 2013
Supermoon Overnight on Mt. Baden-Powell, CA

November 19-20, 2012 - our son's second BP trip
Hoegees Camp, Angeles NF, CA

August 2012 - our son's first BP trip!
Seeley Creek, San Bernardino NF, CA

August 20-21, 2011
Forsee Creek, San Gorgonio Wilderness, CA

July 26-27, 2011
Fish Creek Headwaters, San Gorgonio Wilderness, CA

May 31-June 1, 2011
Fish Creek Camp, San Gorgonio Wilderness, CA

April 27-May 1, 2011
Prisoner's to Scorpion, Santa Cruz Island, Channel Is. NP, CA

April 2-3, 2011
Carey's Castle, Joshua Tree National Park, CA

March 5-6, 2011
Hellhole Canyon, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA

February 11-13, 2011
Upper Sisquoc River, San Rafael Wilderness, CA

January 22-23, 2011
Mission Creek Preserve to the PCT, CA

December 31, 2010 - January 2, 2011
22 mile Loop, San Mateo Canyon Wilderness, CA

November 20-21, 2010
Lost Horse Mine Loop, Joshua Tree NP, CA

October 23-24, 2010
Quail Mountain, Joshua Tree NP, CA

September 25-27, 2010

Muir Lake & Cirque Peak, John Muir Wilderness, CA

August 7-14, 2010
Isle Royale National Park, MI

July 6-7, 2010 - My 50th Backpacking Trip!
Dry Lake, San Gorgonio Wilderness, CA

June 12-14, 2010
Golden Trout Wilderness, Sequoia National Forest, CA

May 15-16, 2010
Bridge to Nowhere, Angeles National Forest, CA

April 16-18, 2010
Santa Cruz Island, Channel Islands NP, CA

March 6-7, 2010

Lost Palms Oasis, Joshua Tree National Park, CA

February 27-18, 2010
Coyote Canyon, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA

November 12-13, 2009
Boy Scout Trail, Joshua Tree NP, CA

August 1-2, 2009
Sabrina Basin, John Muir Wilderness, Inyo NF, CA

August 25-28, 2008
Bishop Pass to Dusy Basin, Inyo NF & Kings Canyon NP, CA

July 20-22, 2008
Big Pine Lakes, John Muir Wilderness, Inyo NF, CA

August 31-September 3, 2007
Ritter Range, Ansel Adams Wilderness, Inyo NF, CA

August 7-11, 2006
Lyell Canyon, Yosemite National Park, CA

July 26-31, 2006
Summit Lake, Blossom Lakes, & Garfield Grove, Sequoia NP

May 12-13, 2006
Rattlenake Lake, Florida Trail, FL

May 3-7, 2006
First 16 miles of the AT, Georgia

April 30-May 1, 2006
Rock Bluff Primitive Camp, Torreya State Park, FL

January 14-16, 2006
Kelly Lake and Los Cruzeros, Henry Coe State Park, CA

October 23-24, 2005
Long Meadow, Golden Trout Wilderness, CA

October 6-7, 2005
West Rim Trail, Zion NP, Utah

October 2-4, 2005
Kolob Canyons, Lee Pass to Hop Valley, Zion NP, UT

August 25-29, 2005
Miter Basin and Mt. Langley, Inyo NF & Sequoia NP, CA

July 17-18, 2005
Grey Meadow, Golden Trout Wilderness, CA

June 25-27, 2005
Manter Meadow, Dome Land Wilderness, CA

May 8-9, 2005
Skyline-to-Sea and Summit Trails, Big Basin State Park, CA

January 29-30, 2005

Eureka Peak Trail, Joshua Tree National Park, California

January 15-17, 2005
Montana de Oro State Park, California

October 14-15, 2004
Old Job South Loop and the AT, Green Mtns, Vermont

September 20-24, 2004
Tablelands, Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP's, California

August 29-30, 2004
Seville Lake, Kings Canyon NP, California

August 8-9, 2004
Cathedral Lake, Yosemite NP, California

June 20-21, 2004
Redwood Canyon, Kings Canyon NP, California

June 5-7, 2004
Trout Meadows, Golden Trout Wilderness, California

April 10-11, 2004
Marin Headlands, Golden Gate NRA, California

March 19-20, 2004
Wishon/Doyle Springs Trail, Sequoia NF, California

November 22-23, 2003
Needles Lookout, Sequoia NF, California

August 9-11, 2003

Franklin Lakes, Sequoia NP, California

September 2002
Comanche Peak Wilderness, Colorado

July 4-7, 2002
Mt. Zirkel Wilderness, Colorado

May 2002

Lost Creek Wilderness, Colorado

March 2001
Lost Canyon, Canyonlands NP, Utah

August 13-15, 2000
Moose Lake, Sequoia NP, California

July 14-16, 2000

Mt. Silliman, Sequoia NP, California

June 26-27, 2000

Twin Lakes, Sequoia NP, California

September 30-October 2, 1999

Jennie Lakes Wilderness, California

August 16-17, 1999

Little Lakes, Sequoia NP, California

July 31-August 2, 1999
Mosquito Lakes and Ansel Lake, Sequoia NP

July 12-13, 1999
Pear Lake, Sequoia NP, California

June 19-21, 1999

Giant Forest to Mineral King, Sequoia NP

October 1998

Salmon/Huckleberry Wilderness, Oregon

July 1997

Slide Mountain, Oregon

Other Backpackers' Websites
Why Backpack?
You Know You're a Backpacker When...
Backpacking Wisdom
Backpacker Group Shots
Climbing Mountains: My Summitpost Page
My Gear List
Easy & good BP food!  Freezer Bag Cooking
Backcountry Hygiene 101
Fun with 3-D Maps
Snow Camping
Leave No Trace
Cute Backpacking Cartoons
A Backpacking Photo Album
Tarol's Homepage
Babies in the Woods
National Parks
National Forests
I've Worked Here
Local Information
Road Trips
I Wanna Go There!
Bear Encounters
Fire Lookouts
Photo Albums
The American West
Poetry & Prose
Q & A
What is a Tarol?
So ya wanna be a Ranger?
Eagle Lake
Franklin Lake
Redwood Canyon
Cathedral Lake
Hengst Peak
Miter Basin
Long Creek Falls
Blossom Lake
Waterfall above Shadow Lake
Lost Palms Oasis
Dry Lake
Todd Harbor
Muir Lake