In this video I have grand plans but then run into some wildfire troubles. I make a change of plans, drive north, and show you some gear modifications. Stay tuned for next video, the one about my two-day backpacking trip in Lassen Volcanic National Park. It’ll be EPIC! (Click here if you can’t see the video below.)
• Location of first campsite: 38.6669, -119.6437
• Location of second campsite: 40.542429, -121.623380
• Water jug: Reliance Armor-Dillo (It doesn’t seem to be made or sold anywhere anymore.)
• My shower tent
• Camera used to film this video: Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
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In this video I climb Boundary Peak, the highest mountain in Nevada. The scenery there was incredible! Then I drive north, back into California, and find a sweet campsite south of Lake Tahoe.
In the video I mention bears in Nevada. I did some more research about bear populations in the state and found this fascinating PDF report. It’s worth reading if you too are curious about the Nevada bear population.
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Boundary Peak trailhead camp: 37.870374, -118.305075
Rest stop along the river: 38.4485, -119.4566
Edge of meadow camp in California: 38.681741, -119.631063
In this video I share some of the things I did and saw in California’s Yosemite National Park when I was there for a week with my family. I go to Hetch Hetchy, see a bunch of waterfalls, go rock climbing, go tubing on the Merced River, and hike up to the top of Half Dome. A great week! Also, about half of the footage is from my new camera. Do you notice a difference? (Click here if you can’t see the video below.)
In this video I hunt for Native American rock art in Nevada’s Big Rocks Wilderness, have some alien encounters (of a sort), head into California, wander around the fantastic South Tufa area of Mono Lake, and find an amazing free lakeside camping spot on Grant Lake, not too far from the east entrance of Yosemite National Park. (Click here if you can’t see the video below.)
* South Tufas at Mono Lake: 37.9421, -119.0293
* Campsite at Grant Lake: 37.832916, -119.110065
In this video I leave southwest Utah and cross into Nevada to explore the barren desert landscape there. (Click here if you can’t see the video below.)
I mention the Coleman 52 qt. Xtreme Cooler (Amazon affiliate link) in the video.
* Big ol’ crater: 37.5853, -112.7551
* Old Iron Town: 37.599809, -113.449425
* Cathedral Gorge: 37.8234, -114.4131
* Big Rocks Wilderness campsite: 37.6634, -114.9837
In this video I continue exploring the highlands of the Markagunt Plateau in southwestern Utah. I hike up a mountain, try and fail to hike to another spot, explore Cedar Breaks National Monument, drive one of the highest roads in Utah, have a couple of wildlife encounters, and make some dinner from a gorgeous camp on the edge of a meadow. Whew! (Click here if you can’t see the video below.)
In this video I start exploring southwestern Utah’s Markagunt Plateau. I check out a couple of caves, hike a short trail to a really neat waterfall that emerges from a cave, and more! (Click here if you can’t see the video below.
In this video I leave southern Utah’s Capitol Reef National Park and set out to find an obscure and difficult-to-access (but very pretty) waterfall called Sand Creek Falls. I then steer my trusty RAV4 southward and drive up onto the Markagunt Plateau, a forested, high-elevation plateau east of Cedar City, Utah. (Click here if you can’t see the video below.)
In this video I finish up Capitol Reef National Park’s Cathedral Valley Loop, something that has been on my Utah bucket list for years. I check out the Morrell Cabin, the Temple of the Sun, Temple of the Moon, Glass Mountain, and more! (Click here if you can’t see the video below.)
In this video I start the 60-ish mile Cathedral Valley Loop through southern Utah’s Capitol Reef National Park. I drive across a river, come across an old abandoned truck, and drive through some truly epic desert landscapes before finding a buggy campsite on national forest land.
Learn more about the drive here. (Click here if you can’t see the video below.)