Car-camping Breakfast Burritos

Makes 4 small-med burritos 3 small white potatoes 1/2 onion 1/2 green pepper knob of sharp cheddar few spoonfuls salsa 1/4-1/3 ib chorizo 6 eggs 4 tortilla few tablespoons of oil hot sauce fresh diced tomato (optional) sour cream (optional) Works best with 2 burner...

Yosemite in April

After getting some better beta on our plans to climb the E couloir of Split Mtn, we decided to bail. Luckily I was able to find some partners and head up to Yosemite Valley for some climbing – not such a terrible substitute. I managed to get in about a dozen routes,...

Joshua Tree, Thanksgiving 2012

My experience in Joshua Tree this week was deeper than anything I could ever give justice to in this post. Joshua Tree National park is truly an alien place, and its clear the minute you pass into the park. Cell phone signals and power lines disappear, and...

Mt Winchell June 2012

Nick and I climbed the East Arete to reach the 13,768′ summit of Mt Winchell. We hiked in via Sam Mac meadows, where we spent the night in one of the more picturesque places I’ve stayed in the high sierra. The climb its self went pretty smooth, and we only broke out...

The Middle Palisade, Attempt #2

A couple hours hiking brought us to 10,800 ft, where we set up our basecamp saturday. Then, on sunday we got up at 3:30am and went for the summit. Unfortunately, it had snowed up there 1.5 weeks ago, and there was awful sugary 12 in deep snow all over everything,...

Matterhorn Peak June 2011

Via the East Couloir, Nick Kohut and I made a very pleasant ascent of Matterhorn Peak (12,279′). A little mist on the way up, gave us some great views of the sawtooth ridge poking through. I had also got Nick to agree to me bringing my skis along and skiing the...