Tips for Backpacking and Hiking Alone

Tips for Backpacking and Hiking Alone | How To Be Safe | Somewhere Sierra

Solo backpacking and hiking is a great way to experience the outdoors at your own pace. Depending on your past experience outdoors, backpacking and hiking alone can seem daunting, scary and downright dangerous. As a woman, I am often told that people “don’t backpack outdoors for a reason” and “it’s too dangerous for women”, but […]

What To Know Before Backpacking The Wonderland Trail

The Wonderland Trail is a 93 mile trail that circumnavigates the base of Mt. Rainier in Mount Rainier National Park. The loop climbs over 25,000ft of elevation throughout the trail and varies between groups on how long it takes to complete (usually between 6 and 10 days). The trail is rated as difficult and is […]

Lightweight Backpacking Gear for Thru Hikng

Views From Dewey Point In Yosemite National Park | Somewhere Sierra

Whether you’re looking into one of the Triple-Crown thru hikes in the States, a smaller thru hike that’s more closer to home, or you’re just looking to upgrade to some better gear- lightweight backpacking gear is going to make a huge difference. Gear is very subjective and will vary from person to person. The more […]

Backpacking The El Capitan Trail in Yosemite

Backpacking El Capitan Historical Trail In Yosemite National Park | Somewhere Sierra

The El Capitan (Historical) Trail is a 17 mile backpacking and hiking trail that goes up past Upper Yosemite Falls and over to the top of El Capitan on the North Rim of Yosemite National Park. The trail is usually hiked point to point, and has great views from the top of the famous granite […]

Complete Guide To Yosemite National Park

As a regular member of the Top 5 Most Visited National Parks in America, Yosemite National Park is the busiest National Park within California and one of the most iconic Parks out there. Yearly, this park brings in over 4.5 million visitors to explore it’s incredible landscape. It became Americas third National Park in 1890 […]