Backpacking to Minaret Lake

Sunrise at Minaret Lake in the Eastern Sierra | Somewhere Sierra

Backpacking to Minaret Lake in Inyo National Forest is about 13.4 miles. This trail gains roughly 2,437ft of elevation and is rated as a hard trail with lots of foot traffic. This out and back trail is popular among backpackers and day hikers looking to explore into the Eastern Sierra. It features beautiful meadows, a […]

Backpacking to Broken Top & No Name Lake

Backpacking to Broken Top Mountain and No Name Lake in the Three Sisters Wilderness near Bend, Oregon is about 13 miles out and back trail. This trail gains roughly 2,657ft of elevation and is rated as a hard trail with lots of foot traffic. There are also a few alternate routes: the Broken Top Trail […]

Backpacking to Young Lakes in Yosemite

Lower Young Lake at Sunset, Yosemite National Park | Backpacking to Young Lakes

Backpacking to Young Lakes in Yosemite National Park via Dog Lake is about 14 miles with 2,818 ft of elevation gain. This out-and-back trail is rated as hard and is popular among backpackers looking to explore the Tuolumne region. Permits Permits are required for all overnight trips in Yosemite, including backpacking to Young Lakes, and […]

Best Mosquito Repellents for Hiking & Camping

Best Mosquito Repellents for Hiking and Camping

Mosquitos can be some serious… fun suckers… on hiking and camping trips. They can make an awesome trip itinerary absolutely miserable if you don’t come prepared. During the summer months, these pesky bugs come out from hiding and love to hang out in popular outdoor areas. Check out these Mosquito Repellents for hiking and camping! […]

Guide To Smith Rock State Park

Guide to Smith Rock State Park in Oregon | Somewhere Sierra

Known as one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon, the high-desert region of Smith Rock State Park does not disappoint. Smith Rock State Park is most widely known for it’s variety of Rock Climbing and being the birthplace of Sport Climbing, a style of climbing that relies on permanent anchors that are bolted into the […]