Backpacking to Cathedral Lake in Yosemite

Backpacking to Cathedral Lake in Yosemite National Park | SomewhereSierra| Upper Cathedral Lake at sunset

Backpacking to Cathedral Lake in the Tuolumne Meadows region of Yosemite National Park is about 8 miles. This out-and-back trail gains roughly 1,624 feet and is rated as a moderate trail with lots of foot traffic. the trail features two beautiful lakes, Upper and Lower Cathedral Lake with sweeping views of Tuolumne Meadows and the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Backpacking The Pohono Trail in Yosemite

The Pohono Trail is a 12 mile backpacking hike that goes along the south rim of Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park. The trail is commonly hiked point to point from Glacier Point to Inspiration Point, near Tunnel View. Overall, the trail has 2,020 ft of elevation gain and is rated as moderate on AllTrails.  […]