📅 July 16th, 2021 ▶️ The last part of PCT California Section J on the Pacific Crest Trail towards Echo Lake in South Lake Tahoe leads me through Carson Pass. After some trail magic in the Carson Pass Information Center, I get to see my second bear! Much bigger and much further away this time. The trail leads me through beautiful lakes and forest landscapes before arriving at South Lake Tahoe to end Section J. I decide to skip ahead due to my limited time and the ever increasing wild fire activities. On my way to Reno, the fires get really bad and I am stuck in the tiny village of Susanville with a yellow sky and ash falling down from the sky from the Dixie Fire. I eventually make it to Klamath Falls and have to change my plans once again..
📅 July 13th, 2021 ▶️ My Pacific Crest Trail series Heading North continues from Sonora Pass on California Section J for another 120km. Heading into the Mokelumne Wilderness displays a complete new set of landscapes including a lot of volcanic rocks. I found this to be very refreshing after the Sierra Nevada mountains and was positively surprised! Making my way through the super windy “Nipple” mountain, I eventually make camp with just one day left to South Lake Tahoe, wondering how bad the fire situation will be in the upcoming days…
📅 March, 2015 ▶️ The second part of my El Chaltén Argentina video starts off with the departure from Laguna Piedras Blanca. I then make my way up to Paso del Cuadrado and expierence one of the coldest nights in my life, sleeping in the snow and having the best view on Cerro Torre. The last hike in El Chaltén is Mirador de la Loma with one of the best views you can get in the area. My personal highlight came in the very end though: Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the few glaciers still advancing rather than retreating! I witness a lot of calving there and was totally amazed.
📅 July 11th, 2021 ▶️ Going over Sonora Pass during sunrise at the start of Day 28 of my Pacific Crest Trail Hike has been one of my favorite moments on the entire trail. The lighting had been perfect and it glued me to the path during the early morning hours. It seems like I was the only one taking my time here as most others really put on a race to get to the road as fast as possible, trying not to miss the early morning shuttle. I eventually made the shuttle as well and end up California Section I of the PCT in Kennedy Meadows North, a super nice laid back place with good food and a lot of horses and cowboys!
📅 July 8th, 2021 ▶️ Leaving Tuolumne Meadows Campground and eventually also the Yosemite National Park behind me, I am blessed with more great lake and mountain landscapes. Experiencing a small earthquake and the worst mosquito days so far, I also get a first taste of the California fire season. The video ends on my last night before hitting Sonora Pass to end California Section I of the Pacific Crest Trail.
📅 September 2nd, 2021 ▶️ In this video, you will hear about my top 3 most important tips on how to find the cheapest flight tickets online. Using search engines like Skyscanner to find the best deals is probably your best bet to get a good deal and I will spend some extra time on that topic with a very fresh example of my very own trip planning and how I managed to get a good flight from Montenegro to Nepal! Let me know if you would like to see more of these HowTo series 😄
📅 July 7th, 2021 ▶️ I am interrupting my Pacific Crest Trail 2021 hike for a very common PCT side trip towards Yosemite Valley! Hitch hiking in from Tuolumne Meadows, my first stop in Yosemite Valley was the impressive Yosemite Falls, even in a draught year without much water. Seeing Half Dome and El Capitan up close and in person has been a long lived dream of mine as a big climbing fan. I made the most out of the day and hitch hiked back towards the Tuolumne Meadows Grill in the afternoon to get back on the Pacific Crest Trail again the next morning.
📅 July 3rd, 2021 ▶️ After getting my broken pack replaced super fast by Sierra Designs (thanks again so much guys!), I was off to hit the Pacfic Crest Trail again to finish California Section H at Tuolumne Meadows. On my way there, I walked through beautiful flower paths, saw more amazing sceneries at Shadow Lake and Thousand Island Lake, encountered the cutest squirrel and entered the Yosemite Wilderness after crossing over Donohue Pass (3,370 m/ 11,056 ft).
📅 June 27th, 2021 ▶️ Day 19 on the Pacific Crest Trail through the Sierra Nevada Mountains started off with some beautiful river hiking along the San Joaquin River. Hiking up Selden Pass offered the best views on the PCT so far, looking down at stunning Marie Lake. I then made my way to the Vermilion Valley Resort (VVR) after my Backpack Strap broke in the middle of the trail! The first rain on the trail and even heavy hail hit while resting the foot up at VVR. Back on the PCT, I crossed Silver Pass surrounded by dark thunder clouds and set up my tent in the rain. On Day 22, I was able to enjoy more amazing lakes with Lake Virigina, Purple Lake and Duck Lake including some skinny dipping before making my way into Mammoth for the 4th of July weekend.
📅 June 25th, 2021 ▶️ This episode of my Pacific Crest Trail documentary is all about beautiful lakes! We start off with Mather Pass on Day 17 and make it to John Muir Hut on the John Muir Pass on the 18th day. It certainly has been one of the most challenging passes on the PCT so far! The reward is coming in form of beautifully blue mountain lakes, making all the effort totally worth it. We end the day by setting up camp at a beautiful meadow at Evolution Creek and try not to get eaten alive by the mosquitos.