Posts tagged Camping
A Weekend in Death Valley - Visit The Racetrack, Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, and Badwater Basin

A Weekend in Death Valley - Visit the Racetrack, Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, and Badwater Basin | If you only have a weekend to explore and adventure outdoors in Death Valley National Park in California check out this ultimate weekend itinerary! Be sure to visit the desert sand dunes at sunset for a magical way to end your day! There are plenty of options for camping, RV, and lodging accomodations. I absolutely love Death Valley and I am positive you will too with this weekend guide! | shedreamsofalpine.com

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3 Boozy Warm Winter Drinks to Make on Your Next Outdoor Adventure

3 Delicious & Boozy Warm Winter Drinks to Make on Your Next Outdoor Adventure | Winter is here, and that’s no excuse to stop going into the mountains and exploring the outdoors! Stay warm with 3 of our favorite warm boozy winter drink recipes that we love to pack up with our Stanley flask and thermos and enjoy at the our favorite campsite or at the top of our favorite peak. These drinks are easy to make, portable, and delicious! Stay warm this winter my friends and have fun in the mountains! | shedreamsofalpine.com

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38 Miles Backpacking Lyell Canyon in Tuolumne to Devil's Postpile in Mammoth Lakes California

It's funny when you plan out a backpacking trip, you search the internet for details to make an overall plan and trip itinerary. You get your daily mileage and ascent all scheduled out, and you start to think that only bad weather can throw a wrench in your plan.  However, over time, I've learned that I should always anticipate about +/- 5 extra miles to what I read online. That was definitely the case with this trail from Lyell Canyon to Devil's Postpile. All my research (reading online trip reports) led me to believe this trail would be about 31 miles and only 4,100 feet of total gain, and so that seemed like an easy 10 miles per day trip. We were slightly surprised when we found that the trail was actually about 38 miles and 5,000' of gain, and had to make up some extra miles in day 2 and day 3. It still was an excellent trip, and very doable in 3 days. 

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