Elsbeth Weeks, Stanley, Idaho
Hi there and welcome to my website. 🙂

I am a Camera Engineer who is in love with the great outdoors. Whenever I can get away, I head to the Mountains. I meticulously plan my adventures, and through this website, I hope to share photos and guides related to my trips.

If you love the wilderness as much as I do, or would like to do so vicariously through me, then please join me.

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Four Lakes Loop

The Four Lakes Loop is one of the premier backpacking routes in the Trinity Alps. The actual Loop is only about 5 miles, but when you include the access trails, the trip will end up being 16-20 miles. Before visiting Four Lakes Loop, check out this mini-guide.


Best Road Trips for Hiking

One of the best ways to explore the USA is to hop in your car and head on the road. The United States has so many amazing road trips that will allow people to experience everything from culture to food to the great outdoors. So, what are the best road trips for hiking in the US?


Desolation Wilderness

The Desolation Wilderness is the region of granite mountains looming above the Western shore of Lake Tahoe. Originally established as wilderness in 1964 by the Wilderness Act, today Desolation Wilderness is one of the most used wilderness areas in the country!

Camping in the wilderness
Home in Mendocino
Oregon Waterfall
Desolation Wilderness signpost

Recent Posts

The Quilotoa Loop: Everything You Need to Know!

The Quilotoa Loop: Everything You Need to Know!

If there is a classic Ecuadorian backpacking trip, it is the Quilotoa Loop. Contrary to its name, the Quilotoa Loop is not actually a loop, but rather a 30 mile point to point trek that ends up at the beautiful Quilotoa Lagoon. If you are looking for a backpacking...

Backpacking Gear for Beginners

Backpacking Gear for Beginners

This Backpacking Gear for Beginners Guide tells what items you should have with you and how to choose the best equipment for your own needs.

How to Hike the Ecuadorian Inca Trail

How to Hike the Ecuadorian Inca Trail

The Inca Trail is a one of the world's classic backpacking trips. Due to the popularity and trail overuse, the Peruvian government has had to implement strict quota and rules. This means people have to do it with a guide. Fortunately, for the adventurous folks out...

5 Winter Backpacking Trips to do in California

A few years ago, quota was established for the northern portion of the hike, and since then it has been difficult to get permits. All of the available quota for the year is released in October the year before. Fortunately, winter is a less popular time to be hiking,...

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