Jennie Tai

Eastern Sierras

Ruby Lake via Mono Pass (Eastern Sierras, California)

[ Download or Print ] Trail Information Name: Ruby Lake via Mono Pass Location: Bishop, California USA (Inyo National Forest / John Muir Wilderness) Total Mileage: 4.2 miles Elevation gain: 908 feet Average round trip time: 2-3 hours Good for: Hiking, backpacking, camping Trail: Well trafficked Level of danger: Low Difficulty: Easy/Moderate Season: June through October Permits: […]

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Banff

The Pendulum’s Peak: Hiking Mount Rundle [Part I of II]

{ Hai Ling Peak from Mount Rundle | Full print } When I decided to summit my first mountain last August, I had my heart set on a scramble in Canada’s oldest national park. One of five other mountains in  Canmore’s corner of the Canadian Rockies, Mount Rundle stands almost ten thousand feet high in […]

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Gear Hiking

18 Things to pack on a solo hike

In a few days, I’m heading out to the gorgeous “Canadian Rockies” where I plan to hike alone and find the perfect place to lay part of my mom’s ashes. Unlike most of the trips I’ve taken in the past, I have zero intentions of eating my way through this area of the world, and […]

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