Solo Backpacking the Hoover & Yosemite Wilderness

Photo by Laura Manina

This funny and inspiring post written by my adventurous sister is about her first solo backpacking trip through the Hoover and Yosemite wilderness. I loved reading it because I experienced many of the same things on my first solo trip, which you can read about here. Enjoy!     Day 1: Heading Out…Solo It’s the […]

Trip Report: Backpacking California’s Evolution Valley


Laura Manina, my sister and fellow backpacker, shares her experiences and tips on backpacking a 57-mile loop to the Evolution Valley. Many thanks to her for this great post and pictures! You can learn more about her travels with her husband, Mitch, on ~   Evolution Valley. First, it was a suggestion, and then […]