Jeff Driscoll

  • Backpack the Glen Camp Loop via the Palomarin Trailhead

    Day 1 Before heading to the trailhead, make sure to stop by the Bear Valley Visitor Center to pick up your permit. To stay overnight in Point Reyes, you must stay at one of the trail camps.   Camping anywhere else in the park is not allowed.   Per...

    17.13 miles 3837 ft gain

  • Catch a Sunset from Tempe Town Lake and the Mill Avenue Bridge

    Last year I went to Phoenix for a few days for work.  I googled lots of places to shoot pictures around Phoenix, but the majority of them were in neighboring areas, and I only had an hour or two after work and couldn't drive an hour to a better ph...

  • Hike through the Effie Yeaw Nature Preserve

    DetailsEffie Yeaw Nature Preserve is named after Effie Yeaw, a teacher, conservationist and environmental educator who frequented the area on educational nature walks. She was one of the leading forces behind preserving the land now known as The...

    4.48 miles 161 ft gain

  • Hike the American River Parkway: Fair Oaks Bridge to Hazel Ave.

    This area is possibly one of my favorite stretches of trail along the American River Parkway (for my route, click here. On this trail, you'll get great views of the American River, experience lush fern gullies, and depending on the seasons can se...

    4.7 miles 249 ft gain

  • Hike to Freel Peak

    Mt. Tallac may be one of the Lake Tahoe Basin's most famous peaks to hike because of its fantastic views of Lake Tahoe, but my personal favorite view in Tahoe is from the top of Freel Peak or Jobs Sister. Freel Peak is the tallest peak in the Lak...

    7.3 miles 2474 ft gain

  • Hike from the Bootjack Campground to Muir Woods and Back

    Getting permits into Muir Woods can be hard, but if you want to work for it, there's a much better way to visit the National Monument. To do this loop into Muir Woods National Monument, first drive to the Bootjack Parking Area in Mt. Tamalpais Sta...

    8.61 miles 1594 ft gain

  • Backpack Agnew Meadows to Tuolumne Meadows

    Unlike most through hikes that require two cars or hitchhiking, you can accomplish this with only one car by using a YART. Another benefit is that by entering in Mammoth, it is usually much easier to get permits as opposed to starting in Yosemite...

    33.69 miles 4756 ft gain

  • Backpack the Bear Valley to Coast Camp Loop

    Permit and Trail Camp InfoTo stay overnight in Point Reyes, you must stay at one of the Trail Camps.   Camping anywhere else in the park is not allowed.   Permits for the Trail Camps can be booked up to 6 months in advance.  If you are looking to ...

    15.09 miles 2834 ft gain

  • Photograph a Gulf Coast Sunset at Clearwater Beach

    If you find yourself near the Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg areas, I highly recommend taking a trip out to Clearwater Beach. On Clearwater Beach, you'll find sand softer than anything your feet have ever felt, lots of places to relax, great food, good...

  • Backpack to Crag Lake

    Day 1:This trip is a great early season trip while you are waiting for the snow to melt in the high country or it could be a good first backpacking trip because of its proximity to the trailhead and the fact that it's a relatively easy hike.  Also...

    11.1 miles 1220 ft gain

  • Backpack to Bear Basin and The Four Lakes Loop

    Day 1 Swift Creek Trail Head to Bear BasinThe trip begins at the Swift Creek trailhead in the Trinity Alps Wilderness. Permits are very easy to get, just stop by the Ranger station in Weaverville, CA. They are free and can be self-issued in front ...

    30.1 miles

  • Backpack from Onion Valley to Mt. Whitney

    Trip Guide***Please note, all images after the first one are arranged in chronological order of the trip so you can easily follow alongDay 1Depending on where you are coming from your day one is most likely going to be setting up your car shuttle ...

    47.51 miles

  • Backpack to Green Lake and Virginia Pass

    Day 1 Green Creek Trailhead to Green Lake When we went on this hike, it was primarily to explore the area and see if it would be a feasible entrance to Northern Yosemite for extended backpacking trips.   However, it also is a great two night tri...

    17 miles 4452 ft gain

  • Backpack from Twin Lakes to Peeler Lake

    OverviewHiking from Twin Lakes to Peeler Lake is the perfect overnight hike to get up into the high country and enter the boundaries of Northern Yosemite National Park. If you have more than one night to spend, you can also turn this into a mult...

    17.97 miles 4352 ft gain