New Year. New Office. More Blogs (soon).

Welcome to 2021! Amongst all of the craziness of the infamous 2020, we embarked on building a new house. You haven’t heard anything from Hike 734 at all because of that. Now that we are getting close to completing the house, I’ll be moving into my new office and will start editing the pile of[…]

Mirror Lake Loop and Snow Creek Trail

In Yosemite National Park, Mirror Lake draws many visitors due to its very accessible trail and the chance to see Half Dome perfectly reflected in the water. The loop around this beautiful valley up and down Tenaya Creek is a popular one with Yosemite’s visitors. Very few hardy souls brave the steep switchbacks along Snow[…]

2019 Cyber Monday Sale!

So we don’t put our maps on sale but once a year. If you are reading this on December 1st or 2nd, 2019, then lucky you! This is your chance to give the gift of hiking goodness to a loved one… or get one, or two for yourself at a discount. First of all, everything[…]

Hike 734 Give Back 2019

**Final update!!** Click here to jump to learn more about the various partners and you can always donate You guys are great! Thanks for your amazing generosity for the 2019 Give Back to the Parks. We raised almost $7,000 for the parks! Totals are below (you can always donate throughout the year of course!): Glacier[…]

Lower Yosemite Fall

Yosemite Falls cascades from the tall walls of Yosemite Valley in three different phases. While Upper Yosemite Fall is a tougher hike and the Middle Cascades are inaccessible, the dramatic and popular Lower Yosemite Fall is easily accessed through an easy, wooded path. Let’s just get this out of the way, Lower Yosemite Fall is[…]

Bridalveil Fall

Waterfalls can vary wildly from month to month, and even season to season. Yosemite National Park is home to a host of incredible waterfalls and Bridalveil Fall is part of this collection of wonders. I went to Yosemite National Park in June of 2015 to a waterfall that was the lightest of veils, then again[…]

Off to Olympic National Park

Well another summer season and another national park. This year, the park I’ll be hiking all over is Olympic National Park. It’s looking like I have about 45 days of exploring this amazing park located in the northwest corner of Washington… and well, the entire United States! This park features the Pacific Ocean with beaches[…]

Your Hiking Distances Are All Wrong (And So Are Mine)

Ever get done hiking and realize that the trail sign, your map, guidebook, and your GPS are all telling you different distances? Well you’re not alone. There are a few things at play here. As I’m working on my new Yosemite map, I found myself staring at the screenshot below and thought it illustrated perfectly[…]