When going on a road trip, I always plan to bring as little as possible, but almost every time I end up with max load. Maybe it’s because I’m bringing my stuff all the way from Denmark to the U.S., and I can’t live without my camera and hiking gear as this is what I love to do when traveling: snapping photos and hiking amazing trails. All together it adds up in… Read More

Once again I’ll be back on the Mount Whitney Trail, and this year I’m going to summit. Getting a permit for the second time is a privilege. My first visit was in May 2015 and what a great adventure it was. Even though I was fully prepared at my last attempt, it didn’t bring me all the way to the top. This year I’m twice as prepared and will prevail. What might… Read More

Sometimes a hike takes away my breath, not physically, but rather emotionally. It’s exactly what happened when I hiked to see The Wave on the Utah-Arizona state border. This remote and unspoiled desert landscape is a geologic treasure. At the scene, I spent nearly 4 hours soaking in the surreal beauty. I also had my best lunch moment ever. No café in the world can offer such a spectacular setting. Why is… Read More

Death Valley is more than just Badwater and record high temperatures. Grab a 4×4 Jeep to see the vast and empty-seeming landscape in a new way. I took off for a day trip to see Barker Ranch, a remote place free of tourists but with a lot of history to tell. It was the last hideout of Charles Manson and his followers. The Manson Family was like a cult and hid at… Read More

If you read Wild by Cheryl Strayed or watch the movie starring Reese Witherspoon, then you know there’s a place called Kennedy Meadows. This idyllic spot marks the southern end of the Sierra Nevada. The hiking trail here at Kennedy Meadows is part of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). I went for a short day hike just to get a feel of this wild setting. With plenty of time and a good… Read More