My first trek to Mt. Whitney more than 25 years ago was my first ever over night backpacking experience, and it was completely unforgettable. When you’re a kid and hike a week across the Sierra and summit Mt. Whitney, the highest peak in the lower 48 states, you realize that you can accomplish anything you put your mind to.
As an adult, the experience is equally rewarding – its a week of life completely unplugged, experiencing incredible scenery, while offering a valued opportunity to recharge and reset life’s priorities. After getting turned on to the Sierra as a kid, I did the John Muir Trail with Mike a few years later before heading off to Notre Dame for undegrad, and then UC San Diego for grad school. Since then, I’ve worked as a finance professional and entrepreneur in the Bay Area where I live with my growing family in Orinda, CA.