Chris Roams

Travel, Adventures, and Photography

Cottonwood Pass

Backpacking in the southern Sierra Nevada
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High Sierra Trail

Hiking the High Sierra Trail, from Crescent Meadow to Whitney Portal.20170812-5 Read More…

Windham High Peak

Pictures from a hike in the Catskills
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Top of the Country

Summit Portrait
The final push to the summit of Mt Whitney.
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Marmot Country

Consultation Lake
Pushing up the trail towards Mt Whitney to establish a base camp for the summit bid.
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Wet Canyons

Zion Narrows
Backpacking the Zion Narrows.
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A Tough Life in Paradise

Havasu Falls
Visiting the Havasupai, their village, and waterfalls.
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Exposure Part Deux

The Watchtower
Zion’s tunnel, more pictures from the Coyote Gulch hike, and more musings on wilderness ethics.
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What Goes Down Must Come Up

Desert Hare
Riding down the Hole in the Rock Road, hiking in Coyote Gulch, and sunset in Bryce Canyon.
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Half Dome

Just Rainbows
I was in San Francisco for work and brought my backpacking gear along so I could do a side trip into Yosemite. When I arrived in the park I was lucky enough to get a same-day backcountry permit to head out from Glacier Point into Little Yosemite Valley and then up Half Dome via the cables. I spent 2 nights camped in Little Yosemite and exited via the John Muir Trail into Yosemite Valley at Happy Isles.
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Ooh Aah Point
Hike down the South Kaibab Trail to Phantom Ranch and back up via the Bright Angel Trail.
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New Years Eve at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
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Spending the night at Grand Canyon’s South Rim and getting a wilderness permit.
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