Pictures by David Smeeth
Arlo, Marshall and David spend a week backpacking in the High Sierra west of Bishop, California.
I took my first backpack trip at age thirteen while attending summer camp in the foothills of California's Sierra Nevada. Since that time I've been on many backcountry trips, often leading kids on their first-ever journeys into the wilderness. This time around Arlo, Marshall and I decide on a week-long trip to Humphreys Basin, an expansive alpine area due west of Bishop, CA. There are numerous lakes and peaks, and plenty of opportunities to explore off the trail - I'm excited as it has been some time since I've planned a backcountry adventure like this one.