Today our featured post from the TGO Blogger Network is the first in a new series of trip reports from long-distance hiker Carrot Quinn

If you like reading about long-distance walking, Carrot Quinn probably needs no introduction. She has hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail, and many other long-distance routes, and has a liking for deserts. She’s best known for her book, Thru-hiking will Break your Heart, and is a prolific outdoor blogger.

Her latest series of trip reports covers the Kings Canyon High Basin Route. Read the full post here.

The sky drops hail as we hike up the trail to Bishop pass, and everything is so beautiful- the rays of light on the granite peaks around us, the water shining off the rocky trail, the clear lakes, that it makes us laugh- what is this? What is this world that we live in?