Date May 2016
Location Las Vegas to Vancouver via Mammoth Lakes, Lake Tahoe, Crater Lake, Portland & Seattle
Who Matthew Coleman, Martin Spencer, Myself & Carl McCloskey (In order of appearance on the video), all old colleague mates.
After 3 nights in Vegas a road trip up to Vancouver seemed like the best thing to do
Over the course of 2 and a half weeks we were lucky enough to hike around Mammoth Lakes, Fallen Leaf Lake, Lake Tahoe, Mount Tallac and Crater Lake
This was the first time I ever used a GoPro which is fairly obvious when you see the shaky camera, constant footage of my knuckles and random transfers from my wrist to hand.... I also produced this with a free version of Animoto hence the horrible banners on the side....
That all being said the hiking was beautiful with literally no one to be seen for miles
Check out the video below for our trip highlights
This was the trip that made me fall in love the American National Parks...
On Monday at midday we were leaving our hotel in the heat of Las Vegas! 8 hours later and we turn up to a motel covered in snow with warning signs to be aware of bears! That is what made me open my eyes up to America and the ever changing scenery, weather and ways of living. We could have gone many different routes from Las Vegas to Vancouver, maybe going up the west coast or heading more central and passing Yellowstone but we decided tom go through Yosemite and I do not regret that decision for one second (it also means I have to do this road trip at least two more times)
For me hiking Mount Tallac was the highlight of the whole holiday, it was difficult to find the start of the trails and the path was lost under the snow three quarters of the way up but all of this just added to the experience and made us feel more like adventure kids than ever before. Not one to do on your own (especially with hungry bears just waking up) but great fun with amazing views and pure peace and quiet the higher we went
Mount Tallac is not a mountain that gets a lot of write ups but is one I would highly recommend for a day with nature.
Mount Tallac Review
Distance 10.2 miles
Elevation Gain 3290 feet
Scenery 4 out of 5
Hike Difficulty 4 out of 5
Best time to Hike? Late May when there is still some snow on the tip for the perfect picture
My Video Footage 1 out of 5 (this was my first time using a GoPro and my first time editing but if you love amateur video footage check it out)
Videos shot on GoPro HERO4 Session
Music by Lunar Echoes www.facebook.com/lechoesofficial/
Further Information on Mount Tallac found here en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Tallac