Our adventures took us to pristine mountain lakes, beautiful valleys, stunning peaks, and gorgeous forests. We tried out new gear, including a tipi tent, which we quickly fell in love with. We ate many freeze-dried meals, slept under the stars, lost a pair of hiking boots, and spied on wildlife. We woke up beside glassy, backcountry waters, sat on mountain tops and read, scouted for animals from peaks, and swam in icey alpine lakes. It has been a year unlike any other. Here is another glimpse into our year in the Sierras.