Author Archives: Helena Guglielmino

Helena Guglielmino is a Reno-based writer and backpacker. Her stories on environment, adventure, and culture have been published by Roadtrippers, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Reno News & Review, Outdoors Unlimited, and more.

A large giant sequoia is surrounded by a wooden fence along a snowy path

Magical winter backpacking in Mariposa Grove


During every backpacking trip, I question my sanity. This is typical during miles 5 through 7 or on any uphill section. However, on my recent trip to Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias in Yosemite National Park, this questioning came a …