Disconnecting from Technology to Explore California Wilderness

Not only do we believe that exercise is medicine, but we also live in an area where outdoor adventures are easily accessible. IT Manager at Adventist Health Simi Valley Tim Bundy recently embarked on a solitary hike of the Rae Lake Loop, which is just outside of Fresno, CA.

The Rae Lake Loop offers stunning views of lake basins, rushing waterfalls, and splendidly carved canyons. Backpackers love to hike this popular trail in Kings Canyon National Park. It may be hard to imagine an IT professional being able to unplug for a few days of solitary hiking. While he enjoyed being one with nature on his trip, Tim used technology to aid him in planning his route, meals and preparing all the gear necessary to complete a 45-mile hike completed in just 2.5 days. In 2017, he hiked 236 miles over 22 days on the John Muir Trail portion of the larger Pacific Crest Trail. His photos from that hike won a prize in our hospital week photo contest.

Tim loves to share his hiking experiences to inspire others to develop an interest or even a passion he has for the sport. Until you have time to learn first-hand about Tim’s latest adventure, here are some photos to enjoy the scenery from Kings Canyon National Park.