Scott McGuire is back with a second round of backpacking tips. Scott is the President of The Mountain Lab, a national company based in Mammoth Lakes that's dedicated to the development of gear for outdoor athletes. Scott loves backpacking in the Eastern Sierra for the variety of views, the number of high alpine lakes and the access to a wide variety of climates in such a short distance. He reminds us that it's really remarkable that you don't have to go on some far-flung, epic journey to access and appreciate the mountains. Whether you're a beginner or seasoned hiker or backpacker, sometimes, your next adventure is steps away from your car. You can go on a 3000-mile trip or a 1/2 mile trip up to McLeod Lake. Everything is literally right outside your door.