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14 Sep 2017

Journeying into the backcountry with friends is much safer and can be a great time. However, people just piss you off sometimes, and they’re the reaso...

6 Sep 2017

There’s a saying that goes “be bold start cold.” Now, I have no idea where it originated, but I first heard it while in the military during winter war...

22 Aug 2017

Nearly everyone on the continent (maybe the world?) has either been to, or at least seen a picture of, the largest canyon in the world, the Grand Cany...

25 Jan 2017

Everyone has his or her own ideal expectations for an excursion into the backcountry. Many of us want it all: soaring jagged mountains, crystal clear...

30 Nov 2016

No one likes doing dishes, especially not in the backcountry. Using specific pots to cook meals means a heavier load to carry not to mention the event...

9 Nov 2016

My eyes cracked open as I scrambled to my phone to silence the alarm before it woke the others in the shelter. I had set the alarm for 4:30am so that...

2 Nov 2016

So you’ve put together your own custom med-kit and it’s ready to go, but how exactly, in a worse case scenario, should you be prepared to use it? Thro...

26 Oct 2016

West of Lake Tahoe in Tahoe National Forest near the northern most region of the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains runs the North, Middle, and South Y...

29 Sep 2016

The second most question I receive, after "What do you eat on the trail,” is "Well, how do you get the food?" Most folks figure if you're on the Trail...

22 Sep 2016

Pitkin Trail is one of five trails that travel through the Eagles Nest Wilderness from exit 180 of I-70 as it winds through the Colorado Rockies near...

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