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December 15, 2017

In my last post I went over food and hydration in the mountains. Now I’ll go into the gear end of things: stoves and water purification methods.

December 10, 2017

Food planning and packing for long trips isn’t easy: your pack is always going to be heavier than you'd like, and you’re going to be burning a lot of calories. I don’t claim to be an expert on nutrition, but years of casual research and trial and error have showed me what I need to keep my body fueled for long days and weeks in the mountains.

December 6, 2017

Bears Ears National Monument was made to protect a vast, unique ecosystem and culturally significant place. So why did it all fall apart?

October 16, 2017

On a gray, damp morning a few days before Thanksgiving in 2007, I set out on a three day hike to some obscure sub-alpine lakes near the Mountain Loop Highway

October 9, 2017

     The trail climbs steeply out of sight into the dreary world of green and grey, the ancient Douglas Firs blocking most of the light of the overcast fall day. I try to focus on putting one foot in front of the other and do my best to avoid dwelling on the thoughts that keep popping into my mind. The trail parallels the lake, so why are we going uphill...

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