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Contingency Planning for Long Distance Hikes

Spend any significant time backpacking, and you’re going to have something go wrong. Usually they are pretty small things that are more an annoyance than a major problem – the air mattress springs a slow leak, the headlamp gets turned on in the pack and runs the batteries down, or you forgot your spoon. As […]

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Oregon: Shorter Thru-Hikes For the Working Stiff

Join Trail Ambassador Whitney LaRuffa for a talk about shorther thru-hikes that can be completed by people with careers and families.  I will be covering 3 shorter trails that one can do in the standard 2 weeks of vaction time a year: the John Muir Trail, The Wonderland Trail and the Tahoe Rim Trail.  We’ll talk timing, permits and how to get them, resupply options and enjoy some tales form the trails and amazing pictures.

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Hiking the John Muir Trail

You know you’ve married the right girl when she says, “go for it, this’ll probably be your only chance to hike it before you retire!”, especially when you add the fact that she was committing to watching our four kids by herself for the two-to-three weeks that I would be hiking our dream hike. It […]

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Backpacking in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park – What a place! I planned this trip with 3 other friends of mine about 2 years ago. They all live back east and they have never been to Yosemite NP. I figured it would take a lot of planning so that’s why we decided to make this trip 2 years out. […]

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