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Trans ADK
I looked at the Trans ADK as possible trip this year (alas..I may family obligations that are preventing it. Sigh..). It looks like it would be a KILLER fall hike.

In Pre-Trip Planning » 150-250 Mile Trails in US?
March 05, 12:39pm

cold food
I'll be lazy and just reference an article I wrote. :) It has some recipe ideas towards the bottom.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » No-cook/Stoveless/soaking method for PCT Thru.
March 05, 9:26am

There is a point of diminishing returns with buying new gear. For example, I use a silnylon tarp. Standard 8x10. 13 oz. Call it just under a lb with stakes and rope. I could buy a cuben fiber...

In GEAR » Can't stop changing gear?
March 05, 9:25am

darn lucky
I must confess, I sometimes feel like I don't get out as much. The yearning for the long journey never goes away. As a person in early middle age (I hit 40 in two months), there are other...

In Post-Trip Reports » Winter backpacking in Rocky Mountain National Park
March 04, 10:00am

Time of the year, type of trip, what I feel like doing and so on. If I am hiking from dawn to sunset, I simply sleep. On a trip with less daylight and some time in camp? Some tea is brewed up...

In Philosophy & Technique » How Do You Occupy Self during Evening/Downtime when Solo?
March 04, 6:42am

Thanks for the kind words. We went to Fern Lake and back via an off trail route. We then went to the Bierstadt Lake junction and back.

In Post-Trip Reports » Winter backpacking in Rocky Mountain National Park
March 04, 6:22am

Winter backpacking in Rocky Mountain National Park
A weekend where I again assisted with a winter backpacking course. Winter backpacking is, at first glance, not really that different from three-season backpacking. You still need your usu...

In Post-Trip Reports » Winter backpacking in Rocky Mountain National Park
March 03, 9:51pm

white gas
I've had good luck with my MSR Whisperlite and a Simmerlite (a gift). White gas is a bit of "voodoo magic" in the sense that is it not as intuitive as a remote canister stove. In...

In GEAR » Cold weather cooking - stove choices
March 03, 12:11pm

WEll Dave, thanks as always for your insightful commentary! I'd rather think of the wonderful time spent with friends, the beautiful scenery and at less than $30 a night, it was rather affor...

In Post-Trip Reports » Ski to the Divide – Skinner Hut
February 27, 1:45pm

Five day trips
Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail is essentially one long trip broken into a series of 3-5 days between resupplies. While a longer hike with resupply is extremely helpful for dialing in gear and...

In Editor's Roundtable » Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 1
February 27, 6:47am

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