Amblings and Ramblings in the American West
Thursday, December 20, 2018
2019: Two Hundred Days of Dirt
"When are you going to do the PCT?" As I neared the end of my CDT hike, I started to get the question. Friends, family me...
Sunday, December 16, 2018
2018 - In Review
Think of it just in terms of National Parks. In 2018, I hit eight different National Parks, most of them part of the "inner circle"...
Friday, November 23, 2018
National Park Bingo. Play Along!
One of the chief delights of spending time in National Parks or other touristy areas is people-watching. Perhaps you've heard the storie...
The Highline Trail - A Guide
The Highline Trail! Yes indeed. I get quite a few questions on it from time to time. This is (hopefully) a straightforward description that ...
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
The Safety Series Part 4: What Do I Need For Navigation?
In retrospect, attaching my maps to a lanyard around my neck might not have been the best idea : It was slow going. The terrain was st...
Sunday, November 18, 2018
The Safety Series Part 3: Decision Points
Last time, I explained the Mom Principle as an important backcountry decision-making tool. But of course, applying the Mom Principle is only...
Friday, November 16, 2018
The Safety Series Part 2: The Mom Principle
I'm closing in on thirty years old (yikes!). And yet, "what would I tell Mom?" is still my guiding principle. Allow me to expl...
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