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What I’m about to say might sound a little silly. However, I promise though that I’ll try and form this post into a semi-coherent and complete thought. You might even agree...

I feel a bit ashamed to say it, but, I’ve sort of lost steam on planning a long thru-hike for this summer. Oh no’s! But you know what: That’s okay. If...

Everyone, big news. At least, it’s exciting to me. After not sleeping while camping for over 1/2 of my life, I think I’m finally seeing a light at the end of...

I said I’d give a little update on my backcountry sleep issues, so I’ll do that now while also imparting a little problem-solving wisdom for all your backcountry woes. It never ceases to...

Okay, bear with me on this one. I said I was going to write my next post about my continuing sleeping issues. While I’m still going to do that for my...

Last week was the final classroom course for the 2015 Sierra Club Wilderness Travel Course. This is sad. Very sad. What will I do with my Wednesday evenings, if not nerd...

I will admit something terrible: I hate camping. More specifically, I hate trying to SLEEP while I am camping. Up to that point, I love everything. The tough climb up a pass,...

Over the last several years, I’ve spent a lot of time, a ridiculous amount of time, thinking and/or mentally planning for a John Muir Trail hike. If you don’t know what...

Or, what I will call “Pt 1: When do you abandon us in the desert with no water and only a topo map and compass?” I will start this post by writing...

(Let me apologize in advance, this post will probably be long-ish) I’ve been thinking a lot about “Wild”. (As in the book + now movie about Cheryl Strayed’s 1000+ mile hike of the Pacific...