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As I mentioned yesterday, I’ve started to tentatively plan some details of my summer 2016 John Muir Trail solo hike. It’s still far too early to start dehydrating food and assembling...

(Note: I’m so proud of myself for this title). Happy weekend! You made it. Hopefully many of you are already out on the trails, enjoying a much needed long weekend (and...

This year, I decided I would FINALLY learn to sleep while camping. It was a long time coming. As I chronicled (extensively) in a few posts over the last 6 months,...

Recently, Allison Nadler over at Trail to Summit published an excellent article with 10 tips for anyone taking part in an online hiking community. For the most part, I agree with...

Hello hello readers! Turns out I’m alive, and somehow survived packing up my apartment and moving out of LA. Whew. I finally got around to updating my gear lists for a...

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...

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,...

While I am normally hugely concerned with every ounce when it comes to gear, I recently purchased a North Face Topaz 2 tent from Adventure 16 here in LA (admittedly it...