This Winter: Mt St Helens

I've been thinking about my next big trip, and I think I've found it. http://www.cascadeclimbers.com/plab/data/515/medium/Mt_St_Helens_Winter_Summit_011.jpg I have snow gear I need to test out and practice with, and a winter summit of Mt St Helens is perfect.  I'm debating bringing my snowboard along for the ride, but it's been so long since I've used it …

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Gearing Up for a Thru-Hike

I made some mistakes along the way, who doesn't?  My backpacking experience has never been centered on how much weight I'm carrying, it was always "This should be fun to bring! *tosses into backpack*".  This meant multiple pairs of jeans, a crazy amount of socks, classy fanny-packs tied to the hip belt, etc. In its …

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Going lighter.. and lighter..

Hey hey hey! Things changed  while I've been inactive.  First I relearned how great naps can be for you, but that's not why I'm writing this.  Second, my attitude about gear has changed dramatically. When I started planning for my PCT trek, my baseweight was at around 23lbs (probably more honestly).  I'm proud to announce …

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