Another “So You Want to go Out on a Long Hike” Guide/FAQ

I remember how overwhelming my first hike felt. You're worried about getting to a town with no resupply options, you're worried you've planned each stretch out wrong, you're worried about conditions on trail hundreds of miles and months away from your computer desk with your haphazard notes with town names circled and lines connecting to …

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Gearathon: Kahtoola K10 Crampons

It's a big spooky El Nino year in 2016, so traction for getting over snow/ice is a big ticket item (for me).  While most went for microspikes, I went a little crazy and went with hiking crampons.  Why?  I'd heard about microspikes slipping off people's shoes on inclines.  Whether or not that's a constant problem …

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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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