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I had wanted to do Telescope Peak for a couple of years. It stands a little above 11,000 feet in the middle of Death Valley and from the summit, you can see the peak of Mt. Whitney, the highest point in the United States, and the lowest point…

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I had been planning a trip to Zion for a while. I had wanted to go for a while, but I just couldn’t get the time. I thought it was a lot further away than it was, but I realized it was only six hours from the house which is pretty close…

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In my 20s, I went climbing with my brother, we did some top rope. It was really fun but we didn’t get that far. Years went by, I stopped climbing, got a little fat, kids left home, and I was hiking so much I thought…

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Bec and I were on Maui for our 30th anniversary. The last time we were in Hawaii was a cruise for our 20th anniversary. We always thought we’d be back sooner because, after that first trip, we just fell in love with the place. ..

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I feel like such an addict! I had to get another Sierra high in before the summer ended. So after working a few weekends in a row on a big project, I decided I’d reward myself with a short adventure. That short adventure was…

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For many, the 210-mile long John Muir Trail, which runs north to south across the Sierra Nevada, represents the quintessential backcountry hike. While this trail was on our radar, we thought the High Sierra Trail…

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I had previously taken the Summit Adventure instructor’s course and Tom Smith asked if I wanted to help facilitate at the next Adventures in Fatherhood. My schedule ended up opening up, and I was excited to be part of the…

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I had hiked Mount Whitney a few times, but Rainier was a completely different kind of climb. Mount Whitney and Mount Rainier are close to the same altitude. The big difference between the two is that Rainier is…

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