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Ever since hiking the John Muir Trail last year, I’d been thinking about getting back out there. But I didn’t want to just do the John Muir Trail again. Then I ran across something called the Big SEKI (Sequoia-Kings Canyon) Loop. There are a number of versions of this loop…

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I had a corporate meeting in Portland, Oregon, so I figured while I was there I might as well get in a hike. I planned a 50-mile hike in the Three Sisters Wilderness – a loop around three volcanoes aptly named “The Three Sisters.” I had planned to spend 6 days, but Mother Nature had other plans.

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My intention was to acclimatize as quickly as possible so I could summit Cotopaxi, then rest a number of days before I climbed Chimborazo, the highest peak in Ecuador. My friend Tom Smith told me I was crazy, and as I would find out later, he was right. My trip started after a redeye flight into Quito, Ecuador.

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Hiking rim-to-rim across the Grand Canyon is one of the most iconic wilderness adventures in the United States. The hike is 23.5 miles long, loses ~5,700′ and gains ~4,400′ of elevation. The beauty of this place will blow your mind, but it doesn’t come easily. I picked Manny up at 4 A.M…

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In August of 2018, I hiked 200 miles in 12 days, solo, on the John Muir Trail. I had already summited Mount Whitney twice in the past two years, so I decided to bypass this part of the trail and hike from Horseshoe Meadows to…

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