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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 hikeĀ 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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We were familiar with Zion and Bryce National Parks, but Becky and I had always wanted to see more of Utah. Bec especially wanted to see the Grand Canyon. We had heard about The Grand Circle of National Parks, and after getting…

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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 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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