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t had been a while since Wes and I had bagged a Sierra peak together, so I thought I’d choose an easy one. Mount Bago seemed to fit the bill since it wasn’t that high in elevation and we could get to it in a day hike. I picked Wes …

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Bryan Feller

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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Bryan Feller

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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Bryan Feller

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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Bryan Feller

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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Bryan Feller

With an elevation gain of 10,300′, the Cactus to Clouds Trail has one of the greatest elevation increases among day-hike routes in the United States. It is 16 miles from the trailhead to the summit (+5.5 more miles back to the Sram station), making it one of the steeper trails of its length in the world.

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Bryan Feller

While Iron Mountain, also known as Big Iron, is far lower in elevation than other Southern California summits, it is the most difficult mountain to climb in the entire region. The trail follows a series of high mountain ridges to the summit, gaining 7,300′ of elevation – 3.500′ in the last two miles alone. 

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Bryan Feller

San Bernardino Peak is one of my favorite local hikes. It’s never crowded like many of the other trails, and the scenery is beautiful. I’ve been wanting to go for months, but the weather and my schedule have not cooperated.

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Bryan Feller