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Cove Canyon, Rebar in Tires, and a Peek in Kanab

(Skip the narrative and see the photos.) Having visited the Sierra in August and again in September, time was short. I couldn’t swing two weeks in the GFC. The plan became to visit Cove and revisit Kanab. Like the best … Continue reading

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A Northbound Hike on the John Muir Trail -August 2017

More a collection of thoughts than a detailed report. (See also a strange itinerary, a gear list, and a collection of photos.) Having slacked off for a few months, starting with a three-week, eat-too-much float down the Colorado River in the … Continue reading

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JMT Strange 14 (15!) Day Itinerary

I covered a bit more than 240 miles in just over 14 days, but with a strange itinerary that included some big mileage days and some low-mileage days on this walk on the John Muir Trail in August, 2107, especially … Continue reading

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Spring/Fall Grand Canyon Backpacking List

Here’s my basic gear list for backpacking in the Spring and Fall in the Grand Canyon. I tweak the insulation layers depending on how close to summer I am and the weather forecast right before I leave.  I’ve provided measured … Continue reading

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Mike’s 2017 JMT Gear List – With Comments

Here’s my gear list for the presumably snowy and wet first-half-of-August 2017 JMT hike from Horseshoe Meadows to Happy Isles. (See more info and further thoughts on the trip.) This was a 14+ day trip, with one resupply at MTR. … Continue reading

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Some August 2017 JMT Conditions and Thoughts

Update: I now have a fuller report and pictures, and gear from the trip.   The following are a few quick thoughts which might help those leaving in the second half of August/September, based on my two-week NOBO trip the first … Continue reading

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Women’s March on Washington

This didn’t look like most hikes I take, but it will likely remain one of the more important days walking I’ll spend walking (well, stood, mostly, although we did cover about 8 miles on foot). HOLY CRAP! What an amazing … Continue reading

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