Author Archives: Mike Rogers

About Mike Rogers

See more on Google+

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

Posted in California, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in California | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Gear and stuff, Grand Canyon, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Gear and stuff | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in California, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Part 2: Tatahatso Canyon

If you were tooling down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon somewhere near RM 38 in Grand Canyon river parlance, you’d pass the mouth of Tatahatso Wash. You might notice the pool at the mouth, but not give the … Continue reading

Posted in Grand Canyon, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments