Gear Update – 4 days backpacking

After 4 days (and ~65 miles, and a South Sister summit), the current backpacking gear set review is much more accurate. Gear Type For this Hike Pack Granite Gear Crown2 (REI link) Good: – No serious pain, blisters or unexpected … Read More

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2 days @ Waldo Lake: Twins & Fuji

What started as a 3 day, 2 night camping and hiking adventure at Waldo Lake was reduced to a 2 day, 1 night psychological and physical test due to one small, swarming 6-legged monster: mosquitoes. Everybody who plans on hiking … Read More

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Ridgeline trail run

Some days, it all works … early cool morning with no time constraints, so a Ridgeline Trail run hit the spot! This run started at Fox Hollow TH, went up Baldy, and then to Blanton, and back to Fox Hollow … Read More

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Hardesty Mt to Sawtooth Rock

Heading out to the trailhead, I thought that another cloudy forest hike was in the cards. Getting started on the trail, the lower elevation flowers were amazing. But it was the Rhodies that were just spectacular, and every once and … Read More

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Goodman Creek Trail

All the best plans, and yet sometimes crazy stuff happens. Originally, I set out to hike Goodman Creek to Eagles Rest trail. The trail leaves from the Hardesty TH. Everything was going well on the drive to the TH, the … Read More

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Rainy day Ridgeline

Some days it rains. Some days, we hike in the rain. Today was such a day, and it was marvelous. (it was also a great test of day-hike gear system – review post coming). I expected rain, dressed for rain … Read More

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