Hiking the Colorado Trail

I was missing the trail. It had only been a couple years since our Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) hike, but I feared that the days of big adventures were forever behind me…

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In Need of a Hike

Generally when it’s a bit drizzly in San Diego, I want to hang out at home. Those rainy days are a rare treat and I feel like I missed a bit of an opportunity if I don’t just utilize the rare precipitory event to make some coffee, sit inside with a blanket, and watch it […]

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Three Days in November

Three-and-a-half days of sleeping in our car, hiking and exploring by day, and relaxing or working on personal projects at night…

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Marion Mountain Trail

Two weeks seems to be my limit. If my feet haven’t moved me through a landscape, or if I haven’t ridden a bike through the hills, I begin to…

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Dripping Springs Loop

There were definitely times where I muttered to myself that I would never do this trail again. It wasn’t the elevation gain, but the lower reaches were quite crowded, and the top portion was extremely brushy, for a couple miles. Not only were you plowing through brush, in some places your were hunched over, nearly […]

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Tenaja Canyon Trail

It can be hard to see in these times of stupidity, just how lucky we are. Trump just led the charge to reduce the size of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument — a place that has been protected for the past 21 years, the majority of my life. National parks and monuments, I had assumed were […]

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Slow Down

Since the returning from New Years, a nice, blissfully slow day of relaxation, I’ve been working like crazy. Not only have I had quite a bit of work, but I’ve also been working quickly on things. Last weekend, I worked straight through the weekend like they were just normal workdays and I’ve had several 10-12 […]

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The Best Sections of the Pacific Crest Trail

The best, most scenic long sections of the PCT.

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Chain Lakes in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness

The Chain Lakes have always been on my radar. I always assumed that I would approach from Leavenworth and Icicle Creek, but I realized that I could easily get there from Stevens Pass as well. The first couple miles of the route from Stevens Pass is through a ski area and crosses under powerlines, so […]

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Too Much Good Stuff

If you’re exhausted and happy, you’re doing something right.

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