Grand Canyon R2R2R

Date: March 26, 2018 Start: Pipe Creek Vista Distance: 44-45 miles Duration: 14 hours 51 minutes (breaks not included) Elevation gain: 10,780 feet Type: Out-and-back Map:Β Sky Terrain Trail Maps: Grand Canyon National Park Visions of cheese bagels danced in my delirious head. I searched my pack in vain for something appetizing to eat. Applesauce, Larabar,... Continue Reading →


Bryce Canyon Fairyland, Queens Garden, and Navajo Trails

Date: March 24, 2018 Start: Sunset Point Distance: 12-13 miles Duration: 2 hours 36 minutes (breaks not included) Type: Two different loops The packed dirt beneath my feet was heaven to my restless legs. After 16+ hours cramped in a car over 1,000 miles, we were finally hitting the trails on our long awaited Southwest... Continue Reading →

Prairie Creek & Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Parks

Date: February 17, 2018 Location: Northern California Start: Prairie Creek Visitor Center; Stout Grove Trailhead Distance: 11.5 miles (Prairie Creek); 5.6 miles (Jedediah Smith) Duration: 2 hours 25 minutes at Prairie Creek (breaks not included); 1 hour 17 minutes at Jedediah Smith (breaks not included) Type: Balloon route (Prairie Creek); out-and-back (Jedediah Smith) References: Redwood... Continue Reading →

Wilson River Trail E2E2E

Date: January 27, 2018 Location: Tillamook State Forest Start: Elk Creek Trailhead Distance: 42 miles (only completed 39-ish) Duration: 10 hours 15 minutes (breaks not included) Elevation gain: 3950 feet (one way) Type: Out-and-back References: Oregon Hikers Stupid. Stupid. Stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid. That was the only word (minus a certain descriptive expletive preceding the... Continue Reading →

Silver Star Mountain via Grouse Vista

Date: October 15, 2017 Location: Gifford Pinchot National Forest Start: Grouse Vista Trailhead Distance: 9.2 miles (with side trip to Indian Pits and a navigation error) Duration: 3 hours 15 minutes (breaks not included) Elevation gain: 2040 feet Type: Out-and-back References: 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Portland by Paul Gerald;Β Oregon Hikers After early season... Continue Reading →

Big Pine Creek

Date: September 30 - October 1, 2017 Location: Eastern Sierras Start: Big Pine Creek Trailhead Distance: 21.44 miles Duration: 2 days Type: Out-and-back (for both routes) References: High Sierra Trails Big Pine Creek Trailhead is located just over 750 miles (13-14 hour drive) away from our home. To say it's an unlikely place to attempt... Continue Reading →

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