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Backpacking Gore Lake: Trip Report

Pristine waters and dramatic peaks make this difficult hike a rewarding overnight backpacking trip.

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Double the Fun Father Dyer and Crystal Peak Trip Report

Have you ever had a day in the mountains so perfect you forgot that you were doing something difficult? Perhaps the weather was just right, maybe you met some cool new friends, or perhaps you [...]

Lake Haiyaha in Rocky Mountain National Park Winter Trip Report

The 3:30am wake up call came with some ease this go around. Surprisingly, my eyes naturally popped open without an alarm. It's as if my natural body clock knew what was coming. I rolled out of [...]

Tips for Snow Hiking and Snowshoeing

It's cold, well below freezing. You're a few miles in and the weather is starting to roll in quick. 40-50mph freezing winds whip down the steep face of the mountain your hiking next to. You lose [...]

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Notes on Solo Hiking

5 miles deep in some tougher terrain. The trail was slick with ice and snow and at times littered with rocks and boulders. Overall it was nothing too difficult, but I had been the only person I'd [...]

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Cottonwood Pass – Camping in the Snow Trip Report

Despite the challenges, reaching the base of Jones Mountain while being enveloped by the weather at Ptarmigan Lake made that extra mis-mile of hiking worth it. Sitting next to a roaring fire with [...]

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Mount Rose, Lake Tahoe Trip Report

The rock feels cold on my hands as I stare off into the distance. My mind is blank, empty, just enveloped in the moment. I've made it.The breeze brings a chill as the sweat evaporates off of my [...]