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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Colorado 14er: Lincoln, Democrat, and Bross Trip Report

Another weekend up before the sun. Another wind-whipped cold morning. Another high altitude struggle. Another summit sunrise. Another smile. Another day well spent in the mountains. Squirrel [...]

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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 [...]

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Segment 6 of the Colorado Trail: Trip Report

I inched closer to the fire, the chill of night started to seep through my damp clothes. Rain gear was strewn about, for about 8 miles the skies opened up on us. Drenched to the core is never a [...]

Road Trip in Mongolia – How to Travel in Mongolia

Unable to sleep through yet another flight you succumb to watching the sunrise. As the light brightens you're rewarded with what might be the most stunning view you've ever seen: the sun rising [...]

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DIY Dog First Aid Kit for Camping and Hiking

We finally arrived at camp right near a road. It was disappointing. I had walked all day only to find myself sleeping near a bunch of dispersed car campers. So much for feeling like I was in [...]