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It was my second time around this 22-mile loop. The first trip 7 years ago was also New Year’s weekend and was my first time in the Ouachitas. I remembered some things but was surprised at some of the nice … Continue reading
This year’s trip in Wyoming’s Wind River Range was 7 days in the Fitzpatrick Wilderness, in the northeast area. Starting at the Trail Lake trail head south of Dubois, we ascended south into Bomber Basin to near Turquoise Lake, then … Continue reading
Grays Peak (14278′) is the 10th highest peak in the Rocky Mountains and along with neighboring Torreys Peak (14274′), is a very popular destination. RC and I were fresh from the Never Summer Wilderness trip with 3+ days of altitude-acclimation … Continue reading
Colorado’s Never Summer Wilderness borders Rocky Mountain National Park on the west. 7 of us did a 2-night trip along the Baker Creek, Baker Gulch, and Parika Lake trails. Highlights included great scenery, mostly-good weather, wildflowers, more moose than any … Continue reading
Another new tent, this Marmot Fortress 2P is intended (by me) for “front country” use – a.k.a. car camping. I’ve used a Marmot Early Light 2P for several years in this role. It was my first backpacking tent but I … Continue reading
Today I joined the ranks of Leave No Trace (LNT) Master Educators. I graduated with 8 others from a 5-day course conducted at the Steel Creek area of Buffalo National River (BNR) by 2 trainers from the Leave No Trace … Continue reading
Since starting this web site almost 7 (!) years ago, I’ve used WordPress’ free service where they run ads to offset at least some of their cost. For about 15 years I’ve used Privoxy to eliminate most advertising and tracking … Continue reading
Construction of a 1-mile reroute around the May ’17 landslide near mile 152 of the Ozark Highlands Trail is nearly complete – close enough that a detour is no longer needed.
The Tarptent Notch has been at the top of my “If I Had To Buy A Tent Today” list for several years but there is nothing really wrong with my 6-year-old Big Agnes Copper Spur so it has been hard … Continue reading
A group of 6 maintainers of the Ozark Highlands Trail gathered at the Woolum Rec Area on the Buffalo River for Lopsterfest ’17 – good fun, good food, custom t-shirts, and a chance to give our loppers a good workout.