Category: backpacking

Summer of Summits: Maroon Bells & Pyramid Peak

Day 37 – 10 miles biking / +500 ft elevation gain After completing Castle and Conundrum Peaks, we were stoked for a day off. Aspen was our winter home, and we were excited to see some familiar faces. We spent our day eating a… Continue Reading “Summer of Summits: Maroon Bells & Pyramid Peak”

Hiking the Historic Chilkoot Trail

Bekah and I have been staying pretty busy this summer with our jobs, guiding bike tours in Skagway, AK. While we have been getting out frequently for day hikes and long bike rides, our work schedule hasn’t allowed us much time for many overnight… Continue Reading “Hiking the Historic Chilkoot Trail”

Thruhiking the Arizona Trail – Superior to Flagstaff

We are having a blast hiking the incredibly beautiful Arizona Trail! We’ve been from the desert floor to alpine mountain tops and back again and have completed about 570 miles of nearly 800 miles in 23 days. Here’s our week 3 breakdown… Day 14.… Continue Reading “Thruhiking the Arizona Trail – Superior to Flagstaff”

Thruhiking the Arizona Trail: Mexico to Superior

Well, I usually try to break these posts up into smaller pieces, but I haven’t had signal or wifi or time, so I’m gonna do my best to keep this 300 mile post brief. Holy cow,  WOWZA, the Arizona Trail is a banger. Nonstop… Continue Reading “Thruhiking the Arizona Trail: Mexico to Superior”

What to Expect from a NOLS Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Course

This February, Sean and I decided to expand our outdoor education by taking a 9 day Wilderness First Responder (WFR, commonly called Woofer) course accredited by the internationally recognized National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). Although not required by our upcoming guide jobs in Alaska… Continue Reading “What to Expect from a NOLS Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Course”

Powered by Plants – Vegan Backpacking on a Thruhike

Since adopting a vegan lifestyle last year, my husband and I have hiked over 3000 miles on a plant based diet including about 500 miles on the Colorado Trail (CT) and over 2500 on the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) . As with most aspects of a vegan… Continue Reading “Powered by Plants – Vegan Backpacking on a Thruhike”

Thruhiking the Conti D: An Overview of the Continental Divide Trail

CDT 2018 Overview Our Stats Mexico – Canada, Northbound April 25 – August 18 Total Miles Walked – 2530.5 116 Days 12 0-Mile Days Miles Per Day Average – 21.8 Miles Per Day Average w/o 0’s – 24.3 Most Miles in 1 Day –… Continue Reading “Thruhiking the Conti D: An Overview of the Continental Divide Trail”

Bob Marshall. Glacier. Canada – Finishing the Continental Divide Trail

As a group of five, we left the tiny town of Augusta, MT, with one week and just over 200 miles to Canada. We picked up the trail from Benchmark Ranch and began walking through the Bob Marshall Wilderness. We started later than usual… Continue Reading “Bob Marshall. Glacier. Canada – Finishing the Continental Divide Trail”

Rise and Grind – 300 Montana Miles in 10 Days on the CDT

Our group came into Darby exhausted after our 220 mile week. We talked ourselves into a zero day pretty easily and spent the day resting and eating. After a couple hours waiting for a ride, we managed to get ourselves back to the trail… Continue Reading “Rise and Grind – 300 Montana Miles in 10 Days on the CDT”

7 Days. 221 Miles. Hiking the ID / MT Ridge on the CDT.

When we arrived in Lima, MT, after our Yellowstone adventure, our group of six was exhausted. We awoke in our hotel and immediately began tossing around the idea of a zero. It didn’t take much convincing for all six of us to be on… Continue Reading “7 Days. 221 Miles. Hiking the ID / MT Ridge on the CDT.”

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