Category: backpacking

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…

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….

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,Β  WOWZA, the Arizona Trail is a banger. Nonstop…

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…

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 TrailΒ (CT) and over 2500 on theΒ Continental Divide TrailΒ (CDT) . As with most aspects of a vegan…

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 –…

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…

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…

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…

“You Dropped Your Rainbow” – Enjoying Iconic Yellowstone on the CDT

After 165 miles in 6 days through some of my all time favorite hiking in the Wind River Range, we took a much needed (and deserved!) double zero in Dubois, WY, at our friend Tabi’s house. (Thanks again, Tabi!!) We were on the verge…

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