Category: hiking

Summer of Summits: Mount Massive & Mount Elbert

This summer we’re attempting to summit as many 14,000+ ft mountains in CO as possible, and we’re reaching the trailheads by bike! Join us on our Summer of Summits. Day 16 – 12 miles by bike / +600 ft elevation gain After a tough… Continue Reading “Summer of Summits: Mount Massive & Mount Elbert”

Summer of Summits: Mt Democrat, Mt Cameron, Mt Lincoln, and Mt Bross

This summer we’re attempting to summit as many 14,000+ ft mountains in CO as possible, and we’re reaching the trailheads by bike! Join us on our Summer of Summits. After finishing Quandary Peak, we rode up and over Hoosier Pass, then 6 miles and… Continue Reading “Summer of Summits: Mt Democrat, Mt Cameron, Mt Lincoln, and Mt Bross”

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”

A Day on the Ice – Hiking atop Laughton Glacier in Alaska

This summer, Sean and I have been guiding bicycle trips in Skagway, AK. As part of the tour, we make a stop at Bridal Veil Falls. There our guests line up to get their photo taken in front on the gorgeous waterfall and stare… Continue Reading “A Day on the Ice – Hiking atop Laughton Glacier in Alaska”

Rim to Rim to Rim: Double Crossing the Grand Canyon

After completing the Arizona Trail and hitching to Phoenix, we still couldn’t shake the idea of attempting a double crossing of the Grand Canyon. When else would we be back here and in such great physical shape? Once we picked up our van, we… Continue Reading “Rim to Rim to Rim: Double Crossing the Grand Canyon”

Thruhiking the Arizona Trail: Flagstaff to Utah

From Flagstaff in the snow around Mount Humphrey’s to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and, at last, reaching the northern terminus, this final section in Arizona had a little bit of everything. Here’s our trail recap of the final 250 miles of the… Continue Reading “Thruhiking the Arizona Trail: Flagstaff to Utah”

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”

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