Category: hiking

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

Is it possible to thruhike vegan?  ABSOLUTELY 100%!!! Since adopting a vegan lifestyle in 2017, my husband and I have hiked nearly 4000 miles on a plant based diet including about 500 miles on the Colorado Trail (CT), over 2500 on the Continental Divide… 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.”

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

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