Category: travel

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…

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…

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,  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 Trail (CT) and over 2500 on the Continental Divide Trail (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…

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