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How Long Is The Hike Up South Sister Mountain?

My very first hike up South Sister was one of the greatest experiences of my life. Since that first climb several years ago I have gone on to climb this mountain literally dozens of times. So, how long is the hike up South Sister? The hike up south sister from […]

Top 10 Mammoth Lakes Family Activities For Summertime

We recently traveled by car (10+ hours from our home in Oregon) to visit the quaint mountain town of Mammoth Lakes, California. Wanting to totally immerse myself and actually be able to relax – I went ahead and booked a condo for two whole weeks. Quickly… What are the top […]

Is Ultralight Backpacking Worth It?

Nobody wants to carry more gear than is necessary on their backpacking trip. I’ve worked really hard to reduce my own backpack weight down to ‘ultralight’ status. It’s been a fun journey of trial and error but I have it very close to perfect – for me. So, is ultralight […]

Does A Bivy Sack Add Warmth?

To save weight on your next backpacking trip you may be considering a bivy sack over a traditional tent. I love the idea of possibly cutting my sleep system weight down but let’s answer some important questions before making the decision. A big one has to do with the elements […]

Is The PCT Crowded?

If you are like me and in the very early stages of planning a PCT thru-hike, then you may be wondering just how many people you will encounter out on the trail. Has the trail become so popular that you may or may not experience true wilderness? Let’s dig into […]

What Is A Rock Plate In Trail Running Shoes?

When you are shopping for trail running shoes, whether at a store or online, the first thing you look for is the color, style and price. After that, you would consider the tread and fit. These were the first things that I used to consider until I realized there is […]

Is Thru-Hiking Lonely?

Thru-hiking is an enamoring yet vigorous, long-distance journey that can take many months of your life to complete. One of your biggest decisions will be if you are going to attempt your hike alone or with a partner/group. The potential adventure lying ahead of you is endless yet there is […]

Are Trail Running Shoes Good For Snow?

If you are a trail runner like me then you know the struggle is real when it comes to winter time and hitting your mileage goals. Snow and ice shouldn’t keep you from reaching your running goals! Which leads us to the question… Are trail running shoes good for snow? […]

How Long Does A 100 Mile Run Take?

My first 100 mile run took me about 25 hours to complete. The second one took 34 hours to complete! Both were done completely on trails in the mountains of Oregon. The main difference between the two being just how mountainous the courses were. So, how long does a 100 […]