Tag Archives: backpacking

Project Overnight

Last year I had what passes for an epiphany. I was exploring a really fantastic alpine valley on the far side of the Continental Divide, off-trail, in a place where probably fewer than a dozen people visit all year (if … Continue reading

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Backpacking with the Sub-dude

Back in the day, I used to go backpacking quite a lot.  Even though Joe is not-quite-six, it’s important that he start learning some of his cultural heritage and get a sense of who his dad was back in his … Continue reading

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Appalachian Trail: Buena Vista to Troutville, VA

April 27 – May 3, 2001 <—-SOUTH Section Hike NORTH—-> The Short Version Day 1: Evening two mile hike from Long Mountain Wayside trailhead on US60 down to Brown Mountain Creek Shelter. Day 2: Valley walking through Pedlar River basin … Continue reading

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Trip Report: Northern Shenandoah

A.K.A. Shenandoah, the Hiker Strikes Back April 8-12, 1999 The condensed version:Day 1: Started at sunset and hiked in the dark 3 miles to Denton shelter. Day 2: Sunny with occasional clouds and spits of rain. Climbed to ridge and … Continue reading

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Shenandoah in Winter

March 12-15, 1999 After reading this one, check out Part II, the Return Well, you’d think I’d learn by now that Spring Breaks are best spent at low altitude and latitude. But no… After last year’s spectacular rain/snow/fog-out in the … Continue reading

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