Monthly Archives: May 2014

Leaving in the Morning

100 pounds of gear!  Holy Moses. As an ultra light long distance hiker, I find this a bit mortifying.  I’ve always been very proud whenever I manage to have an especially light pack.  In fact, any “wow, your pack is so light” comments literally have the same effect on me as would a “you look…
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Go Simple. Go Solo. Go Now.

Plane ticket? Check. Train ticket? Check. Ferry ticket? Check. Just two weeks to go until I head out on the Yukon River Expedition.  I will be following the route of the early gold miners: taking a ferry from Bellingham, WA to Skagway, AK, hiking the Chilkoot Trail to the headwaters of the Yukon River and…
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