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Wind River Backpacking: Sawmills, Tenkara, and Trout in the Popo Agie Wilderness

Wind River backpacking and tenkara fly fishing in the Sawmill Creek drainage and Upper Silas Canyon in Wyoming's Popo Agie Wilderness.

Reaching the Summit of Misti: The Challenges of High Altitude Hiking

Misti is one of the three volcanoes you can see from Arequipa, Peru, which is the second-largest city in the country. Part of the Andes mountain range, Misti is located between Chachani and Pichu Pichu. In this article, I’ll tell the story of my Misti summit attempt and share some lessons I learned along the way.

Traversing the Elusive Nahanni River by Canoe – Part 2: River of Dreams

A detailed account of our expedition down the Nahanni River by canoe.

Traversing the Elusive Nahanni River by Canoe – Part 1: Before the Trip

Part 1 of a detailed account of our expedition down the Nahanni River by canoe, including our pre-trek preparation and training.

Out of the Mojave and Into the Twilight Zone: Hiking the Desert Trail

A narrative of my spring hike on the Desert Trail, and what it was like to re-enter American society at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

Packing Light with 95 lbs: 40 Days Without Resupply in Far-Eastern Russia

This is a story about a 40-day backpacking trip in the Far East (Russia) where I started with a pack that weighed 95 lb (43 kg).

Great Smoky Mountains Backpacking Loop (Sinks-Little Tennessee River Trip Report)

Trip report: A 6-day, 76-mile backpacking loop in Great Smoky Mountains NP from the Sinks to the Little Tennessee River and back.

Field Notes: The Fryatt Valley Hike

My Fryatt Valley Hike trip report - photos, gear notes, planning and prep.

Walking in Circles: A Tahoe Rim Trail Thru-Hike

A narrative about Andrew Marshall's thru-hike of the Tahoe Rim Trail during a big snow year.

Exploring Wyoming’s Medicine Bow Range

A quick, weekend trip into the Medicine Bow Range creates the background for this story of navigation technique and philosophy.

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