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Packrafting Southwest Alaska: Togiak NWR and Wood-Tikchik SP

Morry Steinbach, Vince Jajuga, and I completed a trip packrafting Southwest Alaska from Heart Lake in Togiak National Wildlife Refuge to Tikchik Lake in Wood-Tikchik State Park from July 29-August 5, 2016.  We ran Milk Creek, paddled Chikuminuk Lake, and backpacked into the Tikchik River which we floated to Tikchik Lake. We covered approximately 82 miles (132.0 km) total over seven days of packrafting and backpacking.

Hiking the Ottawa-Temiskaming Highland Trail: Trial and Tribulation in Ontario, Canada

Hiking the Ottawa-Temiskaming Highland Trail, one of Ontario's gems - is not without its challenges. Leanne tells us about its rewards, too.

Snowshoeing Yosemite Point (Film)

Chris Smead presents "Snowshoeing Yosemite Point", a film in 4K about a beautiful winter trek accomplished in lightweight style!

Video: The John Muir Trail (According to Chris)

Christopher Smead tells his story in this John Muir Trail Movie - the JMT according to Chris. Read the backstory & gear notes, too.

Backpacking to Mount Assiniboine via the Marvel Pass Trail: Part 5

Backpacking to Mount Assiniboine through grizzly bear country requires you to pay attention! Enjoy the final day of our journal.

Backpacking Mount Assiniboine via the Marvel Pass Trail: Part 4

The Marvel Pass Trail is one route for backpacking Mount Assiniboine. Read this journal to learn about bears, gear, and more.

The Marvel Pass Trail to Mount Assiniboine: Part 3

Second day of an eventful trek to Mount Assiniboine via the Marvel Pass Trail in BC and Alberta, Canada. Today: grizzly bears.

The Marvel Pass Backpacking Trail to Mount Assiniboine: Part 2

Day 1: An unexpected day of adversity and uncertainty as the author begins the obscure Marvel Pass Backpacking Trail en route to Canada's iconic Mount Assiniboine.

Mount Assiniboine Backpacking (Marvel Pass Trail): Part 1

The author tests out some lightweight gear on obscure Marvel Pass Trail en route to Canada's iconic Mount Assiniboine.

Hiking Big Bend Ranch State Park: Rancherias Loop Trail

The Rancherias Loop Trail in Big Bend State Park is one of the last wild places in West Texas. With few visitors and stunning scenery, it is not to be missed.

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