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Dispatches from the Beartooth Plateau (Day 6): In Search of Trout

Live dispatches via satellite from an expedition in Montana's Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness: Day 6 - In Search of Trout

Dispatches from the Beartooth Plateau (Day 5): Crossing the Crest

Live dispatches via satellite from an expedition in Montana's Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness: Day 5 - Crossing the Crest

Dispatches from the Beartooth Plateau (Day 4): A Merry Bushwhack
Day 4: July 12 I woke up at 5:30 am noting an orange glow through the wispy fabric of my Cuben Fiber pyramid shelter. Unzipping the door, I was elated...
Packrafting the Upper Yellowstone River

The author ventures to the Upper Yellowstone River area and experiences the peace found only in a beautiful and remote location.

Dispatches from the Beartooth Plateau (Day 3): Waiting out the Storm

Live dispatches via satellite from an expedition in Montana's Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness: Day 3 - A Break in the Storm

Dispatches from the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness (Day 2): Over the Pass in the Storm

Live dispatches via satellite from an expedition in Montana's Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness: Day 2 - Traversing a Pass in the Storm

Dispatches from the Beartooth Plateau (Day 1): Up, Up, and Over – Our First Plateau Traverse

Dispatches from the Beartooth Plateau: Up, Up, and Over - Our First Plateau Traverse

Dispatches from the Beartooth Plateau (Pre-Trip Staging): Food Planning

How to plan food for a 12-day backpacking trip: Live dispatches from an expedition in Montana's Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness.

Thru-Hiking the John Muir Trail in October

Jorgen Johansson thru-hiking the John Muir Trail in autumn - a time when snow begins to fall and sunny days still abound.

Winter Hiking Arrastra Creek Montana: Snowcaves and Sleds in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness

The Absaroka range is known for rugged terrain, and we decided to test our winter backpacking skills there by hiking Arrastra Creek Montana.

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