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Hiking, Snowbird Wilderness, Southeast / 31.01.2017

[caption id="attachment_2833" align="alignnone" width="700"] Middle Falls (Snowbird Creek)[/caption] How many days have you hiked without seeing another person? If not days, how many hours? On this January weekend, I hiked for 2 days through the Snowbird Wilderness Study Area without seeing another person. In fact, I didn't see people or vehicles at the trailhead parking area. I didn't even see people or vehicles along the 4 - 5 mile length of the one lane  unpaved Forest Service Road 75 that leads to "Junction" the start of Snowbird Creek (Trail...

Articles / 09.01.2017

With the exception of an occasional day-hike, water is the one item that you begin the day with the need to plan resupplies. Water is heavy so carrying more than a little excess water isn't the answer. For that reason water requires more planning and attention than probably any other item you will carry. Containers First, you need to ensure you have containers for your water. Seems obvious, but I'm serious. My brother and I usually tied empty gallon milk jugs to the back of our packs. These gallon jugs served...

Hiking / 22.11.2016

Wilbur Shelter at 3 am - Mouse has chewed 4 or 5 holes in foot of down bag. Down pouring out. Repaired with duct tape. Laid back down and heard mouse return. Caught mouse in headlamp. Considered waiting up for mouse second time and smashing with broom and I even practiced my reach and swing. The above paragraph is an excerpt from  Trail Journals First Day Vermont/Mass . Click that link to read a day by day account of the 10 day AT 110 mile hike from Manchester Center, VT...

Hiking / 09.11.2016

At almost nine o’clock last night, a group of three more hikers arrived at the shelter. They were considerate, knowing that hiker midnight had past and some of us inside were already sleeping… Source: First Falls...