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Posts tagged with “off trail” (10 posts)

Paseo Wild II

 Paseo Wild: 4 adventure conservationists travel across the Grand Canyon along the path of a mountain lion, past springs and seeps sourced from ancient aquifers, spying endangered and endemic species, and clawing our way up rough routes and through locusts. What for? Tuning in to the Canyon, thinking bigger, in ...

Separation Anxiety

 Every summer, there becomes a point when the Canyon is just too hot for lil ole me, and I run to the mountains to cool off.

I did a great job of doing just that this year, I’ve pretty much just returned from 2 back to back river trips ...

Alaska! Wrangell St Elias NP Southern Traverse

I like to go BIG. I like to go all out, get swallowed whole by my surroundings, fall headlong into landscapes that I can never ever outgrow, or see all of.  I like spending my time planning and preparing complecated schemes to pull off BIG crazy expeditions, in the wildest ...

Grand Canyoneering: Getting in Deep

Grand Canyoneering: stretching the mind, testing capabilities. Turning the key, dropping in and unlocking secrets, hidden treasures folded into the cracks. Feels so good, to get ever deeper into the Grand Canyon. Truly, a place that one can never outgrow, or see all of. But I’ll keep trying. 

Grand Canyoneering: Garden and Pipe Creeks

Minaret Lake sunrise

 Inyo National Forest, C

This is the very first patch of real, raw alpine landscape after the (relatively) low slog through the Mammoth area for the north bound Sierra High Route hiker.

Sierra High Route, CA

Talus for days, John Muirs Cousin (twice removed), glowing fire clouds, freezing swims.

 

All in a day on the Sierra High Route

  

Shiva Saddle

One of my most favorite places on Earth

Big Cloud Blessings

Grand Canyon National Park  8/14

Rough Terrain

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 Photo: House Rock Rapid and Rider Canyon

 South Canyon to Soap Canyon ~ Grand Canyon Hiking with Botanists Glenn Rink and Steve Till

In my efforts to complete a Grand Canyon Traverse I have never stumbled on such rough, unstable, scary terrain for so long a distance. Hiking this section in ...

Sierra High Route, Trip Report 9/2013