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Posts tagged with “route finding” (10 posts)

Trip Report: Tanner Trail to Tatahatso Wash ~ Grand Canyon

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 In the 15 months since my last solo hike (Toroweap to Pearce), I had nearly forgotten why I go out into the Grand Canyon and walk by myself. There is just a very certain and distinct quality to the experience held by the solo hiker in Grand Canyons Backcountry,  an ...

With and Within

There’s something about this place, the Grand Canyon. It’s in extremes, and you love it or you don’t. You never hear oh yeah, that place is OK. That’s because the people who love Grand Canyon see a little more inside. Something that pulls at them ...

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 ...

Good Advice

 As I prepare for my next Trek and a new route in Grand Canyon I remember the Tomasis words of advice~

Use the following incomplete list to intuitively justify aborting the trip to the obscure route or summit(s) of the day:
It’s too far, too scary, too hot ...

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 ...

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.

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

Grand Canyon Hiking~ South Bass to Tiyo Point 10/12

Grand Canyon Hiking

S. Bass to Tiyo

10/2012

 

In a lot of ways, I think a hike is never set until you have that permit in your hand. I had spent a lot of time putting this route together, trying to prepare for what laid ahead. Route descriptions had ...