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A Challenging First Week in Colorful Colorado

A Challenging First Week in Colorful Colorado

At the border of New Mexico and Colorado there was a barbed wire fence that was bent over, touching the ground.  It was easily stepped over as I passed the...

Jun 8, 2018 : Brian Cornell
Balancing Caution and Bravery: The Sunrise Summit of a Snow-Coated Mt. Whitney

Balancing Caution and Bravery: The Sunrise Summit of a Snow-Coated Mt. Whitney

Upon entering the Sierra in 2017, I was greeted with snow.  Snow that made every peak look more dramatic and all the valleys beautiful.  Snow that made me learn to...

Apr 28, 2018 : Danielle OFarrell
Trail Dispatch: Diamonds on the Soles

Trail Dispatch: Diamonds on the Soles

Author's note: All credit due to Paul for the title. Skip to the end for the audio. Awah awah aahhhh... This first report on my AT trek follows my first...

Apr 5, 2018 : Evan Johnson
Snowpocalypse 2017 Skills

Snowpocalypse 2017 Skills

Saturday, I watched both the sunrise and the sunset.  I woke up at 4am to begin my Fitted crampons with Vapor Barrier Socks (seemed a little thick, unlikely to use),...

May 2, 2017 : Danielle OFarrell
What I learned hiking Mount Whitney from the Pacific Crest Trail

What I learned hiking Mount Whitney from the Pacific Crest Trail

The old man came through the swinging door of the general store. Worn blue flannel shirt, knife clipped to jeans pocket, big hands that had spent a lifetime working hard....

Jan 20, 2017 : Chuck McKeever
The Blizzard of ’16 and Hostel With No Name

The Blizzard of ’16 and Hostel With No Name

I survived the Tennessee Blizzard of '16! When I reached the Roan highlands the second week of May, I was looking forward to the exceptional views that ended up being...

May 20, 2016 : Laurel "Duchess of Slug" Seus
Smokey Mountain Breakdown: Part I

Smokey Mountain Breakdown: Part I

Temperatures were dropping, rain chances increasing, and our elevation would be going drastically up. Day 19 was an ominous morning. Many hikers were planning to wait out the bad weather...

Apr 12, 2015 : David
A Southerner’s Guide to Cold… Winter Is Coming

A Southerner’s Guide to Cold… Winter Is Coming

My parents did what they could to make cold a part of my life. -- conceived and born in the midwest with occasional skiing trips throughout my childhood and keeping...

Jan 12, 2015 : Courtney
Beating the Winter Blues – Staying Active All Winter Long

Beating the Winter Blues – Staying Active All Winter Long

Living in a city that received more than 130 inches of snow last year, staying fit during winter is a huge priority for me, especially since next spring I’ll be...

Nov 1, 2014 : Sprinkles