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If you are looking for a very thorough guide to help you lighten your pack Backpacking the Light Way is a fantastic resource to have. I found it to be informative and very educational. It helped reinforce many of my packing and planning concepts as well had me thinking “the Light Way”. Rick Light created […]

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Friday evening I watched Robert Redford’s movie adaptation of Bill Bryson’s book A walk in the woods. Going into it I had  figured that it would be similar to the book but like many based on the book movies they would leave out and skip quite a bit. I am going to try to sum […]

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I have spent the past couple making a larger effort to read more. I find myself reading lots of blogs and watching lots of videos, however I had stopped reading traditional books. During my hunt for books I had found several that I bought and read and had forgotten how much I loved to read. […]

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I have been reading a book called The Last Season. It is about the life of Randy Morgenson a National Park Service Backcountry Ranger and his disappearance in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the mid 90s. I will not say much about the book as I do not want to spoil the experience of reading […]

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I typically do not write about Running or endurance running, but I wanted to share with you this fantastic film. Desert Runners is a film that takes you all across the planet to follow several endurance runners attempting to achieve what most people have never even heard of. The race is called the 4 Deserts […]

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I have watched the Tell it on the Mountain PCT documentary several times now and I enjoy it every time. It follows a half a dozen hikers as they traverse the Pacific Crest Trail that starts at the Mexican border and runs 2,663 miles to the Canadian border.  The journey lasts from April to October […]

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In the words of The Muir Project Team “In an epic snow year, five friends leave their daily lives behind to hike California’s historic John Muir Trail, a 211-mile stretch from Yosemite to Mt. Whitney (the highest peak in the contiguous U.S.).  Their goal — complete the journey in 25 days while capturing the amazing […]

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The Cairngorms in Winter with Chris Townsend is an amazing video produced and shot by Terry Abraham and Narrated Chris Townsend. A Kickstater crowd funded success story that is a must watch. Brilliant views stunning photography and well narrated. I had never heard of the Cairngorms until I had spoken with Terry about his upcoming […]

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“The Appalachian Trail : How to Prepare for & Hike It” by Jan D. Curran is an amazing resource for anyone wanting to hike the AT or just wanting to know what it is like to hike the AT. As the title suggests it is more informational than a hiking story. There are lists of […]

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Over the weekend I finished reading “Five Million Steps” by Lon Chenowith. What a great book. I felt like I was right there on the trail with him. His observations and ability to capture even the littlest details in his writing was amazing. If you plan on hiking the AT or just would like to […]

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As I unpack boxes of books that I have not read in a very long time.  I had kept these books for a reason, but what was that reason? As i opened them skimmed them I noticed that many of them had something written in them by my mom, friends, and other family members. As […]

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A great movie about endurance, strength, and will power.  The story is of three men who on a whim decide to run across the Sahara desert. They also use this as a platform to help spread the word about the water problem in Africa. The video is narrated by Matt Damon who helped the runners […]

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