Yesterday (29 Oct 2016), I climbed Baden-Powell (BP) for the first time. It took me over two and half hours to summit and an hour and forty five minutes to get back to the trailhead. Weather was overcast skies with the threat of rain, but the temperature was perfectly cool for hiking. – Trail Report submitted by Jerry of California City, Ca.

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The dreaded day three was here. Everything was literally down hill from Hibbs Cow Camp. The distance from our camp to the river was somewhere between six and a half to seven miles. It is hard to know the exact mileage due to the the shifting of the trail. The trail is poorly maintained by the local agencies but the crew of Americas Rafting Company put in a ton of work and did an amazing job keeping the trails passable.

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We woke up to a beautiful sunrise and a mirror on Sheep Lake. Camp was broken down and breakfast was served. We had a boil in a bag build your own omelets for breakfast. If you have not tried filling a Ziploc full of eggs, cheese and fresh veggies and drop it into a pot of boiling water, you need to! Not only is this a quick and easy to clean up breakfast it is also fun for all ages.

Today s hike was going to be a longer day distance wise but the terrain will be much easier. We are headed to Hibbs Cow camp. An old homestead built the Hibbs family to take care of their cattle herd during the warmer months when the cattle were taken to the high mountain meadows to graze.

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It was another early get up. My alarm clock went off and I reluctantly rolled out of bed. I was going to spend the next 6 days sleeping on a thin sleeping mat in a tent. I truly love it but it makes you miss a comfortable bed. I finished packing and made sure I was not leaving everything behind. Tossed my bags into the rental and set my pack outside. Coffee was ordered and keys turned in.

The guides arrived and we loaded up the van. The crew jumped into the van and off we went. It was a several hour drive up into the mountains from the hotel. Most of the drive was on narrow dirt forest service type roads. We arrived at the Windy Saddle trailhead parking lot in good spirits and ready for the adventure to begin.

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Buzz…Buzz….Buzz…. My alarm is going off and there is a monster of a storm raging right outside my window. The lightning and rain started last night before I had settled down for the night. I had not gotten much sleep due to the weather, and excitement of what was to come. I made some coffee, […]

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On Sunday I returned home from Hell Hike And Raft 2015. With adventures like these it is incredibly hard to put everything into words. I will do my best to take you on my personal journey as well as sharing the adventure of the rest of the crew. It is going to take awhile to […]

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Located at the Northeast side of Tucson on the edge of front range of the Santa Catalina Mountains lies the Iris O. Dewhirst trail. Also commonly known as the Pima Canyon Trail #62. This well traveled and well known trail is popular among trail runners,  hikers, and day trippers of the Tucson area. This one […]

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It’s not always realistic to be able to spend a week or a month enjoying long trails and rural camping. During the summer, day trips and weekend camping trips are a fun and active mini-vacation. Here is your guide to the Midwest– a lot of hiking with a small side of camping if time allows. […]

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Every country in which hiking is popular has its best-known trail; its mascot that anyone with even the slightest inclination to long-distance walking will know about. For America it’s the Appalachian, for Canada you might say it’s the West Coast Trail, and for Spain and France it’s almost definitely the Camino de Santiago. For Britain, […]

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Right outside Florence Arizona sits Poston Butte.  Florence is roughly an hour north of Tucson and an hour south of Phoenix . AdamAdam Nutting relishes being an avid backpacker, hiker, and all-around adventure junkie. While he currently spends his time hiking in the backcountry of southern Arizona, he grew up in Missouri, where he was […]

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I woke up early with great excitement to go hiking. Not only was this my first hike in Arizona it was my first hike with fellow #Omniten-ers Dave of WildernessDave.com and Heidi of  bananabuzzbomb.com. I have known both of these fine folks for awhile through social media, I had met Dave on our #omniten Rogue […]

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The weekend of May 10th,  an old college friend and myself headed a few hours east of Kansas city to Knob Noster State Park.  The goal of the weekend was to hang out, catch up, test some gear, and have fun.  The weather could not have been better for the weekend.  Low forties for the […]

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This past weekend I headed north into Iowa. My brother Austin and I headed to Waubonsie State Park near Hamburg Iowa. The weather was amazing the hike was great and the views were breathtaking. To view photos of the trip check out the photo gallery.  Austin and I got up and ran a few errands […]

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