From Ice Sheet to Ocean, Getting Ready for the Arctic Circle Trail
A 4-day loop hike down Hades Knoll Route and along the Esplanade in the Grand Canyon to 150 Mile Canyon: “it is a strange feeling to be worried about having enough water when it is pouring rain”.
Water is always a challenge when hiking in the desert, especially in the western remote part of the Grand Canyon. Water dictates survival, comfort and fun, in that order.
Sierra High Route – what you need to do to get ready for a thru hike
Hiking cross country between Twin Island Lakes and Blue Lake Pass on the Sierra High Route is all about navigating on a micro scale.
Total Miles: 8.72 Cumualtive Miles: 244 Elevation Gain: 2819 ft Elevation Loss: 2948 ft Camp: Twin Island Lake I watch the helicopter overhead and it
We hike Beck Lakes Trail right after it is opened. It had been closed for much of the summer because of the Lions Fire. Then it is more cross country over Nancy Pass and beyond.