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Category : Backpacking

PB2 Peanut Butter Powder with Chocolate

PB2 Peanut Butter Powder with Chocolate

The Trout Underground posted a story about PB2 Peanut Butter Powder and I knew it might just be the world's most perfect backpacking food. I ordered a jar of PB2 with Chocolate from Amazon and simply poured some of the powder in a ziplock bag for a trip. Mixing some up while stuck in a tent during...

ZEMgear 360 Shoes

ZEMgear 360 Shoes

I've been looking forever for lightweight camp shoes that you could wear with socks, going so far as trying to make my own. I stumbled across an article about the new barefoot running craze and discovered the ZEMgear 360 shoes. They make both a Ninja split toe version and a round toe version, the...

Mt. Harkness Panoramic

Mt. Harkness Panoramic

On Friday we headed off towards Snag Lake in the Lassen Wilderness, but were pulled up short by a major leg issue with one of our party. We ended up car camping at the Juniper Lake campground. I discovered the trailhead to Mt. Harkness was two campsites away so the next morning I headed up. The...

Where it all began

Where it all began

Here it is. A snapshot in time of my very first backpacking trip -- the trip that started it all. Okay, I know this is about as exciting to you as watching the proverbial paint dry, but I certainly didn't know that 36 years later I'd be hunched over a computer in the winter evenings living...

Rodger’s Peak Basin

Rodger’s Peak Basin

I've been going through some of my old prints, slides and negatives and came across this one. That's Rodger's Peak cirque in the background, with Dr. Mike dead center. This has got to be one of the biggest cirques in the world. Rodger's Peak is one peak south from Mt. Lyell in the Ritter Range.

1st Annual in Search of Snow & Storms Trip

1st Annual in Search of Snow & Storms Trip

I think it was about 1977. I was studying to be an graphic designer but my high school art teacher said I should probably consider another career because I couldn't draw. Still can't. I figured I was really good at drawing straight lines, so I lateralled to architecture. That career goal lasted...

Trinity Alps Panorama

Trinity Alps Panorama

My first trip to the Trinity Alps was back when my pack was still too heavy. We used the trailhead at the head of Coffee Creek and climbed over 3,300' in a little under 8 miles to the Caribou Lakes. Today I'd laugh at that trip profile, but back then it was serious business. Anyway, the next day...

Lassen Nat’l Park Time Lapse

This is one of my favorite webcams, located at the Visitor's Center in Lassen. Compiled and compressed into a two minute video this covers one year in Lassen Volcanic National Park during what turned out to be a 200% snow year.

Google Earth, you’re the ginchiest

Google Earth, you’re the ginchiest

I love Google Earth. Who doesn't? As an incessant planner, I need to always prepare for the next trip. I know I drive some of my friends at work a little crazy because of my planning, and I am trying to be a better slacker, but it's hard to break good habits. I think I'll take up drinking,...