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Trail Report: Summiting Bridge Mountain

I first hiked Bridge Mountain in April 2010 and failed to complete the hike.  You can read about that attempt here.  I was out of shape, no experience with Class 3 climbing techniques, and fully exhausted after the initial 150 ft climb.  This attempt … [Read more...]

Trail Report: Ewing Trail to White Rocks at Cumberland Gap National Historic Park

 The Ewing Trail up to White Rocks in Cumberland Gap NHP, is a strenuous hike that is not to be taken lightly. It's not extremely difficult in technicality, but the terrain and the elevation gain make this hike a challenge. The trail, which starts … [Read more...]

A Week on the John Muir Trail

This summer I spent a week backpacking through one of the most beautiful places on earth -- the John Muir Trail -- with my 15-year-old son. If you have kids, you can imagine how special this time was for me. The trail spans 211 miles, which is … [Read more...]

Trail Report: Watershed Trails in Greensboro, North Carolina

With another sweltering summer in the rear-view mirror down here in Dixie, I hit a section of North Carolina's famed Mountains-to-Sea Trail (hey, it's famous with us) that runs through the Greensboro Watershed. The trails around Lake Townsend and … [Read more...]

Trail Report: Charleston Peak hike

We decided to tackle southern Nevada's highest peak, Charleston Peak, from the Trail Canyon trailhead and then onto the North Loop Trail. We had planned to take the South Loop Trail as late as the night before the hike, but I was concerned about … [Read more...]

Trail Report: First Creek Canyon

I did the First Creek Canyon hike with my friend Brian as a going away hike.  He and his family were making a move to SoCal and this hike was our way to close out a great hiking partnership.  We have tackled many of the big hikes in Red Rock together … [Read more...]

Trail Report: Havasu Falls Backpacking Trip

Trail Description The parking lot at the trailhead is stunning to say the least. It is perched more than 1000 feet above the valley floor and provides one of the best vistas of the trip. The trail starts with a steep descent down the face of the … [Read more...]

Trail Report: Cockscomb Ridge

Highlights First overnight of the year at Mt Charleston! Trail Canyon is beautiful part of the Mt Charleston Wilderness, but this short hike has teeth. The hike is less than 2 miles up to the Cockscomb Ridge but gains nearly 1500 feet in elevation. … [Read more...]

Trail Report: Sedona Loop Hike

Highlights This loop hike covered 14 miles and including the Dry Creek Trail, Bear Sign Trail, David Miller Trail, and Secret Canyon Trail. The views were spectacular from the David Miller Trail and each canyon held a different experience. The upper … [Read more...]

Trail Report: Bristlecone Trail

Highlights The Bristlecone Trail is a 6 mile loop that delivers awesome views and less traffic than many of the trails in Mt Charleston. There is more tree cover too which makes for a more enjoyable trip during the hot summer months. This trip on … [Read more...]