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Hiking & Mountaineering

Climbing a mountain is one of the most often-used metaphors in literature, but for good reason — it’s a good metaphor for life. There’s a goal, challenge, and (hopefully) victory — and of course, the view from the top.

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Albert Mountain, NC

We had a good plan, I thought. We learned about Albert Mountain from laminated sheets of...

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Tent Pole Shockcord Repair

The last time I went camping, I noticed my now-classic Sierra Designs Clip Flashlight CD---which is...

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Mt. Battie, ME

The idea was pretty simple. I'd drive over to Camden Hills State Park, pay my...

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Smith Rock, OR

Here are some photos from hiking at Smith Rock from yesterday and this morning. How...

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Yoho National Park, BC

The original idea was to stay at Abbott Pass Hut at 10,400'---the highest inhabitable structure in...

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Volcán Barú, Panamá

It's kind of hard to believe, but I almost had dismissed the opportunity for this super...

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Racoon Creek State Park, PA

Added photos from Racoon Creek State Park (30-miles west of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), which I spent...

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Ohiopyle State Park, PA

Here are pictures from my solo backpacking trip through Ohiopyle State Park in Pennsylvania....