Tents for Thru-Hiking

The following article is a compilation of trail-tested lightweight tents, recommended by some of the most accomplished long distance hikers from the US, Australia and the UK. All of the shelters listed weigh three pounds (1.36 kg) or less, and … Continue reading

The Thru Hiker’s Gear List – Vol. 2

The article below is a follow-up to last year’s most popular post, The Thru Hiker’s Gear List. In a nutshell, it’s a compilation of gear recommendations from 11 of the most accomplished and experienced long distance hikers in the United States; … Continue reading

Copper Canyon Traverse | Mexico, 2013

On the morning of December 12, 2013, Justin “Trauma” Lichter and I reached the ‘Cumbres de Sinforosa’, the finishing point for our 381 mile (613 km) traverse of Mexico´s Copper Canyon region. To the best of our knowledge, it was the first … Continue reading

Montbell & the CDTC

One of the coolest things about my recent trip to Colorado, was having the opportunity to sit down and chat with the folks from Montbell and the Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC). The Japanese based gear company will be entering into a new and exciting … Continue reading

CCT – Stage 4 – Batopilas to Cumbres de Sinforosa

Date:  December 6-12 ( 6 days) Start:  Batopilas Finish:  Cumbres de Sinforosa Distance: 130.5 miles (210 km) Daily Average:  21.7 miles (35 km) Total Distance:  381 miles (613 km) The Highs and Lows of the CCT We reached the fog shrouded … Continue reading

CCT – Stage 2 – Creel to Divisadero

Date:  November 27 – 30 (3.5 days) Start:  Creel Finish:  Divisadero Distance:  41.5 miles (67 km) Daily Average:  11. 8 miles (19.1 km) Total Distance:  184.5 miles (297 km) The Junkie Whilst hiking out of Creel at the beginning of … Continue reading

Full Length Traverse of Mexico’s Copper Canyon Region

In late November, Justin “Trauma” Lichter and I will be headed to the Copper Canyon region of northern Mexico. Our objective?  A full length traverse of the entire canyon system. The Copper Canyon is four times larger than the Grand … Continue reading