Browsing Category : Hiking

A bit of hiking, a bit of bouldering, and a bit of running


Anna wanted to get in a workout and with limited options around town in Las Vegas we headed for Calico Basin. While there were lots of cars and climbers around we found that once off the main trail it was pretty quiet. We had a nice time taking in the beautiful rock formations and watching rock climbers making us question…

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Trailblazing through deep snow


A sunny Sunday made it seem ideal for some snowshoeing up Soda Ditch trail and onto Grouse trail. It started pretty well packed but progressively turned into breaking trail. We had a nice hike with lots of great valley views after struggling up the steep sections along the way.

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First snowstorm meant time for a hike


Huh, maybe not the safest idea but I was bound and determined to squeeze in a hike in the middle of a snow storm. What is the worst that could happen? I packed up some safety gear, food, water, and off I went with Moki up Buff pass. On the trail it looked like a few people had been out…

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Quick fall backpacking trip


My daughter, who doesn’t have much free time due to grad school and training for the biathlon, and I still managed to squeeze in a 21 hour, 14 mile trip to the Lee Metcalf wilderness just outside of Bozeman. She found a trail she hadn’t hiked that just happened to be right where it looked to be raining. But by…

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We have a winner!


Light wind day so there was no rush to pull up the anchor. The rally plan was a 11:30am line up for a sail race. That gave Allison and me time to paddled into shore to bushwack through the cactus and brush, scraping and poking our way. Eventually we made it to the top of a hill with a cool…

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Korouoma Gorge Frozen Waterfall Hike


The Korouoma gorge was formed over a million years ago and in the winter a chain of fourteen frozen waterfall form. It is an easy drive from Posio, about thirty minutes. Probably about 90 minutes from Rovaniemi, if you are coming from that direction. Directions, this is the road to take to the trail head: Saukkovaarantie, 97815 Posio, Finland From…

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Visiting beautiful North Carolina


Just about a year ago my childhood friend (and maker) Andrew came and spent 10 day helping me build N241VP. It was such a blast working together and it only seemed fair to make a visit out to his home in North Carolina. First, it is a haul to get there from Steamboat, so we opted to break the flight…

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Snowy Muddy Rabbit Hike


Hiking with the OTHG group, we carpooled up to the small parking lot before loading up on clothes for the 28 degree start of the hike across the snow covered ground. Near the turn around the sun had done a pretty good job melting the snow and we were treated to very different views in the return hike.

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Checking Out Rabbits Ears Up Close and Personal


Having flown over Rabbitr Ears a number of times it was time to do it from the ground. The drive from Steamboat takes you to a parking lot at the trailhead to lead you up the mountain. The trail is actually a jeep trail and we did come across a couple driving down as we hiked up. It is a…

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