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“Bill in the Evening"  In October 2008 six of us set out to traverse the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness from Cooke City to Pine Creek with minimal gear and minimal maps.  Our intent was to locate the most elegant route along what is a straight-line distance of 46 miles.  A major snow storm re-directed us from ourContinue Reading

Headed up Washakie Creek in the Wind River Range, Wyoming, USA.  August 2009.  

Zen Habits posted the “Most Minimal Travel Set Up Yet” that spurred Pack Lite. Go Fast. to post a response.  I thought I’d follow both up with the template I use for one-bag airline travel. Packing: – GORUCK GR1 backpack – GORUCK prototype wallet (ID, cash, credit, atm, insurance, tickets) Clothing: – Altra Superior running shoes –Continue Reading

“Warmth in the Evening”, a look at our campfire on the verge of a three day storm that sent us running from the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, Montana, USA.  October 2008.

Summer Backpacking Gear List

Summer Backpacking Gear List I follow a generic gearlist when packing for a backpacking trip.  I have other lists that call out specific pieces of gear but I feel that it restricts my thinking when packing for a trip.  With a generic list I can determine the specific piece of gear based on the conditions,Continue Reading

My home made spinnaker tarp pitched tautly along the West Fork of the Yaak River in N.W. Montana during my 2007 thru hike of the Pacific Northwest Trail.

Sweeney Creek, Bitterroot Wilderness on Flickr.

Ultralight on the Pacific Northwest Trail, 2007.