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Finally at half marathon range

I have finally achieved half marathon range with my Five Finger shoes. It’s taken a long, long time. Today was within spitting distance of that elusive 13.1 miles. At 2 hours in, I started to cramp up, ...

Self in GTW

The Golden Trout Wilderness was one of the toughest backpacks I’ve been on in the world.  It was certainly the most difficult I’ve been on in the Sierras, hands down.  The landscape was varied and ...

Good training ride

Did a good 28 mile training bike ride through Temecula and Murrieta this weekend. Did end up slogging through the first part, as I had a power breakfast but not lighter sugars in it. I didn’t bonk but ...

Preparing for 80 miles in the wilderness

I’m collecting information, gearing up, getting permits and getting ready to do the Central Wilderness Grand Tour in the Golden Trout Wilderness in CA. The book Hiking the Golden Trout Wilderness has a ...

Tyre dragging vs the chain

After tearing through 3/16 chain in a half hour, I decided I needed to step it up with a much heavier chain.  For this 40 minute session, I dropped by Home Depot this morning and purchased some beefy chain. ...

Rossignol BC 90 Positrack Backcountry Skis Review

The Rossignol BC-90 Positrack Backcounty skis ended up being a great ski for me on my second expedition across Yellowstone in January 2011. In Jan 2010, I had the 189 skis with no skins and could not tow my ...

Tire chains

Training for the south pole trekking can be a daunting task.  On top of all the coordination with different companies, you have to be extremely fit to even consider attempting this.  If you look at the ...

Faster Macbook Pro wakeup

I’ve been enjoying working with my Macbook Pro Retina since the beginning of 2013 when I returned from Antarctica.  Editing HD video from the expedition was not possible on my 2005 vintage Macbook Pro. ...

It was a dark…

Snoopy always started his novels with: “It was a dark and stormy night.” But that’s about as far as he ever got with his venerable typewriter.  Fortunately for me, I’ve gotten much ...

Teton Photography Group Symposium

I will be presenting today at the Teton Photography Group symposium on improving your photography technique and making great images.  My presentation is on Intermediate Camera Technique.  There is a lot of ...

Aguacate recipe

While training for mountain climbing, sometime I’ve wanted something to snack on.  Since none of the Mexican stores around Jackson sell their good salsa, the only option is the mass-production stuff at ...

Book development

As I’ve been developing and writing my book, I’ve had to refer back to photographs to clarify certain things. One place I needed to check on was the location of Colossus Hill at S 87º 21′, W ...