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The Winds Have It – Part Two

The Winds Have It – Part Two

From our experience hiking in the Sierras, if you want a relatively snow free trail experience, it is generally better to not enter the Sierras "too early". Not being particularly...

Nov 14, 2020 : Dee - OneSpeed
The Winds Have It – Part One

The Winds Have It – Part One

Best kept secret in the lower 48 hiking world? It would have to be Wyoming's Wind River Range. How did we not know about this magical place? Had we not...

Nov 12, 2020 : Dee - OneSpeed
The Great Divide Basin (Part Two)

The Great Divide Basin (Part Two)

Red Sky at Morning ..." Sailors take warning." Even though we aren't anywhere near the ocean, you didn't need to be a sailor to know that we were walking into...

Jul 15, 2020 : Dee - OneSpeed
The Great Divide Basin (Part One)

The Great Divide Basin (Part One)

Starting in the "middle" of the CDT seemed like a great idea. Walking on what we thought was dry, "flat" terrain would be a great way to build our trail...

Jul 15, 2020 : Dee - OneSpeed
Making It Work

Making It Work

We feel incredibly lucky to be able to piece together any kind of long distance hiking this season. In all probability, we will NOT be able to thru-hike the entirety...

Jul 4, 2020 : Dee - OneSpeed
Keeping the Dream Alive

Keeping the Dream Alive

When faced with a dilemma or possible life-threatening situation, you can do one of three things. Adapt (Change/Modify/Evolve) Migrate (Move) Die (also known as Give Up) Regardless of the

Jun 9, 2020 : Dee - OneSpeed
Are the Triple Crown Trails Getting Some Much Needed Recovery? It’s Complicated.

Are the Triple Crown Trails Getting Some Much Needed Recovery? It’s Complicated.

Every year, millions of people step onto the country’s long-distance trails, but this year many sections of the AT, PCT, and CDT remain dormant. The disappointing start to the 2020...

May 14, 2020 : Alex Murphy
Post (poned) Trail Depression

Post (poned) Trail Depression

Not at all. Just a little. Somewhat. Moderately. Quite a lot. Very much.  These are all scalable answers to online survey questions one can take to see if one might...

Apr 8, 2020 : Dee - OneSpeed
4 Shorter Hikes on My Short List in Uncertain Times

4 Shorter Hikes on My Short List in Uncertain Times

I got an email from the Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA) yesterday asking people to postpone, cancel, or stop hiking the Oregon Desert Trail because of COVID-19. Not two weeks...

Mar 27, 2020 : Jeff Podmayer
Don’t Hike, But Still Dream

Don’t Hike, But Still Dream

We all must be feeling a little down or unsure at the moment. The plans and dreams we have, or had, have been changed because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The...

Mar 19, 2020 : Jeff Podmayer