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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
Insert Trail Name … Here

Insert Trail Name … Here

No matter the trail, its location or length, the dynamic of planning is still the same. You have to go through your gear. Make decisions on what to bring (or...

Mar 18, 2020 : Dee - OneSpeed
HIIT Me Baby… One More Time

HIIT Me Baby… One More Time

Proper care and maintenance of our bodies enables us to do the things we do, in spite of ourselves. At one of my pre-trail (HIIT) workouts, our "youthful" trainer was...

Mar 10, 2020 : Dee - OneSpeed
Sweating the Small Stuff, Thru-Hiker Style

Sweating the Small Stuff, Thru-Hiker Style

Often it is the small stuff, like a hot meal, dry socks, and especially a good night's sleep that can make or break your hike.  For us, attention to small...

Feb 27, 2020 : Dee - OneSpeed
Continental Divide Trail – 2020

Continental Divide Trail – 2020

Embrace the What?! Embrace the brutality! Yep, I said it.  Of all the trails that make up the Triple Crown of thru-hiking, the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) is supposedly the...

Feb 21, 2020 : Dee - OneSpeed
Upcoming Calendar Year Triple Crown

Upcoming Calendar Year Triple Crown

The perfect storm for a Calendar Year Triple Crown attempt starts like this...

Oct 17, 2019 : Zach Terpstra
The End: And That’s How You Finish the Goddamn CDT

The End: And That’s How You Finish the Goddamn CDT

I’m holding back tears sitting in the airport writing this up as I wait for my flight. Thinking about how to finish. Thinking over the past few days draws me...

Sep 19, 2019 : Bryan Walsh
Rainy Days in the Bob: The Road to Glacier

Rainy Days in the Bob: The Road to Glacier

Sitting in East Glacier Park waiting until our permitted day to enter. Only Glacier National Park is left. A hundred miles of crown jewel hiking lies between me and the...

Sep 10, 2019 : Bryan Walsh
Passes and Storms in Montana’s Pintlers

Passes and Storms in Montana’s Pintlers

The way out from Anaconda is a highway walk. Just like the way in, except longer, and with a few opportunities to slip onto parallel gravel roads instead. These quieter...

Sep 9, 2019 : Pilar Schmidt