The Most Dreaded Pass(es)

Early on we had been warned about Pinchot Pass by some man with a huge pack (I shouldn’t judge) that seemed to know everything about the Sierra Nevadas. “Beware of Pinchot Pass”, he warned, “that one is going to be icy.” We had a long hike down from Raye Lakes, through a valley with a […]

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What Makes a Hard Day Hard

But really, what is it? Some long days, with lots of elevation, go by in a jiffy. And then there are those 11.8 mile days, like the one we did out of Independence after our zero, that are hard. To be fair, the day after a zero always seems hard. Maybe it’s all the laying […]

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