Meet Your Maker

Okay, are you tired of me saying that each day was harder than the last yet? Because we were getting tired of each day being harder than the last, I can assure you of that. Once again, a day of massive climbs, some of them over two thousand feet. We started our day off by […]

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The Gap Fire

Hiking with a pack on again felt strange at first, and you can imagine there was a fair amount of bitching about how much stuff we were carrying as we headed out of Ashland. We had been sorely tempted to stay in Ashland another day, but after we did the math a couple of times […]

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Gummy Bear

The next day we hiked around the Three Sisters through crumbly volcanic rock to Elk Lake Resort to meet my mom. My Saint of a mother had come to Oregon to slack pack us. Now for those of you who don’t know, slack packing is when someone takes all of the things you carry on […]

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