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The most beautiful and pleasant bushwhack in the Wild River Wilderness

09.16.2020 - Dan LaFleur

This summer has been all about 2 day loops for my friend Kyle and I. Kyle had the idea to head up to the Wild River Wilderness where he spent several years working as a cook at AMC’s Cold River Camp. It’s an area he calls the “Hidden Gem of the White Mountains”. I had never been so I was...
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Creating a VT 4k Loop: Escaping the NH Crowds and Stumbling on some Stinging Nettle

08.14.2020 - Dan LaFleur

Route: Long Trail to Mt Pico > South on Long Trail to Killington > Bushwhack to Mendon > Herd path to road > Catamount Cross-Country ski trail back to car....
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Torres del Paine: The W Traverse in Reverse

06.03.2020 - Kyle Soeltz

The Patagonia region is home to numerous national parks throughout both Chile and Argentia. At 150 thousand guests each year, the most visited of them all is Torres del Paine....
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PCT Update 13 (Final): Whisper

09.25.2018 - Kyle Soeltz

It’s day 151. I shake the ice off of my tent as I peel it open to watch the last sunrise I will see on the Pacific Crest Trail. The...
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PCT Update 12: Countdown

09.04.2018 - Kyle Soeltz

I vividly remember my first moments on trail like they were yesterday. Dennis, his dad, and I sat in the back seat. Dennis’s brother Tom sat in the passenger seat...
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PCT Update 11: Wonder and Woe

08.27.2018 - Kyle Soeltz

Our speed continued to be fast and when we couldn’t up the pace any further we pushed the time instead. Most mornings we would be hiking around 6:30AM, and we...
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PCT Update 10: Smokescreen

08.13.2018 - Kyle Soeltz

On another scorchingly hot afternoon I made my way to the last town of California all alone. In just a few more days I would be crossing into Oregon, the...
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PCT Update 9: Midpoint

07.26.2018 - Kyle Soeltz

The climb out of Belden was steep and hot, a precursor for what was to come. Across the valley we could see lush pine forests providing shade and shelter for...
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PCT Update 8: Light Through the Forest

07.13.2018 - Kyle Soeltz

We split an Uber with two other hikers and were deposited in front of a casino hotel. The quiet serenity of the mountains and trees was suddenly replaced with bright...
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PCT Update 7: Down Time

06.28.2018 - Kyle Soeltz

We were out of food and toilet paper, our extra batteries were all dead and our phones running on their last drops. Twelve straight days through the High Sierra had...
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