Tag Archives: John Muir trail

JMT Trip Planning: Sleep Systems

Well, it’s still not summer of 2018… so I am left to continue to dream, and to plan, for our future JMT hike. A couple of weeks ago I posted about the cook kits that my son and I will … Continue reading

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JMT Trip Planning: Cook Kits

This may be a bit premature, but ever since I decided that I was going to thru hike the JMT in the summer of 2018 I haven’t been able to take my mind off of it! Since then I have … Continue reading

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If I’m Going to Dream, then I’m Dreaming Big!!!

Video above provided by Chris Smead. Over the years, I have often thought of hiking the John Muir Trail (aka: the JMT)… let’s be real, what hiker/backpacker hasn’t?! This trail has been called “America’s most beautiful trail” so that must mean something, … Continue reading

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Awesome Backpacking Related Projects on Kickstarter…

There are currently a few different backpacking related Kickstarter projects taking place at this very moment… Some are nearing their end, whereas some have just been made live this very afternoon. So, I wanted to take a minute and share … Continue reading

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Mile… Mile & A Half, Special Edition DVD & 5 oz Flask Give Away!

I missed this project when it was live on Kickstarter, however, had I caught it while it was still going, I definitely would have backed this project. Why? Well, honestly, because the trailers I watched for it looked awesome! Straight … Continue reading

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Who am I and what’s this about?

Backpacking. In a word. Who am I? My name is Chad, but I go by “Stick” on the trail. I am newly married to my lovely wife Brandy (“Biggun”) who has taken pleasure in hiking as well. I have 2 … Continue reading

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