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Winter Trail Running Mt. Whitney

While planning our winter Wild West Trail Running Road Trip, there was nothing we wanted to do more than Mt. Whitney. Not just because it’s the highest peak in the lower 48, but because it …

Trail Running Telescope Peak in Death Valley

Freezing in Death Valley Our Wild West Trail Running Road Trip got off to a frozen start. We’d been seeking dry, thawed trails for a week when we finally decided to head for the desert. …

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Wild West Winter Trail Running Road Trip

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.”― Edward Abbey Road trips conjure up visions of sunny days and warm nights, windows down and friends jockeying around tailgates for …

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4000er Training Summary

Sliding down with my feet in the air, I flipped over and dug the ice ax into the snow below my chest. The axe and my boots gripped and stopped me.  A sigh of relief. …

The Berner Haute Route Ski Tour

Foreigners in Switzerland often have a similar observation. It’s a feeling of doing things wrong according to the Swiss. Dealing with recycling on a Sunday, peeing standing up, or wearing sweat pants in public come …

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The Via Valais Summary

Trail running the Via Valais, Zinal

It took three weeks of exploring trails and three different routes to nail it. But, in the end, boy did we nail it! The Via Valais route is complete, but we are not going to …

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Trail Running Nepal’s 3 Passes (part 2)

A trail runner starting up the first pass, Kongma La, above Chukhung while starting the 3 Passes tour, with a view of Ama Dablam in the background. Khumbu Valley, Nepal.

Continued from part 1. Leaving Chukhung for the 3 Passes The decision was made, we’d go. Committing to the run meant having the bare minimum of gear. We sent a porter down to Namche with …