The Three Ridges Hike: One of Virginia’s Best Loop Hikes

Three Ridges Hike via the AT Logistical Page **We have added The Three Ridges Hike to our list of the Best Hikes in the Southern Appalachians. In fact, we feel confident that this will make our next revision of the Top Ten Hikes in The Southern Appalachians...but we'll chew on that for a while.** When …

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One, Two…Three Ridges

Three Ridges Hike Day II: Harper's Creek Shelter to Reid's Gap (and out!) **Note that none of these photos is doctored or enhanced in any way...this is exactly what we saw, just as we saw it.** During the night we thought we detected the faintest fall of rain, seeming to dampen our wishes for a …

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The Back Stairs: The Mau-Har Trail

Three Ridges Hike, Day One: Reid's Gap to Harper's Creek Shelter A drive of nearly an hour and half got us to the the trail head at Reid's Gap, which we found as expected to be already well populated with cars. It seemed overflowing already on this Friday morning; only when we returned would we …

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The Countdown to Patagonia: Fitz Roy

Our Second Patagonian Destination, Los Glaciares National Park of Argentina A few weeks back we talked about the planning for our upcoming trip to Patagonia, and especially the challenging logistic of Torres Del Paine National Park. Today, we’ll check in with our other by by no means less interesting Bucket List destination, Fitz Roy...aka Parque …

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The Last Miles Before the Hundred

Our last conditioning hike of the pre-Tour Du Mont Blanc was completed Sunday. Seven miles out and back on the Falls Lake Trail with fully loaded packs…carrying exactly what we’d be carrying on a typical day of the TMB. The hiking days in the Alps will be longer with much more up and down, of …

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Gimme Shelter (for less than four hundred bucks if possible)

Gear Review: The REI Quarter Dome 2 Tent   *Note that BecauseItzThere receives NO compensation of any kind from any brand, retail store or outfitter. The products you see reviewed here are purchased with our own funds and objectively reviewed under field conditions.* **Please also  note that in writing this article Brian did in fact …

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