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Mile #871, Near Bear Creek

I haven’t written much over the past several days and basically it’s because I’ve been too tired.  Simply put, the Sierra Nevada is the best place I’ve ever been backpacking.  It’s paradise!  (Except for the mosquitos.)  Water, once scarce, now is everywhere.  It spouts out of rocks, drips from under …

Dan Feldman

Mt. Whitney Summit Day

Climbing Mt Whitney was an experience I’ll never forget and was definitely my favorite day on the trail so far.  Staying pretty …

Mile #634, Somewhere in the Desert

I’ve entered a transitional zone over the past several days.  The landscape has alternated between peaceful open forests of Jeffrey and Pinyon …

Mile #566, Tehachapi, CA

Many of us are getting pretty tired of the desert.  Long, hot, waterless trail, chaparral, midday naps under bridges in the middle …

Mile #454, Agua Dulce, CA

Yesterday, after exiting the San Gabriels and spending a fitful night atop a breezy tuft of chaparral-spotted dirt a few feet from …

Summit of Mt. Baden-Powell

It’s a beautiful sunny day atop Mt. Baden-Powell, one of the crowns of the San Gabriels and named after the founder of …

Wrightwood, CA

Nobody likes getting stuck in town.  Getting stuck usually means being laid over until some needed service or body part agrees to …