Doing Miles 2017-06-29T09:27:10+00:00

We, Amy and James, have benefited greatly from reading backpacking trip reports and have created this site to return the favor. DoingMiles is about our human-powered travels. We hike frequently, bike occasionally, and have taken one long canoe trip.

Our reports are categorized under the Trip Reports menu item. We focus on essential information and keep our reports free of extraneous crap. All reports include an interactive route map, a list of trip-planning resources, and our assessment of the route. When a route is not well described by other sources we endeavor to provide information a future traveler would find useful.

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Recent Articles

Gear: Clothing

Jun 16, 2017|Categories: Gear|

A comprehensive list of Amy's backpacking clothing, including models, weights, and rationale.

Across Utah

Jun 5, 2017|Categories: Hike, Utah|

What: an on and off trail hike across southern Utah.
Where: from Gateway, Colorado to Highway 56 on the Utah/Nevada border.
When: Apr 18 – May 22, 2017 (35 days).
Distance: about 630 miles

Oregon Coast Trail and more

Feb 22, 2017|Categories: Hike, U.S. Outside CA/UT|

What: thru-hike of Oregon Coast Trail, and on to Arcata on the California Coastal Trail.
Where: Oregon and California coast.
When: Jul 13 – Aug 4, 2008 (23 days days).
Distance: about 542 miles (415 in OR, 127 in CA).

Vermont’s Long Trail

Feb 3, 2017|Categories: Hike, U.S. Outside CA/UT|

What: thru-hike of Vermont’s Long Trail.
Where: across Vermont, from the Canadian border to the Massachusetts border.
When: Sep 25 – Oct 15, 2013 (21 days).
Distance: about 275 miles on the LT + a 27 mile extension into Massachusetts.

No-Cook Food Plan

Feb 1, 2017|Categories: Techniques|

We stopped cooking on backpacking trips twenty years ago. Our no-cook menu has evolved over many iterations and is now finely tuned to what works for us. We share it here for others who want to try a no-cook trip and are not sure where to start.

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