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Overview: Coe State Park

2017-01-17T21:25:05+00:00 Dec 23, 2016|Hike, Near SF, Overview|

What: Overview of Coe State Park.
Where: Diablo Range, southeast of San Jose.
When: 1984 to present, over 300 days.
Highlights: Big area to hike in, camp almost anywhere, few people, rugged terrain, classic CA Oak Savannah.

Arizona Trail

2017-04-12T22:06:11+00:00 Dec 19, 2016|Hike, U.S. Outside CA/UT|

What: Thru-hike of the Arizona National Scenic Trail, northbound.
Where: across Arizona, from Mexico border to Utah border.
When: Mar 30 - May 9, 2016 (40 days).
Distance: 800 miles.

SEKI Midway Traverse

2017-01-12T20:48:18+00:00 Dec 14, 2016|Hike, Sierra|

What: On and off-trail hiking with 3 summits.
Where: Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks from Crescent Meadow.
When: Aug 29 – Sep 3, 2013 (6 days).
Distance: 92 miles.


2017-06-15T14:16:23+00:00 Dec 8, 2016|Gear|

We always carry binoculars around our neck and we use them extensively for navigation, wildlife, scenery, and people-watching. Good waterproof binoculars suitable for backpacking are available for $200-$400.

iPhone Apps

2017-05-31T06:40:41+00:00 Dec 7, 2016|Techniques|

We have over 100 apps on our phone, and we use about half on any given trip. Here are a few apps that we use while traveling that might be unfamiliar to other hikers.

Stealth and Wild Camping

2017-01-12T20:51:12+00:00 Dec 3, 2016|Techniques|

Stealth camping is the practice of camping where it is not permitted. It enables us to backpack in areas where the administering agency either does not permit overnight camping, or limits camping to select locations.

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