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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Amy’s Top Ten

Jun 3, 2017|Categories: Top10|

Here are my ten favorite trips, ordered by distance from my home. The theme in this list is diversity.

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).
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.

Big SEKI Loop Route Guide

Jan 16, 2017|Categories: Hike, Route Guide, Sierra, Top10|

What: Long trail hike in the most beautiful region of the Sierra Nevada.
Where: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
Distance: about 155 miles.
Highlights: an alternative to the JMT with fewer people and great scenery

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