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.

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Escalante River: Town to Powell

Jan 12, 2017|Categories: Hike, Utah|

What: Off-trail hiking down the Escalante River, from town to Powell.
Where: Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah.
When: Apr 30 to May 10, 2009 (11 days)
Distance: about 130 miles.

Deadman Canyon Loop

Jan 9, 2017|Categories: Hike, Sierra|

What: On and off-trail hiking with 3 summits.
Where: Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks, from Lodgepole Campground.
When: Sep 27 – Oct 2, 2012 (6 days).
Distance: about 85 miles.

Big Sur: Boronda Loop

Jan 1, 2017|Categories: Hike, Near SF|

What: Trail hiking, some of it on obscure trails.
Where: Ventana Wilderness, Los Padres NF.
When: Nov 12-14, 2010 and Nov 26-28, 2011 (3 days).
Distance: about 29 miles.

Baxter Pass Loop

Dec 29, 2016|Categories: Hike, Sierra|

What: On and off-trail hiking with 6 summits.
Where: Kings Canyon National Park, from Baxter Pass.
When: Sep 12-19, 2016 (8 days).
Distance: about 70 miles.

Overview: Coe State Park

Dec 23, 2016|Categories: 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.

Colorado Trail

Dec 22, 2016|Categories: Hike, U.S. Outside CA/UT|

What: Thru-hike of the Colorado Trail.
Where: Littleton to Durango Colorado; West Collegiate Alternate.
When: July 28 to August 23, 2016 (26 days).
Distance: about 485 miles.

Arizona Trail

Dec 19, 2016|Categories: 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.

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