Doing Miles 2018-01-11T21:43:35+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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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.

SEKI Midway Traverse

Dec 14, 2016|Categories: 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.

Muro Blanco Canyon

Dec 9, 2016|Categories: Hike, Sierra|

What: On and off-trail hiking with 4 summits.
Where: Kings Canyon National Park from Road's End.
When: Oct 4-10, 2003 (7 days).
Distance: ~63 miles.

Gear: Binoculars

Dec 8, 2016|Categories: 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.


Dec 5, 2016|Categories: Techniques| is our favorite tool for pre-trip planning. We use it to prepare detailed route information, print custom maps, and share map data with others.

Stealth and Wild Camping

Dec 3, 2016|Categories: 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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