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We, Amy and James, have benefited greatly from reading backpacking trip reports and have published 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

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.

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) and Feb 28 - Mar 2, 2022.
Distance: about 29 miles.
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