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Doug Laity atop Long Mountain in Yosemite National Park, overlooking Ritter and Banner

What does Doug think about my guided trips?

Last September Doug Laity of San Diego, CA, joined one of my 7-day High Sierra Adventure trips. He is returning for 2013, having already registered for both the 3-day Winter Backpacking trip in Colorado and the 7-day Alaska Adventure. (Nine other alumni have already registered for 2013 trips, too.) Below I have copied a recent […]

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Photo diary: Inaugural Ultimate Hiking Course in Yosemite National Park

The inaugural Ultimate Hiking Course was held last weekend in Yosemite National Park. If you missed this one, don’t worry: I’m offering this same course in five other locations this year: Pisgah National Forest (June 2-4) Shenandoah National Park (June 9-11) Rocky Mountain National Park (August 17-19) White Mountain National Forest (August 24-26) Porcupine Mountains […]

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Six reasons you should backpack with me

I’ve spent most of the Winter staring at Gmail and Excel, and making hundreds of calls to prospective venues and land managers, so I’m delighted that my main initiatives for the year are all coming on line right now. Last week, The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide was finally released. Next week in northern California, I […]

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