Throwback to the early 2000s when I worked in Alaska as a dog handler, racing sled dogs.
Wishing I was back at what may have been one of the best campsites I've ever been to.
So.many.rocks. At some points after Jackass Pass the trail was nothing but boulder fields for what felt like miles. Some of these boulders are the size of small cars, others are the size of small houses.
It blows my mind looking at this photo. Not because of the stunning views, but because I hiked all the way to the mountains in the far distance in a single day. All after hiking several miles to the 2000ft Texas Pass. Its amazing what people can do when they want to.
This is me at the top of Texas Pass. Its a mountain pass that is almost 2000 feet high and a nearly vertical boulder field. Its so high I couldn't even get the entire pass into the frame to take a photo, but trust me it was crazy. The back side of the pass was snow all the way down!
Will post more soon, but this was one of my favorite pictures from my trip. It's incredibly hard to get good pictures of the mountains unless you want to wait around all day for the perfect light. Lucky for me, I camped right behind where this picture was taken and the perfect light came to me.
Doing some gear test and practice packing. Despite what the photos show, I actually pack the sleeping bag and tent loose in the bag. I find it makes for more efficient use of the space. I carry the waterproof stuff sack for the sleeping bag should I have to pack a wet tent. I also carry a custom made pillow as one of my backcountry luxuries. This setup is around 20 pounds with food for a 5 day trip in the Wind River Range.
Getting food ready for my trip next week. These are some of my favorite trail snacks. I could serious live on some of this stuff.
New toys for my trip to the Winds next week. Sorry in advance for spamming Instagram.
A little preview of a course I'm working on to teach people about lightweight backpacking basics. Very much inspired by everything I have learned from @bigskyry over the years. This entire project is a work in progress, but one I'm finding very rewarding. Its nice to have a side project that's not about the money.