Category Archives: Backpacking

Stubaier Höhenweg 2017: Hut to Hut Hiking in Tirol, Austria


In July 2017, I set out to Austria with friends to hike for four days along the Stubaier Höhenweg. In total, the Stubaier Höhenweg is serviced by eight huts, over a U-shaped traverse through beautiful alpine landscapes, over a course … Continue reading

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2016’s Top 10 Posts


Once again, it’s time to commemorate the year’s top 10 posts for this blog. The Top 10 represent the posts which have the most visits during the course of the calendar year. Given this, recent posts are at a disadvantage … Continue reading

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Round 15: Strength in Numbers


Today begins week 7 of this 16 week hybrid round. And while some days are better than others, the general trend is one of increasing strength and muscle gain. I’ve expressed this gain with the purchase of a new, 20 … Continue reading

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2015’s Top 10 Posts


Once again, it’s time to commemorate the year’s top 10 posts for this blog. The Top 10 represent the posts which have the most visits during the course of the calendar year. Given this, recent posts are at a disadvantage … Continue reading

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Zillertaler Runde / Berliner Höhenweg 2015: Hut to Hut Hiking in Tirol, Austria


In July, 2015, my son Daniel and I set out to Austria to hike the Zillertaler Runde. The 50 mile (80 km) trek is known to Germans as the Berliner Höhenweg and to Brits as the Zillertal Rucksack Route. The … Continue reading

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Finding My Legs


As summer advances, so does my progress on this Hybrid regimen. I’m now 33 days in and enjoying a recovery week. It’s been exactly two years since I’ve done P90X2 and hour long workouts. And it’s been a challenging change … Continue reading

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I Am a River


Anyone who knows me knows I love hiking and the mountains. What’s harder to explain is the “why” behind my passion. I’ve been reading Nietzsche of late and some of the themes and the styling struck a chord with me. … Continue reading

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2014’s Top 10 Posts


Once again, it’s time to commemorate the year’s top 10 posts for this blog. The Top 10 represent the posts which have the most visits during the course of the calendar year. Given this, recent posts are at a disadvantage … Continue reading

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Into the Tetons. Our 4 Day Backpacking Trip Along the Teton Crest Trail.


In August 2014, one of my longtime dreams became a reality. My son, Daniel and I went backpacking for four days along the Teton Crest Trail in Grand Teton National Park. Why was this a desired goal? Well, it’s some … Continue reading

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Needles, Arches & Snakes


A couple of weeks ago, we again found the opportunity between semesters to enjoy a family vacation. Once again, our destination was the great State of Utah. We enjoy short backpacking excursions and day hikes. In early/mid May, many of … Continue reading

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