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Top left Merrill Phasers, Zamberlain Civettas, North Face Balteros, Kamik Pack Boot, Rubber overboot. Bottom Row from left Lone Peak Altra, Saloman XA Comps, LL Bean Pac Maine Hunting boot, Ugg (knockoff) Mukluk, Vibram Five Fingers, Luna Leadville Trail (leather) and Leadville Trail w/ATS lacing

In this episode I talk about what types and styles of footwear to wear in the back country. From going barefooted to the Luna Sandals all the way up to heavy mountaineering boots.

 

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Matthew and Lane from Seattle, Thru-Hikers from Seattle talking to me along the John Muir Trail

In this last part of our adventure into the John Muir Wilderness near Mammoth Mountain California we pack up camp at Purple Lake and hike back up and over Duck Pass to our cars at the Coldwater Campground. Along the way I talk to a few John Muir Trail Thru-Hikers and we encounter a fast moving storm system.

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In this episode we take a quick day hike up along the John Muir Trail above Purple Lake to visit nearby Virginia Lake

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In part two of our backpacking adventure near Mammoth Mountain California we pick up where we left off at Duck Pass. In this episode we hike down into Pika Lake for our first nights camp. In the morning we reclimb Duck Pass and head along the legendary John Muir Trail to our next nights destination at Purple Lake

Trip Video Duck Pass to Pika Lake

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Over Barney Lake near Duck Pass

In this episode we begin our four day adventure deep into the John Muir Wilderness near Mammoth Lakes California. Hiking along the Duck Pass Trail from Lake Mary we begin our backpack trip by starting out at Lake Mary and climbing up Duck Pass before dropping down into the John Muir Wilderness along the JMT.

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The Devil's Punchbowl

The Devil’s Punchbowl

 

In this episode I take a solo spring hike to one of the tallest waterfalls in San Diego County.

 

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Entrance to the Barker Dam Trail

Entrance to the Barker Dam Trail

In this episode Dave, Gerry, Mike and I set off into the interior of Joshua Tree and explore the Cholla Garden, Arch Rock, Skull Rock, Cap Rock, Keys View and do a couple of day hikes out to see the Barker Dam and the Wall St. Mill

 

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Trip Video – Video of Day Two’s Adventure

 

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