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So far Michael has created 34 blog entries.

On Fire Closures

Some thoughts, reflections, and an argument for why, as hikers, we should respect fire closures.

2018-10-15T21:03:34+00:00October 15th, 2018|


The Kings Canyon High Basin Route (KCHBR) and Sierra High Route (SHR) are two premier High Sierra hiking adventures that feature extensive off-trail travel. In this article, I share some important differences between these routes.

2018-10-13T23:01:36+00:00October 13th, 2018|

DIY Packraft Review

My long-term review of the DIY Packrafts that I built late in 2017 and used along the Greater Patagonia Trail.

2018-07-25T02:48:23+00:00July 25th, 2018|

KS R-50 Backpack Review

From December 2017 to April 2018, I hiked, packrafted, and lived out of a KS Ultralight R-50 backpack. After more than 1,000 miles of use, here is my review.

2018-07-08T05:59:35+00:00July 8th, 2018|
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