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So far Michael has created 31 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|

Q&A with Jan Dudeck

A Q&A with Jan Dudeck, creator of the Greater Patagonia Trail. We discuss how he made the GPT, his vision for its future, and some of the challenges faced in between.

2018-06-13T17:50:36+00:00June 13th, 2018|

GPT Primer

A quick rundown of some facts and insights about the Greater Patagonia Trail for prospective hikers.

2018-06-02T17:07:49+00:00June 2nd, 2018|

A Life Update

I'm back! A quick update on the future of the website and what to expect in the coming weeks.

2018-05-31T20:30:08+00:00May 31st, 2018|
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