Author Archives: peregrine farmer

The Search for the Perfect Pack

2018 update coming soon For me, especially for the desert and the occasional heavier loads This piece is as much about the decision making process, what I wanted in a pack, as to which pack I ended up with.  It … Continue reading

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Big Bend XI (Down The Eastern Side), 2/14

Dog Canyon to Marufo Vega, almost. Feb. 2nd-9th, 2014 79 miles walked, 68 with pack, 11 without I always have trips in the planning stage, some take years to get around to actually doing, this one was just such a … Continue reading

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MST (NC 181 to and then over Grandfather Mtn.), 8/13

Waterfalls, swimming and nearly 6000′ on Grandfather Mountain August 10-12, 2013 33 miles The summer sweatfest was on.  We tried to combine some low level walking with plenty of swimming opportunities and a bit of high ridge walking with good … Continue reading

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Peaks of Otter area, VA (AT and Glenwood Horse Trail loop), 2/13

Feb. 1-3, 2013 32 miles So Bob and I headed up to Virginia for our favorite holiday of the year, Groundhog Day.  We drove up through some pretty serious flurries/light snow as we went over the Blue Ridge to the … Continue reading

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GSMNP XI (Cataloochee Divide/Mt. Sterling ridge run),12/11

Dec. 29-31, 2011 40 miles in 45 hours! Not quite a New Years run but close enough.  We had the opportunity to do this route because we had the rare situation with two vehicles because Chuck met us after visiting … Continue reading

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The Hayduke Trail Planning, Preparation and Equipment Notes

Planning info and resources for the Oct. 2012 hike We used several sources for planning information including the The Hayduke Trail book which is good but a bit maddening in that the route is only described in an east to … Continue reading

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The Hayduke Trail (The Burr Trail to Hite), 10/12

Part Two- Burr Trail to Hite Oct. 22nd-26th ~70 miles walked Day 8 49 degrees the low and still at daylight but the wind blew like hell again last night and the clouds were passing through all night, must be … Continue reading

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