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Dealing with Post-Hike Depression

Dealing with Post-Hike Depression

At first, being home will be great after your long adventure. Endless food. Endless Netflix. No more foot/leg/back/what-have-you pain. Temperature control. Roof. Your family wants to hear about your hike and see photos. But after about 2-3 weeks, they’re over it....
Rim to Rim to Rim Gear List

Rim to Rim to Rim Gear List

Tomorrow, I head out to hike the grandaddy of all Grand Canyon hikes—Rim to Rim to Rim in a Day. Depending on what source you look at (and what route you take) the hike can be up to 48 miles and 11,000 feet of gain. Exposure, dehydration, hyponatremia happen...
Day 11: Wildwood Trail Trip Report

Day 11: Wildwood Trail Trip Report

    For many years, I’ve wanted to do the 30-mile long Wildwood Trail in Forest Park a day. But like Portland locals, I haven’t done it because the Wildwood requires a full day’s dedication, and (I justify) if I’m going to spend a whole day hiking, I might as well do...
Portland Urban Hike Day 9: Hidden Trails in the West

Portland Urban Hike Day 9: Hidden Trails in the West

    Last night, we stayed with my friend Heather, whose positive attitude turned around our day. We had dinner on what she called “Trendy-third street” (NW 23rd) where I actually chose not to get Salt & Straw Ice cream because the line was curled around the...
Portland Urban Hike Day 8

Portland Urban Hike Day 8

Miles: 12.5 miles Starting: Grant Park Ending: Nob Hill Neighborhoods Visited: Grant Park,  Irvington, Steel Bridge, Old Town, Chinatown, Downtown, PSU, Goose Hollow, Southwest Hills, Burnside Bridge, Morrison Bridge, Nob Hill So…for the 1st time in 7 urban...