Backpacking Basics: What to pack

The best feeling in the world is having dirt under your boots and everything you need to survive on your back, and nowadays we have so many options for those things we carry in our pack to help us survive in the backcountry and the decisions can be paralyzing. Use my gear guide to help [...]

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Backpack to Elk Meadows

A hidden gem lies in Mt Hood National Forest, a large lush meadow, at Aprox 5,000 ft elevation. A short but mighty hike sitting at only 2.5 miles one way including a steep climb to arrive in this alpine dream with glistening streams running through and a dense forest lining. Although a difficult hike the [...]