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My Adventure on the John Muir Trail

My Adventure on the John Muir Trail

In July 2014, I hiked the northern half of the John Muir Trail. I started at Mono Creek and walked north to Happy Isles. The distance was roughly 100 miles. But as always in life, there’s a chain of events that got me there. In November of 2012, I left a six-year marriage. Once I was alone, I started to pursue things I had always wanted to do or thought I might enjoy. I had gone backpacking with friends in…

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Trip Report: Grayson Highlands

Trip Report: Grayson Highlands

I had to wait for Memorial Day weekend to make this trip happen, seeing as it’s a good six-plus hours from Baltimore, at nearly the most southwestern point of Virginia. I had been wanting to go here for quite a while, after hearing about the wild ponies and seeing photographs of the high-elevation mountain balds. I did this hike with DC UL Backpacking, a Meetup group I first went out with in 2013. I wanted to do more backpacking, but…

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