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Portland Urban Hike Day 1

Portland Urban Hike Day 1

  Portland Hike: Day 1 Starting Point: The most southwest corner of Portland near PCC Sylvania End point: Sellwood near Oak Bottoms Mileage: 19.2 miles   Many locals don’t know how far south and west Portland City Limits actually goes. We started by Portland...
Portland Urban Hike: Day 0

Portland Urban Hike: Day 0

As I write this, I’m on a plane from Denver to Portland to begin a 210+ mile urban hike of the city of Portland. The Rose City has been my home away from home (and the trail) for the past few years and people have been telling me pretty much from the moment I started...
Sneak Peek at the new Altra Apparel Line

Sneak Peek at the new Altra Apparel Line

This week, my sponsor Altra Zero Drop shoes launched a brand new clothing line. Footwear companies having their own running clothes follows the footsteps (excuse the pun), of other running companies like Nike, Adidas, etc., but–just as with Altra’s...
Where do you fall on the Camping-Hiking Spectrum?

Where do you fall on the Camping-Hiking Spectrum?

Whatever gear you choose should be suited to how you plan to spend your time outdoors. Gear guru Glen Van Peski talks of the Camping-Hiking Spectrum. So ask yourself: What does a day on trail look like to you? If you plan to hike a few miles, sit by a lake, fish, play...
How to get veggies in your diet on a backpacking trip

How to get veggies in your diet on a backpacking trip

I eat an insane amount of veggies when I’m at home (i.e., not hiking or letting other hikers’ influence my eating preferences). So I’m always looking to squeeze more vegetables and fruits into my backpacking diet. Unfortunately, since fresh veggies are heavy and...