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On Giving In: Thru-Hiking the Highline Trail

On Giving In: Thru-Hiking the Highline Trail

A thunderstorm rolls away, a curtain of angry rain sweeping east. The leftover air is cold and humid. Danni and I shoulder our packs and unceremoniously walk down the trail. From the Mirror Lake Trailhead in the Uinta Mountains, we begin our trek of the 80-mile Highline Trail.   The Highline Trail reaches east-west through […]

Planning for Misadventure in the Uinta's

Planning for Misadventure in the Uinta’s

  When you venture into the backcountry, there’s only so much planning you can do. Natural variables will, at some point, alter your route, scrap your summit or dictate when you will – and won’t – pass go. All you can do is adjust to conditions and, willing enough, continue your quest for adventure. In […]