Here is a small sampling of some of my more memorable trips. I've removed all the older albums. Yikes I took some mediocre pictures. And what bad scanning! What is left should be pretty nice stuff.
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Colorado's Elk Range
(6 day trip, 29 June 2002)
An extended loop through the heavily photographed Maroon Bells - Snowmass Wilderness. This greatly improved upon the standard and already beautiful 3 day loop. Plus I got to climb Snowmass and Capitol Peak. I passed on summitting the Bells at the last minute.
Gifford Pinchot and Mt. Adams,
Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington
(5 day trip, 16 Sep 2002)
A wonderful impromptu trip with a climb of Mt. Adams as a bonus. This gave me some PCT miles under hanging glaciers before climbing the mountain.
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
(6 day trip, 06 April 2003)
Everyone in the world knows the Grand Canyon, but few know it like the hardy souls that backpack the big hole. Come take a look at what is to be seen off the tourist path.
Lost Creek Wilderness,
Front Range, Colorado
(3 day trip, 25 April 2002)
One of my favorite spots in Colorado and one of my most visited.
Canyonlands National Park, Utah
(6 day trip, 03-09 Apr 2004)
A fun trip full of laughs, pictographs, booze, artifacts, arches, and even a (very small) flash flood. As usual good times were had by all.
Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath,
Cuyahoga Valley National Heritage Corridor, Ohio
(2 day trip, 25 - 26 June 2005)
A unique fastpacking opportunity in northeast Ohio. The the portion of the old Ohio & Erie Canal between Akron and Cleveland has been converted into a multi-use gravel trail. A large part of the towpath trail runs through the underappreciated Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area. There is no legal camping but about halfway there is the Stanford Hostel only 5 minutes off the trail. Using the hostel (or stealth camping nearby) splits the 27 mile walk into two easy days.
Zaleski Backpacking Trail,
Zaleski State Park, Ohio
(4 day trip, 02 - 05 July 2005)
Four days worth of Ohio at its sylvan best. Technically the C&O (above) was my sister's first backpacking multiday trip but this is her first "real" or wilderness backpack. It was a good time only about 4 hours from Cleveland.