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Joshua Stacy
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Favorite Gear from the Triple Crown: The Big Three
With a combined weight of 2.6 pounds, I have used this combination of pack, shelter and sleeping bag in temperatures ranging from 20-100+ degrees Fahrenheit. Pack: Gossamer Gear Kumo With the 7-8 lb. base pack weight  I use for my thru-hikes, this is my per...
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Rim to Rim to Rim of the Grand Canyon
April 13, 2014 The moment I read Liz "Snorkel" Thomas ' article Taking trail back from the runners: Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim , I knew I wanted take on this challenge. This is classic ultra run for trail runners and at approximately 42 miles, it looked...
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Lowest to Highest Route
I know it's been a long time since this trip happened. I should have written this up months ago but the hikes kept piling up and life just kept marching on with such vigor that I didn't really had time to sit down and reflect on what's happened over the las...
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Appearances in Other Publications
Franconia Ridge, NH on the Appalachian Trail. 2012 During my hiatus from blogging, I did some writing for  Appalachian Trail Journeys and the Gossamer Gear Blog . You can view both of these pieces by clicking on the links.
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The summit of Mission Peak on the Ohlone Wilderness Trail In preparation for my bigger hikes this past spring, I decided to take on some big single day hikes with lots of elevation gain. The big day hike strategy also allowed me to balance my hiking a socia...
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Spring Training
Summit of Mission Peak on the Ohlone Wilderness Trail In preparation for my bigger hikes this past spring, I decided to take on some big single day hikes with lots of elevation gain. The big day hike strategy also allowed me to balance my hiking a social li...
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Bobcat’s Epic Backpacking Adventure
Originally Posted in The Exploring New Horizons Newsletter | February 25, 2014 at 2:42 pm Bobcat By the Numbers 2,665 miles $1,435 for scholarships 98 days 27+ miles a day! 3 pairs of shoes 10 pairs of socks 7 lbs of gear 500+ energy bars 19 bears 6 rattles...
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Why I hike...
Forester Pass Many times, while I was southbounding the PCT, I was asked: Why did you decide to do this? Why would you walk that far? The more I thought about these questions, the more the list of answers grew. Starting with the physical, a nice tangible pl...
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Mount Diablo: "Just the Right Amount of Banged Up."
I'd heard about Mt. Diablo for years but for some reason the hike never happened. Finally, after some encouragement from my friend Scott "Shroomer" Williams, I made the trip up north to hike this legendary peak.  Diablo isn't the tallest mountain in the wor...
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Winter Training
The Frozen Narrows of Henry Coe State Park, photo courtesy of John Abela January 24-26: GGG at Henry Coe State Park Since my C&O Canal thru-hike in January, I have been out on some fun hikes closer to home in California. The first of these hikes came during...
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