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ryan sylva
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State of Wilderness
  I left Los Angeles, many years ago, because I saw the severe encroachment of The the urban sprawl envelope the once beautiful surrounding hillsides. There became no place to truly roam free. You had to go elsewhere. Although I have since found beauty with...

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The Moose
After a 2007 failed PCT attempt due to a vicious bout with salmonella, I went back to work in an outdoor leadership program in Montana. For 3 years, I aimed to get my wilderness skills better, to get my head straight, to prepare for another attempt at the P...

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Gossamer Gear Blog Entry
A few months back while on the Pacific Crest Trail I did a guest post for the Gossamer Gear Blog entitled "Thoughts on Walking Straighter." In my effort to gain more efficiency on trail I began investigating the way we walk. To read the article click on the...

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Hey there Twinkles! Thanks for the comments. If you need any more tips or what have you on being stoveless, please shoot me an email. More than happy to help!

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VL Addendum: On Colorado Trail
VL Addendum: On Colorado Trail Dates: 8/13-8/27 CT Mileage: 484.5m Total Hiking Mileage (VL + CT): 3476m "He's a lot like his dad, just not as deep," my Auntie told my Granny. "Oh yeah, he is. He just doesn't show it as much. He has a good head on his shoul...

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The Ticker and the Heart: Leaving PCT SoCal
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am driven, obsessed actually, by miles and speed. That is my
confession. I admit it. The drive is so impulsive that I cannot control
it. Physical challenge and exertion is fulfilling to me and to a point
of pushing things beyond what is reasonable. ...

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