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Christopher Hillier
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WalMart Buys Moosejaw
Why I Still Love The Madness: My relationship with Moosejaw Mountaineering began in 2011 when I returned home from my first thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. A friend of mine took me to the Birmingham, Michigan store and introduced me around. That night, ...

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Trayvax
Wallets, like all of my gear, eventually wear out on the trail. They get wet, they get abused and they disintegrate. In my search for a more durable product, I came across Trayvax . They make several models of tough, technical wallets right here in the USA....

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Work For Stay
The barter economy can be a beautiful thing. It's a market that removes the root of all evil from the transaction. Its prevalence in the long distance hiking community sits well with me. 'Work for stay' is a fine example of how hikers embrace the barter eco...

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Stop Walking
"Put your hands where I can see them!" Except for the rotating red and blue lights, I was blinded by his flashlight. He ordered me to put my hands behind my back and interlace my fingers. He bent me over the hood of his vehicle and kicked my feet apart whil...

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My Dream Job!
I've spent the past few days putting together an application to Backpacker Magazine to become an Ambassador for their Get Out More Tour.  The job includes traveling around the country, speaking at retail locations and outdoor festivals.  Can you imagine?  G...

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My Dream Job!
I've spent the past few days putting together an application to Backpacker Magazine to become an Ambassador for their Get Out More Tour.  The job includes traveling around the country, speaking at retail locations and outdoor festivals.  Can you imagine?  G...

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Library Talk
I'll be at the Caroline Kennedy Library in Dearborn Heights, MI on Monday, October 27th at 7pm. I would love to see everyone who follows this blog in person. Please mark it on your calendars.

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Hiker Hoopla
So after finishing the trail and hitching back to East Glacier, MT, I had some time to kill before the 2nd Annual Hiker Hoopla being held just a few miles away. I simply hiked a mile out of town and found a sweet spot to stealth camp. I had a clear running ...

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The Big Finish
When last I posted, Beaker, Strider, Snowplow and I were stuck at a motel in Many Glacier, MT, inside Glacier National Park. We were only about 40 miles from the finish but the snow was relentless.  We finally set out to clearing skies on the morning of Sep...

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And Then It Started Snowing...
 I'm sitting in a basic but very comfortable motel room. No TV in here but it's warm and dry. It even has running water and a fancy flush toilet! Far from the cold, wet, caveman-style existence that I've been living while hiking this trail. The snow is STIL...
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