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Exploration hikes near Tahoe Donner

This post includes short write-ups of two exploration-type hikes near Tahoe Donner, in Truckee, CA.  I often refer to a first-time hike as an exploration if any of several issues occurred (e.g. I didn’t have time to complete my intended … Continue reading

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A Simple Method to Quantify Hiking Effort

Have you ever found yourself wondering how difficult, in terms of effort, a hike would be?  Or, after finishing the hike, thinking that it was easier or harder than other similar-distance hikes you’d completed? In this post I want to … Continue reading

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Press on?

Today I’m giving myself a gold star for pressing on in less than ideal weather conditions. But first, a small confession: Today’s walk was not on the Bay Area Ridge Trail, but rather was a training walk on a paved … Continue reading

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