Hikers who have completed a 2500 mile thru-hike, whether it be on the PCT, CDT, or AT, like to think of themselves as badass. Regardless of experience, conditions, or time, hey, you had to be something special to come all that way. You now consider yourself a full fledged mountain goat, right? And then there is Oman.
Backpacking has been my passion for close to 10 years now and my career for going on 7 years, and one of the greatest gifts I’ve received from my dive into the wilderness has been my discovery of new outdoor pursuits like rock climbing, and my rediscovery of mountain biking. Had it not been for backpacking, I would never have experienced so many new places in such extraordinary ways. Though Six Moon is best known for the gear it makes for hiking and backpacking, today I want to talk about how much I’ve used my SMD gear for rock climbing.Continue reading
I open my eyes after what felt like a lifetime of silence and solace to a desert view complete with twenty story tall red and sandstone walls. It’s still dark out, but the sky is no longer black but a nice light hue that hangs over the canyon that we are comfortably tucked away in. My feet are cool in the sand and my muscles tell me, “Stretch, please, stretch!”Continue reading
This past week the Continental Divide Trail Community lost its original Trail Angel when Nita Larronde passed away. Nita was a legend on the CDT, she had been hosting hikers for as long as anyone can remember at her home...Continue reading
There was an obvious mountain Pic d'Escales on the way to Arbas TP, so we hiked up. Inigo and his supporter were 2km in front so overtaking them was a fun goal for the morning, on the 7th day any extra motivation was welcome. Chris and I cut all the road corners and flew off Mont Sijon, I also pushed quite deep into the lee side of Col de la Béne. Well, let's just say that I wouldn't have done it if it wasn't for racing, but I survived.Continue reading