Modern Miracles, Rustic Charm

By Eva Glasrud Gentle granite slopes. Deep blue mountain lakes. No roads for miles… yet a charming group of lakeside cabins. Welcome to Lower Echo Lake, an El Dorado paradise I only discovered this summer… because of Rimadyl. For those whose doggie companions haven’t reached […]

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Honoring Friends

Working through losing your hiking buddies and unconditional companions Words and photos by Michael Polletta – Bivy Ambassador True friends are hard to come by.  People come and go, and people who you really think are friends often seem to fade away when it’s not convenient […]

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Bad Weather? Hike Above It.

By David Xiao I snapped awake and immediately felt the crisp, freezing cold. I have forgotten this kind of cold since I first set foot on the Pacific Crest Trail 5 months ago. I began at the Mexican border and now I am close to the end, the […]

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Three Days in the Pines

By Kimberly McElroy At the end of April, while experiencing the adrenaline high of a recent successful 5K, I decided to combine a race within a vacation. I was almost a year into a new job and felt it was time to apply for some days […]

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A Taste of Nature

By Dhimiter Qirjazi The forest began to thin out and we heard the roar of Arethusa Falls up ahead. As we neared the cascade, the brilliant blue sky opened up above us. The water flowing down the rocks was almost blindingly white from the reflection […]

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