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Denali Training

What would you suggest for training for Denali? Where should I start? Suggestions for mountains? I have so far done Guadalupe Peak and Enchanted rock. I feel like Guadalupe will only teach you how often you should drink water and Enchanted will help you with balance, but neither are really 'good enough' to train for The Great One.
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Leave No Trace

Today, I decided to go for a hike in the San Gabriels. Originally planning for Badden Powell, but didn't know the road was closed at Islip Saddle so my plan B was bagging Mt. Williamson. It was a beautiful day, and a beautiful hike.

The only regretful part was when I found the summit register. I quickly discovered that there was the distinct odor of someone's shit wafting through the air close to the register ...
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website info for elevation gain mountains please

Does anyone have a website they use for reference on elevation gain mountains in the US and worldwide?? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!
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Interesting new study about falls while hiking...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017 ... s-get-top/

75% occur on descent... well, technically, I guess all falls involve descending, just not by choice...
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NPS Backcountry Rangers with Open Carry Handguns

Hi folks,
I was tooling around the Lassen National Park backcountry last weekend and came across a couple of NPS back country rangers patrolling with holstered pistols. I'm well aware that front country (I hate that term) NPS law enforcement rangers are issued and carry sidearms as standard practice. And I knew that back country rangers were issued handguns, I just didn't think that back country NPS rangers did open carry now. I could be ...
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Best Glissade in Lower 48 States

Remember the joy you have after 6 to 12 hours of slogging up a peak to
sit down on your bottom or stand on your boots and glissade down in
an hour what took you all that time to go up? I'm looking for your #1
vote for the best glissade you have ever been on. My vote goes to
Mt. Adams - Southern Route from false summit to below Lunch Counter.
What's your pick? ...
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Congrats Summitpost for its one millionth entry!

On May 27, 2017 at 9:42 am, SP had its 1,000,000 entry submitted by AlbertoRampini. A photo titled Red and white on Montagne de Sainte-Victoire, which oddly enough is the current POTD!
:mrgreen:
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seano missing?

Sean O'Rourke, also known on his blog as Dr. Dirtbag has not been heard from since May 8. He posted a notice of his ascent of Lackawana Peak on his blog at that time and moved on to Buckskin but was turned back by lightning. We are fairly certain that on Tuesday May 9 Sean attempted a climb of Shoshoni and Apache Peaks from the Long Lake Trailhead They received heavy snow in that area ...
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Hillary Step gone

According to this FB post, the Hillary Step is gone:

https://www.facebook.com/34365556908532 ... =3&theater

:shock:
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RIP Royal Robbins

A legend has left us.
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