Author: Raina

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Washington: Mt. Rainier (14,410 feet)

Dates:  September 8-10 2011; June 10-12, 2019 Distance: ~15 miles Elevation: 14,410 feet Vertical gain: 9,100 feet Bathrooms: Flushing toilet at Paradise, Fixed outhouse at Muir Mt. Rainier was my first attempt at a state...

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Mt. Bierstadt Winter Ascent

Distance: 10.12 miles Elevation gain: 3,308 feet Date: February 27, 2019 Time: 7 hours 21 minutes Bathrooms: Clean, flushing toilets in the Georgetown Visitor Center (year-round option); Summer hikers can benefit from toilets at the...

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REVIEW: Combat Wipes

GEAR REVIEW: COMBAT WIPES Outdoor Cleansing & Hygiene Wipes Consecutive days in the wilderness without access to a shower generally means stench.  I spent much of the past climbing season covered in sweat, dirt,...

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Wyoming: Gannett Peak (13,804 feet)

Distance: 38.4 miles via the Ink Wells Trail Elevation gain: 8,450 feet Dates: July 24-28, 2018 Day 1 7.3 miles Mike and I began our journey at 7:30 am at the Crowheart Store where we procured...

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Nevada: Boundary Peak (13,140 feet)

Date:  September 21, 2017 & June 25, 2018 Distance: 8.9 miles round trip via Queens Canyon Trail Elevation: 13,140 feet Vertical gain: 4,400 feet Calories burned: 5,444 (according to AllTrails recording) Time: 11 hours Bathrooms: none Attempt...

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REVIEW: Haeleum – GLEAM Shirt

Haeleum Gleam shirt is comfortable, stylish, and high performance. Haeleum Gleam Rhodonite Red withstands the rigors of both indoor and outdoor exercise.  After several hours in the gym, my face and hair will be dripping, but...

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Utah: Kings Peak (13,528 feet)

Date: August 18-20, 2017 Elevation: 13,528 feet Distance: ~29 miles Gain: 5,350 feet Bathrooms: Vault toilets in the parking lot and overflow lot near the trailhead.  After that, bring a shovel! Day 1 (10 miles;...