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the grandstand

The Grandstand talks about hiking in a way that is personal, humorous, and humble with the belief that spending time in the wilderness makes us better people. Hikes are more than just mileage and elevation gain—for many of us, they are a means of enduring, and possibly even enjoying, whatever life brings our way.

The Grandstand was named after a rock monolith at the Racetrack Playa in Death Valley.

 

Wilderness Cooking Ideas from 1975

Wilderness Cooking Ideas from 1975

I love looking at images of hikers from the 70s wearing flared jeans on the trail, back when 60-pound, external frame backpacks were all the rage. They serve as a good reminder that it is easier (and lighter) than ever to hike into the wilderness.

My friend bought me this gem from 1975: "Roughing It Easy: A Unique Ideabook for Camping and Cooking," which teaches you how to fry eggs and bacon on rocks, how to make a pineapple upside-down cake in the woods, and last but not least, how to make a cake in an orange. These people were not messing around.

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A Close-Call Creek Crossing That Changed Me For Good

A Close-Call Creek Crossing That Changed Me For Good

Has the internet ruined hot springs?

Has the internet ruined hot springs?