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Backpacking Trip Reports

Backpacking & Hiking Trip Reports

Listed below is an index of backpacking trips I’ve gone on in chronological order. Click on the link to view a detailed trip report, which includes photos, videos, gpx files, maps, and more. These are some of the most detailed backpacking trip reports available on the web, some with over 17k words. If you are looking to hike one of these trails, you won’t find better information anywhere!

 

Eagles Nest Wilderness, CO (July 2017) – 4 Days, 25 Miles
Pinto Valley Wilderness, NV (March 2017) – 3 Days, 25 Miles
Coxcomb Mountains (Joshua Tree National Park), CA (Dec 2016) – 3 Days, 25 Miles
10 Day Sierra Loop Hike – Kings Canyon National Park & John Muir Wilderness, CA (Aug 2016) – 10 Days, 95 Miles
West Fork Foss Lakes Trail – Alpine Lakes Wilderness, WA (June 2016) – 4 Days, 20 Miles
Sierra Ancha Wilderness, AZ (May 2016) – 3 Days, 30 Miles
Big Bend National Park, TX (January 2016) – 7 Days, 85 Miles
North Country Trail Section Hike – HWY 131 To Mesick, MI (December 2015) – 2 Days, 25+ Miles
High Uintas Wilderness, UT (August 2015) – 8 Days, 95 Miles
Pigeon River Country State Forest, MI (July 2015) – 2.5 Days, 22 Miles
Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness, MI (June 2015)
Manistee River, MI (May 2015) – 3 Days, ~27 Miles
Pigeon River Country State Forest, MI (January 2015) – 4 days, 11 miles
Wind River Range, WY (August 2014) – 8 days, 100 miles
Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness, MI (July 2014) – 4 days, 30 miles
Jordan River Pathway, MI (May 2014) – 2 days, 21 miles
Black Forest Trail, PA (April 2014) – 4 days, 40 miles
Superstition Wilderness, AZ (January 2014) – 7 days, 92 miles
Weminuche Wilderness, CO (August 2013) – 6 days, 48 miles
High Country Pathway, MI (May 2013) – 4 days, 82 miles
Superstition Wilderness, AZ (March 2013) – 4 days, 20 miles
Linville Gorge Wilderness, NC (October 2012) – 5 days, 33 miles
Maroon Bells Wilderness, CO (July/August 2012) – 6 days, 38 miles
Dolly Sods Wilderness, WV (June 2012) – 4 days, 22 miles
Gila Wilderness, NM (May 2012) – 6 days, 45 miles
Big Bend National Park, TX (January 2012) – 5 days, 40 miles
Porcupine Mountains, MI (October 2011) – 3 days, 35 miles
Manistee River, MI  (September/October 2011)
Pigeon River Country State Forest, MI (August 2011)
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, MI (June 2011) – 5 days, 42 miles
Manistee River, MI  (September 2010)
Juniper Prairie Wilderness, FL (April 2010)

Note: The trips that don’t have links represent hikes I have not added to this site.

2 Responses

  1. Aaryn Olsson

    Thanks for posting the Gila Wilderness trip report. I realize that was a few years ago but I just happened to drive by and see the catwalks the other day, followed by the incredible views of Sacaton Mtn, and had to find out more about the access points to this obviously rugged area. Yours was the first (and so far only) backpacking trip report I’ve found. I’ve spent a fair bit of time in the southwestern area of the Gila and it’s not as steep as that area but the area has always been a favorite of mine. Your report will help me plan for a trip with my kids one of these days. I have three small ones and just getting started with backpacking so having big goals like this one, which is only a 4-hr drive from our house, will help motivate us in the meantime.

    Cheers!

    September 6, 2016 at 11:48 am

    • MetalBackpacker
      MetalBackpacker

      No problem, glad it was useful to you! I definitely got the impression that the area is not heavily used. How does it look out there these days? With the fire burning close to 300k acres, I wonder what was spared.

      September 6, 2016 at 8:09 pm

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