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March 11, 2017

Summit Trail hike at Smith Rock State Park

To escape the last several weeks of never ending rain in Portland this spring, two friends and I headed to Smith Rock State Park in Central Oregon for camping and hiking on the Summit Trail.

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March 22, 2017

Gear upgrades for the 2017 backpacking season

I’ve made quite a few gear upgrades since the end of last year’s backpacking season, including a tent, sleeping quilt, rain jacket, insulated puffy, GPS device, and a camera. Beside replacing broken or lost gear, most of these items were upgraded so I could carry less weight while backpacking.