Stories tagged: long-distance hiking
Sun., Nov. 27, 2016, 4:12 a.m.
Elite hiker addresses trials encountered on trails
Jeff Garmire of Vancouver, Washington, hiked America’s three iconic long-distance routes – the Appalachian, Pacific Crest and Continental Divide trails – this year.
Wed., May 4, 2016, 6:45 p.m.
Hiking like a hobbit: Dave Murray takes on the Continental Divide barefoot
J.R.R. Tolkien’s little Lord of the Rings heroes walked all through Middle Earth in bare feet. Dave Murray, of Missoula, plans to hike the Continental Divide Trail the same way. …
Sun., May 25, 2014, 6:46 a.m.
2,700 miles later: Speed-hiking queen of the PCT
“I ’m not a particularly fast walker,” Heather Anderson said – much to the relief of her interviewer – as she hiked a North Idaho trail last week. “The difference …
Sun., May 13, 2012, 6:28 a.m.
Long-distance relationship: Sandpoint couple scores backpacking Triple Crown
After enduring six months backpacking the Appalachian Trail, Phil Hough and Deb Hunsicker were pretty sure their relationship was good for the long haul. They confirmed they could go the …
Sun., May 13, 2012, 6:27 a.m.
North Idaho hikers find peak place close to home
The Scotchman Peaks area northeast of Lake Pend Oreille is a roadless area the Sandpoint couple prizes. For seven years, Hough and Hunsicker have been leaders in Friends of the …
Sun., May 13, 2012, 6:11 a.m.
Backpackers gear down for long distance hikes
Phil Hough and Deb Hunsicker have winnowed their long-distance hiking gear to a base weight (sans food and water) of 15-19 pounds, depending on how many luxuries they bring, such …