Tag Archives: Hiking

Out with the old, in with the new


  I bought my first pair of KEENs four years ago, about a week before going on the first Brother-in-Laws’ hike. The first Brother-in-Laws’ hike was a five-day march up the Ho River Valley to the Blue Glacier on the backside of … Continue reading

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A worthy read!


It is a simple formula. We need new jobs in this country. We can create new jobs by buying American made shoes, socks, pants, cars, freezers instead of foreign-made shoes, socks, pants, cars and freezers. So I am always on … Continue reading

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The one thing we all require


Nothing enforces utility like backpacking. We just got back from hiking up to the Necklace Valley.  During the steep stretch of the hike, we gained 2600 feet of elevation in two miles.  It makes me tired just writing that.  When … Continue reading

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How to hike like an American without breaking a sweat


Hiking is a trifecta for me. I get to exercise my somewhat rotund body. I get to see beauty in the form of mountains, trees, animals and flowers. And best of all, I get to spend lots of time with my son.  … Continue reading

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These things are as light as a …..


The picture on the banner of my blog depicts Little Annapurna, a wonderful peak in the Enchantment Range in the Alpine Lake Wilderness Area in central Washington State.  Last August I went on a five-day hike to the Enchantments with my … Continue reading

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It’s like sleeping on air. No really


Hiking has been a Briggs’ family activity for many years.  My father and I often hiked in the Cascade Mountains near our home in Seattle while I was growing up.  Now my son Benjamin and I carry on the Briggs’ hiking tradition each … Continue reading

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