A Planning Guide to the John Wayne Pioneer Trail

A Planning Guide to the John Wayne Pioneer Trail   Washington State’s John Wayne Pioneer Trail and Iron Horse State Park is just emerging as a premier long-distance multi-use trail. Built along the old “Milwaukee Road” railroad grade the trail stretches from North Bend to the Idaho border, although the further east you go from the Snoqualmie Tunnel, the worse the trail conditions get. The trail is a multi-use trail open to hikers, bicycles, horses,[…]

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Keeping a pack organized using Packing Cubes

Keeping a Pack Organized

I like traveling with a back-pack. There was a time when I hated it – when I would have killed for roll-aboard to drag around the city streets. And then, when I was in my 20’s there was the whole traveling with a trombone thing where the trombone was on my back so my luggage needed to be somewhere else making a rolling suitcase essential. Now, though, my Vaude pack goes everywhere I go, whether[…]

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