Making a selection this time was even harder than last autumn. A truly excellent crop of reports. In the end I picked three, all of which happened in places with which I have very fond associations. I visited the Trinity, King range, and Mattole area during a college intership out of Arcata a decade ago, and had the fortune to explore many corners of the Grand Canyon when we lived in Prescott (a location looking more appealing with every rain shower).

Vote for your favorite below. You may only vote once (unless you are sneaky, in which case exercise restraint). Voting is open until this coming Monday at midnight, MDT.

Tommy’s Trinity Alps backpack. (photo by Tommy)


Matt’s Little Colorado River descent. I highly recommend you read all parts. (photo by Matt)


Jills NorCal bike tour. Read all sections! (photo by Jill)