“Hear the roaring vastness of a great valley, or the sigh of wind in the treetops, or the eternal thunder of breakers on the shore. Then go back and speak to the world from your heart.”
– Randy Stoltmann

Version 2

I’m an avid lightweight hiker, decent skier, mediocre mountaineer, fledgling packrafter and aspiring climber.

My travels include thru-hiking the 2660 mile Pacific Crest Trail in 2014 with my wife Tara, completing the Bob Marshall Wilderness Open in 2012, 2013,  2015 and 2017, and hiking the Great Divide Trail in 2017.

Here you’ll find trip reports, beta, gear reviews and environmental musings.

If you want to get in touch, email durston.dan@gmail.com

Western Larch in Washington
Western Larch in Washington

7 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi! Great trip reports here. Heading to Vancouver area and looking to packraft for a 3-4 day trip. I’d love to know if you have any suggestions!


    1. I’ve still got a lot of stuff I’d like to do with tents and packs, so I’m pretty occupied for the time being. Trekking poles already seem pretty good (e.g. Locus Gear CP3s are my favourite) so I’m not sure I have much to add there, but it could happen down the road.


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