Wilderness Travel

This World Wide Web page written by Dan Styer, Oberlin College Department of Physics and Astronomy;
last updated 16 July 2023.

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Idaho Centennial Trail Hiking Tips

My Fifty States Backpacking Project

Narratives: I started backpacking in 1969, when I was fourteen years old. Here are some of the essays I've written concerning my backpacking and other wilderness travel.

The Appalachian Trail in Maine (1978)

Swim story from the Appalachian Trail in Maine (1978)

Katahdin in Maine (1988)

Bourn Pond on the Long Trail in Vermont (1987 and 1989)

The Long Trail in Vermont (1982, 1987, and 1989)

Longs Peak in Colorado (1991)

Oil Creek State Park (with sons seven and five years old) in Pennsylvania (1997)

Heberly Run in Pennsylvania (2004)

Grand Canyon (2010)

The Mid State Trail in Pennsylvania (2011)

The Colorado Trail (2012)

The Idaho Centennial Trail (2013)

The Idaho Centennial Trail -- slide show (2013)

Jarbidge Wilderness in Nevada (2014)

Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness in Idaho (2015)

Canyons in Utah and Arizona (2016)

Na Pali cliffs on Kauai, Hawaii (2018)

The Flambeau: Paddling in the Wake of Aldo Leopold (Wisconsin, 2018)

In Search of Mulligan Island (Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Minnesota, 2019)

Vermilion River Ramble (Ohio, 2020)

Wind River Range (Wyoming, 2022)

Wallace Stegner in the High Uintas: Where and When (plan for Utah in 2023)

Recrossing into Eden (Utah, 2023)