Tell most people you’ve been backpacking in the Russian Wilderness, and they’ll either look totally perplexed or wonder if you’re referring to one of the wintery settings in the film “Doctor Zhivago.”
We hadn’t been watching the classic movie or reading Boris Pasternak’s epic novel or, as some speculated, exploring the wilds of Siberian Russia. We had been exploring a section of the Russian Wilderness, a reclusive 12,000-acre wilderness.....
Build a trail from Mexico to Canada, and a trickle of hardy souls will see if they can cover it, pushing through parched desert, driving rain and sky-high fields of snow. Let Hollywood glamorize the trail a half-century later and the masses will arrive, prepared or not.
The Mail Tribune is doing a story on Pacific Crest Trail hikers and is looking to talk to any hikers willing to be interviewed and photographed.
We're reaching out to thru-hikers at or approaching Ashland, Oregon, or planning to camp at Callahan's Mountain Lodge.