Phil's Phield Notes

Looking back toward Guitar Lake
Here I'm looking back from near Trail Crest (Whitney) upon Hitchcock Lakes (left), Guitar Lake (right), and Crabtree Meadow further back. From the penultimate day of my John Muir Trail hike. *

A rather hodge-podge collection of things relating to backpacking, hiking, camping, and travel in the West.

*This site may be moving to WordPress.
In the twenty years since I first put up these pages, the need for things like basic backcountry information has been taken up by others. I'm experimenting with these pages here: and also using @phieldnotes as a Twitter handle here.

Big Bend National Park
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Wheeler Peak (New Mexico)
Weminuche Wilderness Area (Colorado)
John Muir Trail (California)
JMT Trail log
Indian Peaks Wilderness (Colorado)

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There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot.
--Aldo Leopold, "Sand County Almanac"

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