Phil's Phield Notes

From Guadalupe Peak Summit, 2000
El Capitan from the Summit of Guadalupe Peak, 2000 *

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)

Big Bend Chat

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I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
--Thoreau, "Walden"

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Phil Gavenda

Last updated: 2/17/2013 [an error occurred while processing this directive]