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climbing photo

It was on a container of Häagen-Dazs ice cream that I read the label: “Before eating, briefly remove from freezer in order to temper the flavor and consistency of the ice cream.” Climbing tales are similar: after the experience a story develops, undergoing a process of tempering and hopefully, with time, a flavorful story emerges …
– Joe Yelverton

photo by Bill Bonner     

how to submit a trip

Information that is particularly helpful includes:
  • mapped location
  • distance
  • elevation gain/loss
  • condition of trail/route
  • hazards such as
    • avalanche danger
    • tidal currents
    • rock rubble
    • insects and bees’ nests
    • washouts
    • temporary trail closures

Tell the pleasant parts of your tip, too.
Submit any trip, hard/easy, ordinary/exotic.
We may edit or cut your report.
Pictures are encouraged.
Send us a handwritten report if necessary and we’ll type it in.

We’ll use the following categories to describe your trip:

  • Canoeing/Kayaking/Water Trips
  • Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing
  • Cross Country
  • Climbing/Scrambling
  • Mountain Biking
  • Animal Assisted Travel
  • Hiking

On a more technical note, if you upload via the Internet we can view and modify data from any major word processing program. If you have pictures to upload, they will need to be in jpeg format. We limit stories to 3 pictures with a size limit of 100k total. If you have any trouble meeting any of these criteria, don’t hesitate to send us an e-mail at webmaster@backcountryfood.com for technical assistance.

Thank you.

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