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The Ptarmigan Traverse Extended Trek

“We were wanderers from the beginning.” Thus Carl Sagan begins his book Pale Blue Dot. How true for many of my friends and I, thus the lure of long wilderness treks in beautiful high country is hard to resist. Nature wanderers moving to NCW soon hear of the Ptarmigan Traverse......

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Toughest Race on the Planet?

Primal Quest -- a 10-day endurance race entailing mountaineering, running, cross-country trekking, biking, whitewater kayaking and more--has a bit of hubris in billing itself as the toughest human endurance competition. How hard is it?