Lavaredo Ultra Trail is a 120km ultra trail race with 5800m of elevation gain in the Dolomites.  Training I logged less than 500 miles of running in 2017 before the race. I should have run a lot more often considering how mild this winter was in Toronto. A significant portion of the runs were done… Read More

Pre Race I arrived at Hong Kong in the afternoon of Dec. 30th. After I picked up the racer pack at Fo Tan (火炭), I walked around downtown and did some sightseeing in the evening. I may have lingered on the street of the Pearl of the Orient too long that my hamstring felt a  little… Read More

Goals: [easytable width=”500px”] Goal, Description, Completed? A, <3:05, No B, <3:10, No C, <3:15, No [/easytable]   Training: I started training after I got back from my summer backpacking trip. For the most part, I followed Pfitzinger’s 12/55 plan. Despite the unusually warm weather in Toronto, I would often skip recovery runs, so my weekly mileage… Read More

From Aug. 27th to Aug. 31st, I spent five days backpacking in Denali National Park, Alaska. Preparation: A backpacking trip in Denali is very hard to prepare. They have one of the most strict quota systems I have had to go through. The park is divided into a few dozen units. Instead of controlling for the… Read More

Chilkoot is a 33 mile trail from Dyea, AK to Bennett, BC. My friend Rani and I did the hike from Aug. 22nd to Aug. 24th in 2016. History: Chilkoot Trail was a traditional route used by stampeders during Klondike gold rush over 100 years ago. The stampeders would come by boat to Skagway, AK,… Read More

Donjek Route is a 60 mile backcountry route in Kluane National Park, Yukon Territory. My friend Rani and I did the route from Aug. 13th to Aug. 19th in 2016. Trip Planning: Not a lot of people have done the route. Fortunately, a number of them have uploaded their GPS tracks. We built our map… Read More

关于户外装备的选择欧美已经有了很多讨论,在大方向上有了基本统一的意见。考虑到国外网站访问起来比较困难,且讨论多是英文,所以我决定用中文写一点我在装备上的经验… Read More

This is the third part of the write-up for my JMT trip in June 2015. Red’s Meadow to Tuolomne Meadow: Right next to Red’s Meadow, Devil’s Postpile draws thousands of visitors  every year. But soon after I got back on trail, everything quieted down again. I settled down at Thousand Island Lake on Jun. 17th. Albeit… Read More

This is the second part of the write-up for my JMT trip in June 2015. Road’s End to Kings River via Sierra High Route: From Road’s End, Sierra High Routes follows Copper Creek trail and winds up for 6000 feet. This is a gruesome climb. It took me more than 4 hours to finally reach the end of… Read More

John Muir Trail is a 211 mile trail between Yosemite and Mt Whitney. It is wildly regarded as one of the best trails in the world. I hiked (most of) the trail northbound from Jun. 6th to Jun. 19th, with some detour on Sierra High Route from Road’s End to Mather Pass. Logistics: I flew… Read More