Epic adventures come in two flavors: The kind you’re happy to survive, and the kind you can’t wait to repeat. This ski tour through the vast wilderness north of Fairbanks could easily fall into the former category—if not for the cozy huts and well-marked trails that make its plentiful attractions accessible. In fact, I’ve journeyed there twice for this 11-day, 92-mile loop a hair south of the Arctic Circle, in the White Mountains National Recreation Area (it’s easy to create a shorter trip).
Camping is in my blood. So when my daughter Rosie was born there was no question that I was going to share the mysteries of the wilderness with her. And what better place and time to camp with a baby than the north rim of the Grand Canyon during the mild summer season? The 10-hour drive from Denver—a breeze for my wife, Jordan, and me pre-Rosie—had to be broken up into smaller chunks for the infant strapped in a car seat (naps only got us so far).
Many of us started camping when we were young and very single. And as such, the standard single sleeping bag worked fine. But what happens when you find that perfect adventure partner for life? You get a double sleeping bag. To be fair, double sleeping bags are tricky and fickle things. Despite the advantage of sharing body heat, they never trap heat as well as a single bag. There’s no cinching the hood down to the size of your mouth or nose.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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