Black Diamond 2023 Distance Packs

Those Black Diamond Distance Packs we all know and love – they just got even better. We were stoked to have been a part of that process and even more stoked that the packs we use almost every single day, are now even more dialed to perfection. A few small things that needed tweaking, got tweaked, while a couple of things missing, got added.

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Trail Running Red Slate Mountain

Red Slate Mountain was meant to be a run in Sierra Trail Runs : A Guide to the Eastside. But, during the making of the book, it got pushed back until it was too late. The curtain dropped early for our 2021 season with October snowfall.

As a result, running Red Slate sat at the top of the list for fall 2022. When we finally got to it, it didn’t disappoint. In fact it’s a brilliant run and easy peak climb that needs mention, a kind of freebie from us.

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Climbing Middle Palisade Peak

Doing Middle Palisade is just that.

Doing. Not running.

If you’re looking for a great trail running experience, you might refer to our book or some of the other runs we suggest in our posts here.

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Running Mt. Whitney in Winter

There’s one surefire way to avoid headaches for getting yourself up the lower 48’s highest summit. Go when it’s miserable. The thing is, it doesn’t have to be miserable if you pay attention to conditions and time things right. Running Mt. Whitney in winter isn’t only possible, it’s advisable. We’ve successfully done it two winters in a row, had ideal weather and seen a total of six people. It’s been anything but miserable.

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