James Murren

About James Murren

James Murren is the author of 3 books and numerous outdoor adventure and travel articles. More of his writings are available at: https://jamesmurren.com/

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The Literal Leave No Trace of Snowshoeing

While snowshoeing this winter, several times I thought of the ethic that permeates many of our minds when out on the trail: Leave No Trace. Aside from possibly unintentionally dropping a snack wrapper or whatever, snowshoeing really does exactly … Continue reading


Suicide Rock, Idyllwild, CA

Suicide Rock is a popular 7.5 mile moderate-to-strenuous hike/snowshoe in Idyllwild, CA. Elevation gain is approximately 1800 feet. The hike begins at Deer Springs trailhead along Highway 243, about a mile north of town. The trail is open year-round, with … Continue reading


To The Top: Yaktrax on Mt. San Jacinto, Palm Springs

Palm Springs, CA and snow are two things that most people would not put together in their minds. Nevertheless, if you are in the desert resort town that has a fixation on mid-century modernism and want to take a break … Continue reading


El Niño Snowshoeing in the Laguna Mountains of San Diego

East of San Diego’s famous sun drenched beaches, some 40 miles as a bird flies, sit the Laguna Mountains, reaching more than 6,000 feet into the blue sky.  Up there, amidst conifers, oaks, and meadows, are numerous trails spanning the … Continue reading


Yosemite’s Dewey Point via the Ridge Trail

I pulled off Glacier Point Road where it ends in the winter and into the Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area, got my things together and then walked over to the trail head area for Dewey Point. Strapping on … Continue reading