Possibly the most iconic multi-day traverse in North America, the Bugs to Rogers Traverse spans three mountain ranges, 80+ miles of distance, and over 30k vertical feet of elevation gain.
Though the challenges don’t come in the numbers alone, the route is littered with complex navigational challenges, sudden and savage storms, crucial and consequential decision-making, and surviving in the wild with nothing but your wits and what’s in your pack. It’s no meadow-skipping glacier cruise, the Bugs to Rogers Traverse is a full-on test of mountain skills and mental grit.
This is Part 1 in a 3-part episodic series of The FIFTY documenting the classic line, the Bugs to Rogers Traverse. Part 2 will be released on December 14th, 2022 and Part 3 will be released on December 28th, 2022.