Cascade Trail Blue-Blaze Footnote (Andover, ME)

The blue-blaze was the Cascade Trail. The journal entry on Sept 22nd says that we cut off two miles – which matches up exactly the 2004 Maine A.T. Map #7. Also see n2/backpackingfiles/longdistancetrails/appalachiantrailonly/at1994thruhike/andovermaineblueblaze folder which has a great map of this area from Maine Trail Finder (https://www.mainetrailfinder.com/trails/trail/dunn-falls-trail). The Cascade Trail descends 0.9 miles to the A.T. – and the 1994 Maine Guidebook page 142 has details … [Read more...]

Interesting article at Wired about a mysterious long-distance…

Interesting article at Wired about a mysterious long-distance #hiker found dead in his tent in 2017 whose identity is still unknown. https://ift.tt/3868YGI https://ift.tt/2I6cxl2 from Tumblr https://ift.tt/32avXfM via IFTTT … [Read more...]

Working on a podcast to release before Thanksgiving. Any ideas…

Working on a podcast to release before Thanksgiving. Any ideas for freeze-dried/instant #backpacking foods to taste test during the show? Already have chicken/dumplings, instant potatoes, green beans, and dehydrated dessert. Can’t seem to find powdered beer .. https://ift.tt/35WHoc3 from Tumblr https://ift.tt/369Cskz via IFTTT … [Read more...]

Need a backpacking podcast to get you in the mood for Halloween…

Need a backpacking podcast to get you in the mood for Halloween tonight? Then check out “12 Ways to Die In The Backcountry”. Recorded last October with Cardiac and Drone Boy, but still a classic: https://ift.tt/2Ggp4SF https://ift.tt/34KigWR from Tumblr https://ift.tt/3mCg8Xh via IFTTT … [Read more...]

Just went through a stuffsack of treasures from my son’s…

Just went through a stuffsack of treasures from my son’s #backpacking past. He drives now. End of an era. Glad we had the time when we did. #besthikeswithkids https://ift.tt/3e1cbrY from Tumblr https://ift.tt/3owVrxJ via IFTTT … [Read more...]

My #Helinox Zero Chair is so lightweight that it has found…

My #Helinox Zero Chair is so lightweight that it has found it’s way in to the campfire more than once. One wind gust while you are grabbing firewood, hanging a bear bag, etc. and this is what you get. Before and after shot with a new and recently purchased seat cover. https://ift.tt/31JmbkS from Tumblr https://ift.tt/3kvLkXr via IFTTT … [Read more...]

Sunset near Hog Pen Gap on the #Appalachian Trail…

Sunset near Hog Pen Gap on the #Appalachian Trail https://t.co/okPlYna7Ov from Tumblr https://ift.tt/357gtds via IFTTT … [Read more...]

Watching the sun set at Wildcat Mountain near the…

Watching the sun set at Wildcat Mountain near the #ApplachianTrail. https://ift.tt/2T64B5E from Tumblr https://ift.tt/3k8DL8N via IFTTT … [Read more...]

Dan Kreesberg talks about raising an outdoor kid. Episode 80 is…

Dan Kreesberg talks about raising an outdoor kid. Episode 80 is here. https://ift.tt/2FiBadn https://ift.tt/3lzaVPn from Tumblr https://ift.tt/30Oi72f via IFTTT … [Read more...]

Have some friends #backpacking on Cumberland Island, GA this…

Have some friends #backpacking on Cumberland Island, GA this weekend. https://t.co/HhfqeF3iUL from Tumblr https://ift.tt/3ltDT39 via IFTTT … [Read more...]