2019 Trail Days Parade – Class of 1994

Walking in the 2019 Trail Days hiker parade with the Class of 1994 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of our thru-hike. … [Read more...]

On the trail last weekend with dog Ridge at Lookoff Mountain #besthikeswithdogs https://ift.tt/37HVEr9

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Sunset from Lookoff Mountain last Saturday night. Temps in the 20’s overnight, but lot’s of sunshine in Georgia last weekend. https://ift.tt/3dAv4E2

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First steps headed northbound on the Appalachian Trail from Springer Mountain https://ift.tt/37fGHw7

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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...]