With the coming holiday of Thanksgiving in the U.S. I have been reflecting a lot on how I got here to this place in my life of hiking. The people and places that have shaped my experiences.
It's true, I have a problem. It's an obsession really. Patches. Or more specifically collecting them. I suppose the collection started innocently enough. I wanted a keepsake to remind me where I’d been on one of my first hiking trips. Some might say it's gotten out of control.
One of the best ways to prepare for a backpacking trip is to do a shakedown trip or two. Especially if you will be tackling a lot of miles with a group. Shakedowns give you time to hone your personal and group gear down to what you really need. It offers the chance to learn … Continue reading #Latergram: Weekend Shakedown
Journaling is a wonderful way to slow down and reflect on any experience. It can be used to record statistics and observations. To capture impressions and feelings. Keeping a hiking journal can combine any one of those or all of the facts and emotions around your hiking experiences. But first an admission I hate to … Continue reading Hiking Journals