AT countdown, a stray goat and a new pack…

In just a few weeks, mine and Deep Woods' quest to take the longest amount of time ever to hike the Appalachian Trail continues!  Five years as of last spring to get to Damascus, VA.  I suppose we should slow down, just to make sure we reach the summit of Katahdin on our dying breaths.  … Continue reading AT countdown, a stray goat and a new pack…

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Laid Up And A Slight Change in Plans…

Nasty head and chest colds had Loonie and I laid up over the weekend so Sunday it was all football, watching the snow fall and day dreaming about warmer days ahead. We didn't get near as much snow as predicted but it's been bitterly cold out and more of the same may be in store. … Continue reading Laid Up And A Slight Change in Plans…

This year's fall AT trip in the Shenandoah's scrubbed due to injury.  Loonie's doing better but it'll likely be spring '19 before we can get out again. More to come ...

A Bunch Of Thoughts On Gear After the Spring 2018 Hike

Katadyn's BeFree Filter:  Great...but... Deep Woods and I each used a Katadyn BeFree this time around, filtering nearly 40 liters apiece over the course of the trip.  Not enough to give a fair evaluation, especially considering that nearly all sources filtered from were clear and gunk-free.  No issues whatsoever though.  Flow rate was great.  Certainly better … Continue reading A Bunch Of Thoughts On Gear After the Spring 2018 Hike