Pre-Trail Update

Got a call from Bear Garden Hostel informing us that 24 the mi section of trail from VA 16 (Mt Rogers NRA HQ) north to VA 42 has been closed due to an ongoing crime investigation.  Its been reported that a mentally unstable individual, James Jordan (trail name "Sovereign"), who had been apprehended a few … Continue reading Pre-Trail Update

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Continuing The Long, Slow Crawl to Katahdin

Almost go time.  Just need to make a final decision on which layers and shelter I'm taking, throw it all in the pack and hit the trail.  I've been watching the forecast and (fingers crossed) it looks like we may have some nice weather.  I sure hope so because, with the exception of a few … Continue reading Continuing The Long, Slow Crawl to Katahdin

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