Concessions…

First, a quick update on upcoming hikes: In a few weeks, Deep Woods and I will set off from VA Hwy 42 (just down the road from Bear Garden Hostel) and shoot for Pearisburg, VA. That’s just shy of 80 trail miles.  We would have preferred to do more but that’s all that time would … Continue reading Concessions…

Inch By Inch, Step By Step…

Another installment of my long, slow crawl to Katahdin is now complete.  Links to all of the pics here.  My total AT miles now stands at about 690.  Once again, we were blessed with great weather during the hike…and some nice shelters for when the skies opened up and rain began to fall.  We didn’t … Continue reading Inch By Inch, Step By Step…

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