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

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…

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