Gear Talk- Selkirk Bear bag, Sawyer SP160 Gravity Bag, Alcos Alcohol Stove

Food safety and prep on the trail is essential to any good hike. Check out what I’ll be taking out onto the AT with me later this year

The Shakedown- Postlude Part 2- Can I get a Witness?! And some water?

Part 2 of my Shakedown hike at Green Lane Reservoir. Follow along as I meet Matthew, run out of water, and experience a good hearted trail magic.

Trail Tourist- Green Lane Reservoir and the Man Scout

I met Mike Sedor through a work buddy.  I was told that Mike had recently retired as a carpenter and was Thru Hiking the AT last year when he got injured and had to come off the trail. After an email introduction, Mike and I decided to get together and have coffee.  Three hours laterContinue reading “Trail Tourist- Green Lane Reservoir and the Man Scout”

The Shakedown Part 2

The Gear I have spent so much time collecting and putting together my pack for the AT that sometimes its easy to forget how much there actually is that goes into living in the mountains for a few days with everything you need on your back.  It feels like every time I turn around thereContinue reading “The Shakedown Part 2”

The Shakedown Part 1

The Plan Now that I have my gear in order and my pack loaded, I think it is time for a shakedown hike.  “What’s a shakedown?” It’s a test run.  Plain and simple.  Here’s what I’m doing Thursday morning I’m going to Green Lane Park.  An amazing place surrounded by great trails, fishing, and recreationalContinue reading “The Shakedown Part 1”