Thursday, December 1, 2011

Cold feet

I finally got a chance to cool my feet
It was only after I got them dried off and warmed up again,
I thought about the photograph. it gets cold very quickly

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Everything's dry

But it looks like its gonna rain hard

Monday night keith and mark join me on the trail

Lastnight After we hiked, they collected firewood so I could dry my clothes before it rains again. they stayed to swap stories by the campfire. it was nice to have company, and beer!
Its 645 AM now, I can't believe the hunters haven't come creeping around.
I'm going to make breakfast and start my commute. if I want a newspaper it will add 10 miles to my day

Monday, November 28, 2011

Better than nothing

If I can get a campfire started have enough wood for the night ill be all set

Lunch time in my world

Karen dropped me at trailhead friday afternoon
Since then I've lived exclusively out of my backpack
Temperature is finally cool enough to want a jacket
But I smell so bad I just want to air out

Monday, November 7, 2011

South campus hike

Comfortable night for hiking 1 fleece was too much for the hike up the hill to skytop. but I'm not at all cold waiting here for keith. it's been dark since 5 pm no pictures to post just the weather report

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Gain weight

In the next 4 months I need to gain 15 or 20 pounds I am often  eating two breakfast 2 lunches and more beer then I should drink. today after making a big breakfast I made a turkey soup. from last night turkey dinner, 2 loaves of bread and baked chicken breast.
I will also reduce the number of miles I walk each  week to 50

Monday, October 24, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Changing shoes

only 4 months remaining before my departure. time to change into serious hiking shoes.
These scarpa hiking boots will be my preferred hiking footwear
From now through the smokey mountains some time in the spring

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011

Excellent trail stop

Halfway between mariposa and morgan hill state park on the corner of route 13 and morgan hill road Reakes country store has something for everyone. pickled everything from food to furniture hot and cold cider. And the folks here are real nice to hikers

Still raining

So it's still raining on and off the waterways are so swollen the sound permeate through the entire woods

More walking

I had no connection at this location all night I plan to walk a mile up the hill to my last known coverage area could there be sunshine in my future

Breakfast at hemlock lean to

Breakfast consisted of turkish coffee m r e pop tart vitamins and plenty of water my clothing is still hanging to dry from 2 nights ago cold wet rain for the whole weekend

Extended tour

I took a couple of detours yesterday. including this scenic path down irish hollow. the lighting was bad for photographs but I increase the distance between a lien two's by 5 miles. so my total miles hike sunday was 21 miles. I walked slowly and took many breaks it took just under9 hours

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Good night

Beans and crackers for dinner I plan to rinse my shirt out before bed I hope that fire burns all night and dries my clothes

Water purification

Sodium chlorite tablets take 4 hours to purify 1 liter of water

Funky fungi

I've never seen a fungus like this before

Harvesting water

Mariposa state park

16 miles in 4 hours with a 40 pound pack. luckily I got here just in time for lunch


Turkish coffee and hot oat meal

Good morning rain

I think I might make coffee to shake off the rain and warm my body from the inside

Friday, September 30, 2011

North country trail

I'm in my sleeping bag somewhere on the north country trail. chris brought me to trailhead we met keith and mark and hiked to the Hemlock Shelter. The Lean Too was filled with suny students we hiked another mile towards mariposa state park. the guys helped me set up camp now they have gone home and I am  laying in my hammock in the morning I will continue hiking to paradise garden lean to approximately 20 miles from here I hope I sleep good I'm going to need to be the 100 percent tomorrow

Friday, September 16, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Dehydrating fresh fruit

Karen bought cantelope at the market on saturday. I plan to dry fruit  every week until my departure then have Karen send monthly mail drops

Friday, July 29, 2011

Tinker falls

645 trails are mostly dry hiked in at the base of the falls climbed up the stream to behind the falls then up and over the ridge. we pressed on passed shakham road and up to the hemlock creek shelter. by 845 we needed headlamps. on our way back we chose shack ham road to 91 to make the last 2 miles easier. total distance for this hike was 8 miles. I walked 14 miles today before tinker falls that makes my personal total 4 today 22 miles

Friday weather 6:20 patches of pouring rain .Pompey at rt 20

6:40 sky is clear mostly sunny

Fridays hike

645 pm tinker falls