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