Monday, October 10, 2011


I did my first planned training hike today. Six miles with a 20 pound pack in two hours. In six months I hope to be up to 13-15 miles with a 30 pound pack, three to four times a week.  I hope this slow build to higher miles will do the necessary strength building I need to be successful with next years hike, whatever I end up doing.

Just a nice image from the JMT hike last summer.

Sometimes, in the middle of the night when I can't sleep, I get out my camera and take pictures. Here is a goofy self portrait. Like that crazy head gear? I made it from a kit I bought online from Ray Jardine.  For those of you who don't know about RJ, he is the godfather of the lightweight gear movement. A bit of an egocentric guy but most people who are driven to innovate are sort of self involved, don't cha think?