Pachaug Trail

Pachaug and Tippecansett

June 21, 2020 smokebeard 1

Both Pachaug and Tippecansett are real words.   In southeastern New England, there’s a lot of words like this.  It reminds me of a time in Providence when some obvious tourists asked me the names of the rivers.  “The Mohassuck and […more]

Long Trail Gear List and Resources

April 25, 2020 smokebeard 0

Enough people have asked me about my Long Trail gear list so I thought I would post it.   It’s similar, almost identical, to my PCT Gear List, with my Borah Gear tarp replacing my trusty Big Agness FlyCreek.   I hiked […more]

Crowds, companions, and solitude

February 13, 2020 smokebeard 0

To me, long distance hiking is a solo endeavor, a chance to get in touch with myself, and enjoy the solitude and wonder of nature as an active spectator. There are many who enjoy travelling in a Trail Family; some […more]