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]

Blue Hills End2End2End

June 25, 2019 smokebeard 3

To celebrate the beginning of Summer, and to take advantage of the long days, I drove up to Massachusetts to knock off a long-held goal of mine, a traverse, and back, of the Blue Hills park. Map is here. The […more]

PCT2018 Gear List

March 2, 2018 smokebeard 2

(Originally published at The Trek) I have a few purchases left to make, but right now my gear list is pretty solid. Pack weight is just at 13 lbs, and that includes a 1 lb fudge-factor for things like chapstick, […more]

New Year, New Plan, New Blog

January 14, 2018 smokebeard 0

I’ve been invited to write for The Trek, a thruhiking blog site!    This new site is going to be the primary source for my PCT musings, but don’t worry, this site will remain, to chronicle my other hiking adventures.  […more]