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]

Trip Report – Parker Woodland

January 28, 2017 smokebeard 0

I’ve spent the past few weekends rambling in the Parker Woodland Audubon preserve here in western RI.   There’s 2 great things about it, in addition to being a short drive: no dogs, and no hunting.  It’s perfect for going […more]