Halfmile used to maintain free maps, compiled from public sources and updated by hikers, for hikers. There’s a decent amount of work needed to keep these current. For a number of reasons, they’re no longer being updated. The new NatGeo […more]
I talk about five bad days I had while hiking the PCT. Instead of bragging about how everything was great, here’s a dose of reality.
From solo Lone Wolf hikers to Caravans of a dozen, I discuss social dynamics on long distance trails.
Now that I’m off trail and home for a bit, I’ve been doing some thinking about the trip as a whole. People ask me “what was it like?” and I reply, lamely, “awesome.” It’s hard to summarize or boil the […more]
If you’re looking for another story of swashbuckling adventure, filled with daring pickup truck hitches, pictures of snowy peaks, and musings on the proper way to eat couscous, this won’t be for you. Old uncle Smokebeard’s going to get a […more]