I have heard that Yosemite is a beautiful place. I wouldn't know, since the PCT apparently doesn't go through the beautiful part of the park. My main memories of Yosemite are of mud and swarms of mosquitoes. I had trusted the advice of other hikers and brought along some ultralight gloves and netting to protect … Continue reading Arrest!
I have a general goal of eventually posting on the most frequent questions I get regarding long-distance backpacking. Perhaps some day, this site will have enough information to divert traffic from other thru-hiking forums and save people the $19.95 they would otherwise pay for a book written by an expert in this field. Of course, … Continue reading Resupply on the PCT
My base weight when backpacking is 12 lbs. On occasion, I have more than doubled my base weight by carrying one item: Water. Water is as almost as necessary to life as breathing. Thus, one of the most basic provisions we are given in America is good, clean water. However, government infrastructure does not extend … Continue reading Water in the wilderness