The 36 Hour Travel Day

October 30 – November 1 2022 This is maybe the first time I’ve ever flown out of Arcata in the middle of the day which I have to say is pretty darn nice. Sure beats the 4am wakeup for the morning flight. Despite pockets of fog upon arrival at the airport, departure is clear skies … More The 36 Hour Travel Day

Gokyo – Cho La Pass – Everest Base Camp Gear List

Post-trip GEAR REVIEW 15KG WEIGHT LIMIT *took to Nepal but had to cut due to weight limit#things I took on the trek but didn’t need/use marmot long hauler duffel bag – large zpacks arc blast 52L pack zpacks 0F wide long bag with draft tube*thermarest xtherm long foam sit pad *gossamer gear 1/8″ pad toilet kit: (snow stake, tp, hand … More Gokyo – Cho La Pass – Everest Base Camp Gear List

Chilkoot: One Month Out

I’ll be setting foot on the Chilkoot Trail in exactly one month from today. I’m like, oh my gosh I need to get everything ready…….and then I’m like, wait, I think I’m ready. I figure that about a week out from departure I’ll check the weather and then I will know what gear I’m taking. … More Chilkoot: One Month Out

Backcountry Ninjas on the Brain – 11 Days Until Departure

It doesn’t really matter that I can’t remember the words to almost any song. But people burst out in song and they are magically bonded for life. Oh well. Even the star spangled banner seems a little foggy. And it’s not just that I’m getting older. This thing has been this thing for as long … More Backcountry Ninjas on the Brain – 11 Days Until Departure

CDT Gear List II

CDT Gear List oz. lb. zpacks 52L arc blast with hip belt pockets 18 zpacks 0F wide long bag 27.1 zpacks solplex tent w/stakes in big agnes stuff sac 19 64.1 4.0 thermarest Xtherm long 16.5 gossamer gear 1/8 pad 3.2 gossamer gear polycryo ground cloth 1.4 cocoon pillow 4.1 msr pack towel half 0.7 … More CDT Gear List II