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

10 Reasons to Go Hiking and Backpacking with an Umbrella

10 Reasons to Go Hiking and Backpacking with an Umbrella Thanks to Francis Tapon for writing this thorough blog on the backpacking umbrella. I’ve had a Golite umbrella (now collectors item) for the last 6 years but haven’t really gone down the path of considering it an essential piece of my gear setup. My main … More 10 Reasons to Go Hiking and Backpacking with an Umbrella

Mr. Woody

September 10 Mileage 19.25 Harts Pass 2630 to Woody Pass 2649 It’s before dawn and Meander is working to set up his little wood fired stove. Despite the cold we emerge. Frozen hands make the packing up slow. After at least a 3 lb. crap, I finally join the group at the wood stove where … More Mr. Woody