So this afternoon I accidentally soaked my pack and everything in it. Later I had problems with my cell phone and finally gave up in frustration (WHY does Apple have to make everything so complicated? Please stop asking for my !@#$%! ID every time I want to do anything!). Then… Continue reading →
More photos posted on Facebook in an album called Adventures 2019. The photo above was taken just at sunset on Saturday evening.
My hiking clothes and gear choices have changed somewhat since the last time I posted but not by a lot. I’m tired of thinking about what to bring, what to wear — I just want to DO IT! The stuff is laid out in columns, as you can sort of… Continue reading →
It’s a grey winter morning, suitably dreary given my mood. I’ve got a million details to deal with and there’s only a week left before we start our decent of the Grand Canyon. I know I’m vastly unprepared to take on this tough a hike. I know I’ve bitten off… Continue reading →
Laura and I are splitting a duffel bag for the mules to haul down to Phantom Ranch this time. It’ll be filled with what we’ll need for two overnights and one day in between. Nevertheless, I will want to carry enough stuff with me on the trail that I’ll need… Continue reading →
Laura and I were aiming for making it up to the fire lookout tower on top of Escudilla Mountain this coming Friday. We’re getting closer to our Grand Canyon hike and both of us have been feeling like we need a real test. The hike from Hulsey Lake up to… Continue reading →
In just under seven weeks I’ll be leaving for Grand Canyon. That means one month and seventeen days to prepare. It means forty-eight days. Not that I’m counting. Yesterday my friend Laura — who’ll be doing the Canyon with me — and I repeated a hike from the week before. … Continue reading →
Boots. They aren’t all made for walking. Continue reading →