Saucony Excursion TR7

I decided in 2014, after reading Andrew Skurka’s book, The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide, and signing up for one of his guided trips that I would retire my old (2011) Keen hiking shoes – a low height, waterproof bulky shoe and try a very light trail runner that would drain well, avoid a break-in period,…

Marmot Ultra Kompressor

After ruining my trusty Mountainsmith lumbar pack (more on that later) I was looking around for a new day pack for the 2014 season. I poked around online looking at various options offered by cottage industries but really liked the option presented by Marmot. As luck would have it, the day before the hike while…

Blogging and FB

I’ve had the urge to blog again.  It’s an odd habit, I admit.  I used to keep diaries back in the day, but prefer to type rather than write. That said, I do keep a paper journal with to-do lists, notes and all that as well. Part of this move to “getting back” to blogging…

Blog? What’s that?

I so don’t blog anymore. I’m not sure why – I’m certainly as verbose as I’ve always been.  FB, in a way, has been the death of my personal online diary which pretty aptly describes my blog. I think maybe it’s time to change things up.