Posted in August 2012

Hiking with a Loaded Pack – Attempt #1

Hiking with a Loaded Pack – Attempt #1

Last weekend I went with a couple of friends for a hike at Sugarloaf Mountain in Maryland.  We planned on an eight mile loop.  Since I’ve never hiked with a pack (my experience to date is limited to car camping), I figured I’d load a pack to get a feel for it. I don’t have … Continue reading

The A.T. Guide – Navigating for Dummies

The A.T. Guide – Navigating for Dummies

Yippee! Yippee! I found a guide book made for people just like me.  I’m guessing, upon hearing about my impending trip, some of you pictured me wandering in circles staring at the sky and scratching my head.  In fact, despite the white blazes that mark the entire 2,184 mile route, more than one friend has … Continue reading