Some people like to hike around mountains. I am one of those people. I like loop trails in general. They don’t give me the same sense of getting-there as a point-to-point, but they’re logistically just so much simpler. This makes them useful for hikes that don’t take six months. However strange such an idea. There… Read More RTM


Since I’m contemplating #trucklife, I’m thinking a lot about what I want to bring with me. Space will be at a premium – doubly so for an open container, which would need to be stowed, and stowed well away. I expect that I will opt for concentration – the apotheosis of this whole exercise –… Read More BARKEEP


I have thruhiked the Arizona Trail – from Utah to Mexico – two months – 1300km – hikertrash for life. Temps from -20C to 30C. Ellie from 500m to 3000m. Terrain from mountain to canyon to forest to desert (and sometimes all at once). Monsoons, wind storms, snow storms, flash floods, 80km water carries. Giant… Read More Coronado


I have thruhiked the Cheryl Strayed Highway – from Mexico to Canada – three states – five national monuments, six national parks, five state parks, seven BLM field offices, twenty-five national forests, forty-eight federal wilderness areas – 4270km – hikertrash for life. Eighteen days of rain in the desert. Thirty in the PNW. Snowstorms in… Read More Tumanguya