Hikus Interruptus

| July 28, 2013

Hikus Interruptus

1 mile 0mph So there I was, doing what I assumed would be a nice 5 to 6 mile lollipop loop hike up the Escoheag Trail to the Sand Hill Trail to the Mount Tom Trail and back. It was a damp day, a bit drizzly, cool weather. All-in-all I was really looking forward to […]

Backpacking Report

| July 24, 2013

Backpacking Report

12 miles   not very fast remember walter brennan? that funny little hitching, limping walk he had? that’s what i look like today. i ended up not doing the full hike, due to several unfortunate circumstances. one, i was simply not prepared, physically, for the rigors of hiking in the berkshires. i mean, seriously NOT […]

Backpacking Adventure

| July 21, 2013

Backpacking Adventure

so i’m going to be hiking on the appalachian trail tomorrow, doing the connecticut section. being a geek, i’ve spent hours and hours at my computer putting together lists and spreadsheets, totaling ounces and pounds. i’ve been creating and concocting recipes, dehydrating chicken and vegetables, checking and trying out gear. it all comes down to […]

Babcock Ridge Preserve

| July 20, 2013

Babcock Ridge Preserve

1.74 miles   2 mph this is a property that is under a sales agreement with the avalonia land conservancy, and it connects 2 other avalonia properties. there are no blazed trails; we were ably led by a representative of avalonia. it was a hot, sweaty, but very pretty walk. i have not entered this […]

True Blood and the Francis Carter Preserve

| July 3, 2013

True Blood and the Francis Carter Preserve

2 miles   2.5 mph usual suspects hike. this was the worst mosquito experience i have ever had. i swear i lost a pint of blood. we did a very fast 2 miles and called it a day. needless to say, there was no stopping and taking of photos! you can find the francis carter […]

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