Long distance backpacking is my "thing". I've thru-hiked the big three trails in the U.S. and my sweet spot now is 4 - 6 week trips, "chunk" hiking my way through other trails.
I just bought a Lightheart Gear Duo tent, got it in the mail yesterday and set it up in my backyard for the first time this morning. Heres a link
Going on your first well away from home backpacking trip? Read on for strategies to get your precious gear to the trailhead safe and sound.
I periodically have closure issues. Not of the type where youre trying to resolve an ambiguous situation, Im talking about the very unambiguous
Average: 17.3 miles per day Along with my friends Lucky and Milky, I started the Camino from St. Jean Pied de Port on September 25th, and got to
Another rainy day where we mostly dodged the bullet, i.e., we got rained on some, but enjoyed a great deal of hiking time without rain. The full
As planned, we got a typically early start this morning, desiring to walk more miles in good weather today, anticipating wet weather to come (soon).
Friday, October 23rd was another of those "great day where nothing especially remarkable happened" type of days. Started hiking again under the
After I uploaded my last blog post, Lynda checked into our Albergue, having hiked 40 km. She's run short on time, and so took a bus this day to be
We slept the previous night in an upscale Albergue in the town of Ambasmestas - - - still bunk beds, up to 6 to a room (we were 4 with a French
We're currently in an area called Bierzo, well known for wine and I think other things that I haven't puzzled out. I asked about this in the tourist