Trek Training Deer Mountain Trail Rocky Mountain National Park
With 2 weeks and 2 days left before embarking on the Pacific Crest Trail, I had the opportunity to take another quick training hike with my son Ken, the Task Master. To date, all of my training has been near sea level in temperate Southern California conditions. At sea level, I can put in the miles and achieve the elevation gain. However, jumping up to 9000′, putting on a pack, dropping the temperature, and hiking on snow was something I wanted to do to test both myself and some of my gear. Conclusion: New clothing tech is AMAZING and I’m ready to go!
I hope to be producing video logs of my PCT adventure. In preparation, I made my first-ever Video Blog (Vlog) to introduce the trip, record some of my early expectations, and for me to learn about the available Vlogging tools. Suggestions are welcome.
In the title of this blog, the emphasis should be placed on the word ‘Towards’. I’ve always liked vegetables and fruits. So, it’s pretty easy for me to stear my diet that direction. However, I’m far from being a purest in this pursuit. Nonetheless, when reasonable options are available, I’m choosing to eat plants more than anything else these days. Continue reading “I’m Moving Towards a Plant Based Diet”
At the end of summer in 2017, I decided to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. It typically takes a person about six months or so to prepare and plan a trip of this magnitude. It’s also important to have a body that is ready to take on the trail. Continue reading “PCT Training”
Upon electing to undertake this venture, I decided to keep a list of ‘Things I wished I knew before I started’. I expected the list to grow extensively right from the start. Surprisingly, but maybe because of my recent sailing and ancient backpacking experience, it has NOT grown much at all! It may grow later. However, for now, my one and only big lesson is: Continue reading “Preparation – An Early Lesson”
101 Marathons. 5.3 million steps. 85 miles of vertical elevation gain (and loss).
I am going to go a long way, but I’m not going to attempt to complete the full trail in one season. I’m going to split the 2650 mile trail into two parts: 1) California in 2018 and 2) Oregon and Washington in 2019.
5 mph or less. Surprisingly, the world gets much more interesting at that speed. Having proved it to myself with a sailboat, I’m about to see if it holds true with my feet. Continue reading “Slow Trekking”