Dateline: Vista, CA (20180410)
Hiking is not risk free. Face it. Living life anywhere is not risk free. Based on actual number of deaths, the following is how I size up the risks to be encountered while hiking and what I’m doing to mitigate those risks. Continue reading “The PCT: Life-Threatening Risks and Mitigations”
Dateline: Vista, California (20180406)
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”
Dateline: Vista, CA (20180328)
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”
Dateline: Vista, California (20180321)
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”
Dateline: Vista, California (20180315)
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.
So, that makes it only 65 marathons in 2018. No biggie. (Side note: I’ve never run a marathon in my life! Maybe in my dreams, but not in my life.) Continue reading “The Plan and You Must Be Crazy!”
Dateline: Vista, CA (20180310)
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”