Wished I thought of this …

A great post in Outside this week about PCT thru hikers and their trash … A necessary read for any backpacker, imho https://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/hiking-and-backpacking/trash-thru-hiking-waste/ I will be working on a plan for my 2022 hiking season for both measuring and reducing … Read More

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Sister’s birthday sunrise

My sister’s birthday today so after telling her happy birthday and staying within a tight carbon burn constraint (<30 minutes total driving to / from), a different twist to Spencer Butte / Ridgeline was the order of the day. The … Read More

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Fav hummingbird pics added

A new camera page was added this morning …. ~20 pics of hummingbirds. Some of my favorites that clearly show different birds and kinds of hummingbirds Enjoy … https://www.goatbells.blog/camera/hummingbird-fav-pics/

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Planning with the weather

Planning a good day hike in late Fall in Oregon can be a challenge – especially when one’s calendar is not completely flexible, i.e., hiking on a specific day. That was my situation this week – I was going to … Read More

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Hiking in fog

A close-in hike in the November fog would have been hardly memorable or even something to post on (same hike I do regularly to keep carbon cost as low as possible – a 10 minute drive from home), but one … Read More

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Fav pics 2021 – the Cascades

Most, if not all, were taken while hiking / backpacking. Each view was spectacular from the hiker’s lens Clicking on pic will open 90% quality resolution – if you have good compute / graphics power, please do so.

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Fav pics 2021 – from the lake

In the process of pulling some of my favorite pics to print and display around the house, groupings naturally surfaced. While the ‘fav page’ is yet to be published, early looks at the groups will be posted here. The first … Read More

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Gear Test: silicone toe sleeves

Ok, i’ll admit it, I have serious feet / toes issues. I was blessed with genetic bias for bunions, hammer toes and corns (calluses). Those are usually enough to give serious hikers an issue. In addition, I have run (and … Read More

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Wished I thought of this …

A great post in Outside this week about PCT thru hikers and their trash … A necessary read for any backpacker, imho https://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/hiking-and-backpacking/trash-thru-hiking-waste/ I will be working on a plan for my 2022 hiking season for both measuring and reducing … Read More

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Sister’s birthday sunrise

My sister’s birthday today so after telling her happy birthday and staying within a tight carbon burn constraint (<30 minutes total driving to / from), a different twist to Spencer Butte / Ridgeline was the order of the day. The … Read More

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