Category Archives: General
I’ve been to the backcountry of my mind—but not this year. This year I drove to the trail head and spent 5 months doing dough-nuts in the parking lot. The Internet is to blame. New hermit rule—no Internet in the … Continue reading
I’m signed up to attend a 10 day Vipassana meditation retreat at the end of this month. You sit silently for 10 days from 4am to 9:30pm watching your breath go in and out. Under what to bring, they list … Continue reading
I got some meds and now I’m hiking on. It’s hard to leave.
I finally got up at 2:30 in the afternoon and started to hike. I still felt bad but thought it best to move out of the rain and to a place with water. For a while now I have bouts … Continue reading
Man, am I loving being a southbound section hiker. I haven’t seen another hiker in 9 days. The water worries me some though. Even water that is running, like the faucet at Cottonwood Creek is very bad. My reptilian brain … Continue reading
I’m at the Kennedy Meadows Internet Cafe. It was a long and beautiful hike through the Sierras. I got some altuitude sickness and once got locked out of my bear can but all turned out well. So happy to be … Continue reading
I’m at a new trail angel’s place called the Red Moose Inn in Sierra City—super nice people. Barefoot and Chacos did not feel that great, Chacos and vibrams have not been that great either… my feet really hurt some of … Continue reading
I’m packed, I have Halfmile’s maps all printed out and all his waypoints loaded onto my GPS. I have my map drops figured out—–Carry with me maps from Ashland to Drakesbad, send box to Drakesbad Ranch with 2 days of … Continue reading
After replacing 2 hard drives, 2 mother boards, a memory module, 2 power adapters, a fan, a heat sink, a keyboard, a case lid, 2 power button covers, and reloading Windows 4 times, Dell decided to send me a new … Continue reading
Another bear at my cabin. This one was a black colored one. I didn’t get a picture of this one. This one came first thing in the morning too, like the other one. He knocked over a box of new … Continue reading
This morning I woke to someone walking around on my deck. I hurried down from the loft and saw a glob of slobber running down my full view door and this bear.
I’m sprouting at my cabin. You can sprout even if you don’t have much water–just rinse all your sprouts with the same water and then drink the rinse water. All you need to sprout is some jars, some seeds, and … Continue reading
Back in ’96 when the World Wide Web was new, my son and I thought it was the funniest thing to see ordinary people have web pages about their lives. One Sunday afternoon we joked around about setting up a … Continue reading