Finn and I had to walk along a series of fallen logs. Mighty fun without a pack, but Finn and I both had VERY full, heavy packs. Here is the beginning of the log walk.
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I still give credit to Pennsylvania for having the best signs on the trail, but it's nice to see that Maine also goes to the trouble of listing key landmarks and other lean-tos (although I don't trust the mileage for a minute).
The Rainbow Lean-to had a large firepit out front, as . . . → Read More: Lean-To / Hut / Shelter: “6 & 1/2-dozen to the other”
Finn on the trail in Maine. See how his pack's saddlebags droop and how the chest strap is long and high? Just a couple of indication of how heavy his pack was.
What started as a lunch break became an early end of the day for Finn in Maine.
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Although I'd planned for Finn and me to hike at least 10- to 15-miles before setting up camp, when we came across this site, tucked between the trail and a clear lake, I didn't want to pass it up. Well, that and the fact that the air was broiling with heat and humidity . . . → Read More: Campsite: 100-Mile Wilderness
Katahdin, "The Greatest Mountain"
Finn in the 100-Mile Wilderness.
Pine needles along the trail allowed for quiet stepping, although there were plenty of roots and rocks.
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David of the Asheville Greyhound station. A lovely man and a fountain of local history.
The last time I took a bus was in elementary school. I mean, the last time I took a bus home — there’ve been plenty of opportunities to go from Point A to Point B on the bus . . . → Read More: Ridgebacks and Greyhounds
License to respond, baby! I've got my Wilderness First Responder card and my CPR/AED card.
Our WFR class, July 2011. Front row: (L) Alex, Peggy, Dea, Mary, Margaret, Emily, Rebecca, Kylie; 2nd row (L): Nick, JD, Chris, Dave . . . → Read More: Wilderness First Responder!
I give the bow drill a go with Chris's supervision.
Although it took me a few days to figure out how to get this video off my phone in one piece, all of the frustration was worth it. Not only do you get a basic idea of bow-drilling, but this short video, . . . → Read More: Firestarter