Ultralight hikers are fond of saying "You bring more of what you're afraid of". What they mean by that is that we tend pack more things in our backpacks to compensate for our fears. For example, if you're afraid to be cold, you brings lots of clothes. If you're afraid of being hungry, you bring lots of food. If you're afraid of getting lost you bring extra maps, GPS, etc... I think they're right but, on the other hand, you can't hike with NOTHING. You need some kind of shelter, at least some food and a map, etc... I've been re-evaluating all my gear, wondering where I can shave a few ounces and asking myself "What, exactly, am I afraid of?". Stay tuned and I'll let you know what I come up with.
He's back at it!
People who know me know that I belong on the Trail. I've thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail (twice),the Pacific Crest Trail and the mighty Continental Divide Trail. I've hiked many of the long trails here in Michigan including being the first to hike both the Ironwood Trail and the Great Lake To Lake Trail. My next big adventure will be the Israel National Trail starting in February 2017.
The purpose of this blog is to keep anyone who is interested informed of my progress and to encourage those who are able to support me in this endeavor.