Gear

The Sun

August 21st there will be a total eclipse of the Sun. The eclipse will traverse the continental US from Washington State to South Carolina. I will see it , weather permitting. I won’t really care if I don’t get a perfect shot or great documentation. I just want to witness Read more…

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Picture Dump

Just some pictures from my phone since the last post. Florida St. Augustine Fort from kayak Lake Erie Test Cooperstown,NY Williamsburg VA. Old Governors Mansion Ohio Keith’s Big Fish? Drained Pond @ AEP campsite C. Anyone know why it was drained? Denver Airport               Read more…

Backpacking

Trailpix

Trailpix is active on Kickstarter. I got a chance to use the prototype on a recent bike ride. Instead of trekking poles I used the pole from a tarptent double rainbow. This provided to be a stable . light , and compact platform for my Pentax K-X. I was able Read more…

Backpacking

Trail Pix

I actively look for things on Kickstarter that can be used for hiking & photography. The trail Pix can be used for both and utilizes your hiking poles and a string stake setup. It’s original incarnation was called the pole pod. It’s creator Andy@nv8design.com has since been refining the concept Read more…

Backpacking

Moonville

Halloween is getting close , so I’d figured I’d go somewhere haunted. Moonville is an old forgotten town near the Hope furnaces and Zaleski state park.  I came across it from forgottenOhio.com when it was posted to youtube. Instead of the direct route that I found online I decided to Read more…

Backpacking

Wilcat Hollow

With a nice cool break in the weather I finally got the chance to get some dirt time. It’s been fairly dry so finding water sources was a little hit and miss. 9 miles the first day left 6 miles for an easy out the second day. In a never Read more…

Backpacking

Cook Systems

I haven’t been backpacking in awhile , but I have gotten a chance to try some new stoves. The Back Country Boiler is the 2nd version that’s been produced. The first one , which I also own, is very similar. The newer features are an integrated silicone stopper , and Read more…

Backpacking

Zaleski

Lately I’ve kind of gotten away from backpacking. I’m training for a half marathon with a local MIT group. I’ve signed up to do a triathlon and have been training with a group of triathletes @ Triformance,  Between running and biking , I haven’t got much dirt time in. Zaleski Read more…