Backpacking

Optimus SVEA 123

Talk about oldschool. This stove was designed over 100 years ago. I wouldn’t categorize this as a normal stove I’d use. It’s not lightweight or very efficient. It is however  , very well tested , and dependable. At high altitude  Read more…

Backpacking

Archers Fork

First fall hike! I spent a lot of my summer running instead of hiking , minimizing my time in the heat.  I decided to hike somewhere new for the fall season and picked archers fork. The 10 mile loop could Read more…

Fishing

Mohican River

I gotta chance to hit  the Mohican in North-Eastern Ohio. I had been down this river a a kid but didn’t remember much of it. I got down their Sunday afternoon and found this was an off-week time to go. Read more…

Fishing

Marvin Sparks 2011

I just returned from an annual bass fishing tournament in southeast Ohio . The bass seemed to be in prespawn , were skittish and not terribly protective of their beds yet. Jim’s reworked signage looks good. The weather cleared Thursday Read more…

Mobile Post

Zaleski South Loop

Looking for mushrooms a little early yielded no morels yet. I did  find ramps and the fiddleheads are coming up. I managed to get 1.5 off trail for a total of 12.5 miles with a 2.5mph moving average. Interesting mushroom. Read more…