Yes, You Need a Permit to Backpack in Yosemite Yosemite is an incredible place to backpack - and with over 750 miles of trail, you won't see many of its beautiful features without spending a night or two in the wilderness. Doing so, however, is not as easy as throwing on a pack and walking … Continue reading How to Get a Permit to Backpack in Yosemite
Whether you're flying out to start a major thru hike or walk the Camino de Santiago, there are several opportunities for losing your backpacking gear. Here I break down the three major stages of airline boarding, and offer some tips as to how to navigate each one successfully. Click HERE for full video!
Happy Blogoversary! Wow, it does NOT seem like a year since I started planning to walk the Camino and started this blog to keep me focused and motivated. Looking back, I can see that I have learned a lot and made a lot of plan changes since then! Here are some of the significant ones. … Continue reading State of My Camino Address
For some time now, I've been involved in a (mostly) great Camino Facebook group dedicated to helping people prepare for their Camino. It's full of (mostly) helpful folks, and I thought that posting my preparation "vlog" via my YouTube channel would be a welcome addition. And for quite some time it was - I gained … Continue reading Beware the Camino Cops!
Well this was kind of fun. Did an experimental "RELIVE" video today at lunch. It's not too difficult once you get all your accounts and devices linked. Check it out HERE. How To Use the RELIVE App Step 1: Download the free Relive app and set up an account. You could just use this app … Continue reading How To Map Your Hikes / Runs / Walks
Ten months ago today, after a couple of years of intermittent discussions of half-made plans, my cousin and I decided to walk the Camino Primitivo in May of 2020. Since Then February 6th: Started Blog Fifteen months seemed like a very long time to wait for our Camino, so I thought a blog would be … Continue reading 10 Month State of the Camino Address
In my quest for an enjoyable Camino experience, I have continued to adjust my packing strategy. After my Ultralight Camino thought experiment (video HERE), I determined that a realistic base weight (gear weight minus worn or consumable items) could be around 10 pounds and still provide an acceptable amount of comfort. My pack weight right … Continue reading Lightening Pack Weight for the Camino
Planning for the Camino is a lot easier and more fun using gear apps online. HERE I show how to use one of the most popular - LighterPack.
So many Camino decisions relate to weather like when to go and what to bring. To pack light, you need to carry as little as possible, but you can't wear the same clothes all the time and no single set will work in all weather. Clothes too insulated in warm weather and you rick being … Continue reading Camino Weather
They say that you avoid mistakes by gaining wisdom and you gain wisdom by making mistakes. I've got a running report of Muh Dumb Mistakes I've made during my Camino planning journey. So to be fair, here are some of the better moves I've made. (Hopefully I will be adding more to this list and … Continue reading Muh Good Ideas