How to Get a Permit to Backpack in Yosemite

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


Beware the Camino Cops!

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!

How To Map Your Hikes / Runs / Walks

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

Lightening Pack Weight for the Camino

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