Do you ne’er think what wondrous beings these? Do you ne’er think...– From The Poet’s Tale; The Birds of Killingworth by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wanderlust What Wikipedia has to say about it. The best is that the German wordwandern actually ment “to hike.” How perfect. Now to look for that poem…
The Wanderlust has lured me to the seven lonely seas, Has dumped me on the...– Robert Service
Merino Wool Win! - Icebreaker Long Underwear...
I wore my new long john bottoms today on a rainy cool weather hike. The ones I got, if you haven’t been following my blog, are the Icebreaker Body Fit 200 Leggings. Icebreaker says these are for cool weather. It might be hard to decipher what that means, but now that I’ve worn them, I’d say they fall a little on the warmer side of mid-weight long underwear, when compared...
Post Class Notes.
Weather: 45 degrees F, 100% relative humidity, a little windy. Distance: ~2 miles Pack weight: ~22 lbs Layers worn: On the bottom- Icebreaker Body Fit 200 Leggings (equivalent to mid-weight synthetic long johns, just about), ~200 weight polar fleece pants, Sierra Designs waterproof breathable rain pants. On the top- Lightweight Patagonia T-zip capiline top, crazy thick and fuzzy North Face...
Enjoying Michigan Winters- first class
The first class of the Solar Club’s Enjoying Michigan Winters is tonight. I’m excited to meet everyone, but really wish I was going to bed now instead of going out for a hike in the dark and 45 degree rain with a chance of lightning and thunder. At least my pack’s already packed from last time. We were told to come with a day pack, but I already have my big pack packed, so...
Frequently Asked Questions
Almost every time I bring up my plans to do a fundraising thru/through hike of the Appalachian Trail (AT) this coming summer, I get a lot of questions. The only AT blog I’ve read from beginning to end is by a woman whose trail name last summer was Ladypants. She pretty much covers FAQ’s. Plus I like her writing a lot. http://atbree.blogspot.com/2011/02/youve-been-asking.html I...
Let the gear testing begin.
My cyber-Monday order from Icebreaker came in this week. I waited and opened it on my birthday as a present to myself. I got really too much stuff, and don’t intend on taking it all with me, or even keeping it all. This stuff is hard to find in stores, and it is also hard to find on sale, so I took advantage of the sale and ordered whatever I thought I might be interested in. I have not...
My friend Daran told me something about the people who started Crowdrise that made me think it might have been the same people who started Moosejaw. It does have a similar “love the madness” vibe to it.
Editing and Tagging
What’s the deal with not being able to edit a post from the iPod app once it’s up? Even Facebook lets you edit… Also, I’m not seeing a way to tag my posts from the app either. Aha! I figured it out. The edit link was on the dashboard page. And the little gear thing at the bottom is where you tap to get to the tag input field.
Wondering and Freaking Out
I’ve been in bed maybe forty minutes now, and my left achilles, or calf, I can’t tell which, is hurting. I went back to Yoga today after a two week break, and it’s amazing how fast my body forgets. But this achilles/calf tightness has been around for a few months now. And so I worry. How will my body react once I’m on the trail? I mean last week I went on my first...