My home state of Florida hosts one of our nation’s 11 national scenic trails: The Florida National Scenic Trail. The Florida Trail or “FT” is 1300+ miles of trail and runs from Big Cypress Preserve in south Florida to Fort Pickens just south of Pensacola, FL. SECTION HIKING THE FT: Ocala National Forest It's late … Continue reading Florida Trail: Juniper Prairie Wilderness
It's "National Read an eBook Week" so I answered it's call in true backpacker fashion: Find the best eBooks for hikers. Discover some prime books for hikers to enjoy on and off the trail.
Get a first look at the gear I'll be carrying as a Granite Gear Grounds Keeper. I'll be taking Leave No Trace ethics to the next level by picking up and packing out as much trash as possible while hiking Florida's scenic trails.
Have gear advice questions? Ask them. Here's a small, helpful article on gear selection for beginner backpackers and hikers.
The answer to one of the most common questions a hiker will hear may be one of your biggest strengths. Read my answer to the "Why?" question every long distance hiker will have to ponder.
This article originally appeared on The Trek, which you can read here. When I tell people I hike long distance, I am often asked safety-related questions, like “Do you carry a gun?” or “Do you have a satellite device for emergencies?” There are many opinions on whether they are worth the weight or expense, but … Continue reading False Alarm: When My Emergency Electronics Fail
A home made, flavorful Ramen noodle recipe you can enjoy while hiking or backpacking
A scenic Florida Trail hike along the Suwannee River from Big Shoals to Camp Branch with rapids, a waterfall, night hiking and some unusually cold hiking for Florida.
I'm excited to announce I've partnered with Ability Tree First Coast! Read the full article for more 2018 Charity Hike details.
Not quite ultralight, but check out how I dropped 4.2lbs off my pack weight and see if you can reduce your base weight, too!