Hike Like a Goat: Part 5—Ankles and Knees

Hike Like a Goat: Part 5—Ankles and Knees

Knees and ankles warmed up and ready to climb! Hike like a Goat A 7-Part Skills Series Part 5— Ankles and Knees This 7-part series came out of a conversation that my Honey and I had about being sure footed on the trail. She wanted to leave the fear of falling behind...

Hike Like a Goat: Part 4—Hiking Poles

Hike Like a Goat: Part 4—Hiking Poles

My Honey, using the hiking pole for stability and to pull herself up out of the creek bed Hike like a Goat A 7-Part Skills Series Part 4—Hiking Poles This 7-part series came out of a conversation that my Honey and I had about being sure footed on the trail. She wanted...

Hike Like a Goat: Part 3—Surface Contact

Hike Like a Goat: Part 3—Surface Contact

Hike Like a Goat A 7-Part Skills Series Part 3—Surface Contact This 7-part series came out of a conversation that my Honey and I had about being sure footed on the trail. She wanted to leave the fear of falling behind with all of its timidness and tentativeness. In...

Learning to Deal with the Oopsies on the Trail

Learning to Deal with the Oopsies on the Trail

A very special place my husband had always wanted to take a lady before we met! Being here made all the oopsies worth it! Guestpost by Loral Pepoon (Honey) Today was kind of a crazy day on the trail. It seemed like we couldn’t get it together—and things kept going...

Hike Like a Goat: Part 2—Center of Gravity

Hike Like a Goat: Part 2—Center of Gravity

Hike like a Goat A 7 Part Skills Series Part 2—Center of Gravity This 7 part series came out of a conversation that my Honey and I had about being sure footed on the trail. She wanted to leave the fear of falling behind with all of its timidness and tentativeness. In...

Hike Like a Goat: Part 1—Plan to Fall

Hike Like a Goat: Part 1—Plan to Fall

Hike Like a Goat This 7 part series came out of a conversation that my Honey and I had about being sure footed on the trail. She wanted to leave the fear of falling behind with all of its timidness and tentativeness. In other words she wanted to Walk Like a Goat. When...

Hike Like a Goat—a Skills Series

Hike Like a Goat—a Skills Series

Practicing "trail goat" skills Have you ever had a conversation with someone and realized that you can’t explain how or why you do what you do? I found myself in just such a conversation of our first all day hike. We had hiked 4.5 miles up to Weser Bald with some good...

To Rebuild a Fire—When the Flame Has Gone Out

To Rebuild a Fire—When the Flame Has Gone Out

Bonfire burning bright! As fascinated as I was reading from Jack London as a child, I’m not going to retell To Build a Fire. I am, however, going to address the art of bringing back the flame when it has almost died out. Let’s pretend that you built a fire in a fire...

Sleeping Comfortably with Big Agnes

Sleeping Comfortably with Big Agnes

the Mother of Comfort... No Silly! My Honey is fit and cute—Big Agnes is the name of her sleeping mat. Sleeping comfort is probably the most important thing to get worked out. You could argue that staying warm in winter and cool in summer or that eating for sustained...