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  1. Tommorrow is the first test

    So tomorrow I'm doing my first test. I'm planning to do 10 miles through Dogtown Common trails in Gloucester Ma. The terrain is variable and should prove challenging. I purchased a new Gregory pack that will not be in until next week so I'm going to use my old army ruck sack and carry 15 lbs or so for the day. I feel confident, not really worried about the mileage, I'm on my feet moving all day anyway. I really am looking at how long it will take. The weather should be beautiful so I'm looking forward ...
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  2. Want to replace my GPS

    I have an Ancient GPS. Basically it just gives you your position and allows limited way points. I am thinking about upgrading to a Garmin eTrex20. Going to do some research today but it seems like a good fit.
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  3. Continued training wtih a twist

    Well, Still continuing the journey of preparing for my first section hike in 27 years. Several months ago I began indoor rock climbing. It is very challenging but I find it totally rewarding. I booked an Ice Climbing day adventure in the White Mountains as went on it this past weekend. It was one of the most thrilling things I have ever done. It was uniquely hard, balance, strength and attention to detail were all necessary. I climbed for 6 hours with a group of 9 others of which I was easily the ...
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  4. Pennsylvania Hikers

    My name's Alex Peterson and I just joined this forum. Are there any people who live in Pennsylvania interested in doing a few short hiking trips this summer?
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  5. Gday from the Blue Mountains, Aus!

    Hi, my name is Lou; trail name: Booknboot. I hail from the Blue Mountains just out of Sydney. My flight leaves Australia in 11 days and my A.T. hike starts in just over two weeks. I think I have pretty much everything I need, though I may pick up some snow-related gear on arrival in the U.S. I'm getting pretty psyched about this little stroll I'm going on...

    I'll be blogging about my hike at www.booknboot.com

    Can't wait to meet the community of hikers out there on the trail! ...
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