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  1. Taking suggestions on corporate sponsorship and fund raising

    I would like to consider corporate sponsorship to obtain some basic foundational gear; how have you done this? Also, I will need to set up a promotional page and do some long-range fund raising. Anyone have insights on this?
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  2. What will it take?

    Part of the answer I already know: it will require the same mental discipline it took when I hiked in 1985.

    On that hike I began with about 56 pounds of gear, shedding much by Suches, as do many. And even then I believed I had cut and dumped all but the essentials. By the time I finished in the fall I did an inventory and the total gear plus food was 32 pounds! That was in the White Mountains with cold weather clothing.

    In the years since lightweight hiking has taken ...
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  3. Big Run Loop/Portal Trail 15 May 2011

  4. Jones Run Doyles River Falls 28 May 2011

  5. 8 days until start

    Well Andy and I are 8 days from starting, with still lots to do. We had a warm up hike at Devils Lake State park last week. All went well and we tested are new and old equipment. I am setting this blog up with hopes to post at least once a week while on the trail to keep all my friends and family updated on our progress. We head to my aunts in Connecticut Wednesday the 15th and will be on the trail the morning of the 18th. Were planning to make one last trip to REI and get some last minute ...
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