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Lightweight Wordpress Testimonials

Testimonial plugins and theme functions are generally really over-thought and over-wrought, in my opinion. On this website, where I’ve run a cycling cap business since 2005, I’ve collected customer comments and displayed them in a simple manner. I created a page called “Feedback“ I solicited customers to write a comment on the Feedback page Customers […]

Lake Fire Further Changes Southern PCT Miles

If you are planning a thru-hike on the Pacific Crest Trail, here is some new trail beta to consider. The Lake Fire in the San Gorgonio Wilderness has closed the trail from the National Forest boundary south of Mission Springs (Whitewater Preserve) near mile 218 all the way to Onyx Summit near mile 252. In […]

LNT on the PCT, SVP

Everyone who goes out in the woods should know the seven Leave No Trace principles (LNT). In fact, if you’re caught by a ranger, especially in the National Parks, you might get asked to recite them to avoid getting a fine. This impromptu quiz happened to me, and stumbling through the answers got me out […]

Handmade Bike Caps!

Mr. Joe brought it to my attention via Instagram that he has been busy making cycling caps from the sewing pattern I offer. He has added in a few touches that I thought were super worthy of sharing. A photo posted by Mr. Joe (@geezerwheels) on Feb 1, 2015 at 3:57pm PST As you can […]

Hitch-hiking Pro Tips

I did done a ton of solo hitch-hiking both during and after my PCT thru-hike — over a thousand miles and many dozen hitches. I learned a lot about hitching and from hitching. I thought I’d share with you. Before my thru-hike it never occurred to me to hitch-hike. Not only that but it seemed […]

Backpack Choices for a Thru-hike

Here is a run-down of all the popular backpacks on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). Also included are a couple pack comparison charts for you, looking at a range of the most common and reasonable packs for normal people. I hope this helps your selection. Please correct any mistakes or omissions in the comments below. […]

A Re-cap of a Wild Year

On the first of the year I hopped in my camper van and drove south to Brookings, Oregon on the Pacific coast. As if tossing the dice, I had chosen Brookings by Googling “warmest place in Oregon.” And indeed it was warm, and the people were warm, and that was an excellent decision. I continued […]

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