Gear Item of the Week: Moment Macro Lens

MOMENT MACRO LENS On my AT thru-hike, I notice that I really liked taking pictures. Of course the mountains and various landscapes were beautiful, but I especially enjoyed capturing the smaller critters--bugs, newts, algae, etc. IPhone cameras actually do fairly well...
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PCT Update #2 – Lake Morena, CA to Mount Laguna, CA

On April 4th, I returned to the trail after enjoying a wonderful breakfast burrito at the Lake Morena convenience store. As I walked back down the dusty path, I thought how spoiled I felt having "real food" on only my second day on the PCT. Feeling rather...
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Gear Item of the Week: Genesis II Neck Knife

GENESIS II NECK KNIFE Before I began my PCT trek, my friend Patrick with www.mtknives.net asked me what knife I planned on taking on my trip. I told him I had carried a Gerber knife on the AT, to which he responded, "Gerbers are for babies." He recommended his Genesis...
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PCT Update #1 – Campo, CA to Lake Morena, CA

After a several months of literally dreaming about what Pacific Crest Trail southern terminus monument might look like in person, I found myself standing awkwardly in front of it. "Well, there it is," I thought to myself as I peered up at the wooden structure. It felt...
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Gear Item of the Week: Swing Trek Umbrella

SWING TREK UMBRELLA Before I left for the PCT, a veteran PCT thru-hiker recommended I take an umbrella for at least the desert portion. I'm not much of a hat person because they make me feel hot and sweaty, so I decided maybe the umbrella would be a good idea. After...
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