Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Ultralight Trail Mix

Here is the recipe for my trail mix. Don’t get me wrong, nut based trail mixes are great, but I wanted to make a light weight version that still tasted good. If you find something else that is good or beneficial in it let me know. The nice thing about trail mix is you can customize it to your personal taste and needs. I’ll leave the quantity of each ingredient up to you.

Here’s how I do it

Cheerios - (I used Honey Nut because, surprisingly, they have more potassium than Banana Cheerios).
Dried Cranberry / Blueberry mix
Blueberry granola clusters
Shaved Almonds
Reese’s Pieces – (I used these instead of M&M’s for the peanut butter).

I package this into the small snack size Ziploc bags.

See you on the trail,

Foothills Trail Thru-Hike Video

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I'm Back

Hey everyone,

Well, I finished the trail and a day early at that. I started at 12:00pm on Saturday and finished about 6:00pm Tuesday. Don't let me fool you though, it is a very demanding trial. I just kept moving and hiked farther than planned each day. Ill be posting a video montage of pics and video soon.

See you on the trail,


P.S. I want to thank whoever left the Leki trekking poles tucked in the luggage rack of my jeep. I really appreciate the gift. They will be used often.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Foothills Trail Gear

This one is a little longer so i cut it into two parts. These videos cover almost everything for my 9.5 lb base pack weight.

Foothills Trail Food

All packed up

Well, here it is... all packed up for five days on the trail. I will post videos of my food and my gear so you can see what is in it. I leave tommarow for S.C. and will hit the trail first thing Saturday.

See you on the trail,


Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Hiking season is on its way, Hooorayyy! I already have my first trip planned for the year. I am very excited about this spring because with the addition of some new gear, I am officially ultralight. I find it harder to sleep the closer is gets to my 80 mile Foothills Trail thruhike. I'll spend five days on this trail (March 21- 26), which not only summits the highest peak in SC, but also passes several waterfalls. I plan on doing a video blog of my setup for this trip in the next few days.

See you on the trail,