This is what went with me to the Butterfield Trail hike plus food, another liter of water, some light clothing, and a couple of partially spent 220g fuel canisters. I also carried my 40° Marmot bag the first day. Erika carried it the second. 10′ x 12′ rectangular polyethelyne tarp Teton Explorer 4000 backpack – … Continue reading Current pack for multiday hiking
In preparation for a much longer trail (55mi) on the Georgia Loop, we bought some new gear and need to test it. So we chose to do the Butterfield Hiking Trail (BHT), a 13-15 mile loop depending on which source you use, to break in our gear and develop a good routine for the trail. … Continue reading Butterfield Hiking Trail at Devil’s Den
Some of my friends from Dallas came up for a campout at Devil’s Den State Park here in Arkansas this weekend. My wife had finals to prepare for and I got out of the way to let her do her thing. It’s a two hour motorcycle ride from where I live, so I packed the backpack, took a day … Continue reading Ember 2 by ENO and the Devil’s Den trip
Our adventures not only include backpacking and camping, but also exploring and building things around the house. This one was completely spontaneous. We want more play area outside for the Princess and also something the whole family could use. So, we built a treehouse / deck in our side yard. Our 5-year-old loves it. We love it. Eventually, … Continue reading Tree House Time!
We have a dog named Moo Moo. He is so named for the reddish-brown, cow-like spots in his coat. He’s an Australian Shepherd who is around 5 years old. He’s gentle, good-natured, and rather obedient. He barks when he thinks we’re being threatened, but not just because. He loves to be near us and will often … Continue reading Moo Moo – The Marvelous Trail Dog
Day two on the Eagle Rock Loop was grueling. We started from our site just up clockwise from the Blaylock Creek parking area (near FS 106). That gave us four ridges to climb and descend. What an incredible workout on the legs! We were certainly ready for a better sleeping experience than the day before. … Continue reading Second night on Eagle Rock Loop