On my way down to the 24th Gateway to the Cumberlands Jeep Jamboree, I took a small detour to camp along Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. It was lovely!
This weekend a number of MetaFilter folks came up to the White Mountains for a lovely time on Welch and Dickey Loop Trail.
An eerie light was cast during today’s solar eclipse. And unlike some others, we managed to view the event safely.
Sometimes you just need to take the afternoon off.
Even if it’s a Thursday afternoon.
And find a secret place to mess around in the water.
Be prepared. Prepared for what? Why, for any old thing…
When you travel out into the unknown as much as we do, it’s wise to know how to get back home. Our digital devices are great for this, but as we learned in Newfoundland, you can’t always depend on the availability of power or a signal. So Alison asked an experienced hiker-friend for advice and she graciously invited us to join a map and compass workshop she was planning with her husband.
We started the morning with some group training and soon moved on to a full day of field work.
Today we fitted a roof top tent to the Canyon.
The tent is nearly 200 lbs. and the two of us lifting it 7+ feet in the air was simply out of the question. We had to get creative. And Alison had a great idea…
Thank you, inertia. Thank you, gravity.
Looks easy now, don’t it?
Ready to camp!