I Hike & Backpack Solo

I hike/backpack solo. It started as part necessity and part desire, but it’s developed into my preferred method of outdoor recreation. I’ve always taken the alternate path, and I’ve typically done it solo. Hell, that’s how I made it out to Arizona… it’s been over 20 years now!

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2020 (Thankfully it’s over!)

2020 was a challenging year for so many freakin reasons, but I can’t complain.

My health and the health of my family has been good. Professionally I’ve been busier than ever, and I’ve had a pretty good year outdoors (minus a good amount of lazy weekends and forest fire closures.)

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4th of July (a little late)

Happy 4th of July! Well, July is actually 3/4 over, and August is right around the corner (holy crap.) As usual, my post trip video is late, but whatever.

I had the 3rd off, so we got up to Flagstaff around midday on Friday. A little traffic heading up there, but nothing bad until we got into downtown Flagstaff and it started to pour. The streets were flooded. We were about 15-20 mins away from where I was planning to camp.

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