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Shouting from the Shed – 37

I’m back in my shed after a wonderful month cycling around Yorkshire. A highlight for me was interviewing people along the way: I’m having a crack at making a podcast series from them....

Hammock Gear Economy Burrow Quilt Review

The Hammock Gear Economy Burrow Quilt (“Econ Burrow”) is a fantastic value for a high-quality top quilt and perfectly suited as a hammock top quilt for the backpacker who doesn’t mind a few extra ounces in exchange for a much lower price.…

Thunderstorms in the Colorado Rockies

Thunderstorms are scary. At least they scare me when out in the open. I knew that in summer they occur regularly almost every afternoon in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and that it’s wise to be over any high places by noon. 

Some Thoughts after 18 Years of Blogging

Way back in the dark depths of time, both the world and the internet was a very different place. These were the days when people would read out website addresses on the radio by spelling out “w w w dot…”. Personal websites were rare, social…

Camping in the Colorado Rockies

On my recent walk on the Continental Divide Trail in Southern Colorado I had twenty-five wild camps. As always these were an integral part of the walk. Staying in one place and watching the landscape is important to me and I find the…

Backpacking in the Dry River Valley

The Dry River Valley runs from Mt Washington down to Crawford Notch about 2000 feet below the Crawford Path, the oldest continuously maintained hiking trail in the United States. While it’s within spitting distance of the most popular peaks…

Colorado Rockies walk

In Creede two-thirds of the way through my walk I've finally found time to post a blog piece. The walk has been glorious, wild, mountainous, and freeing of the spirit. I'll post more when home.

Llangors Lake

Llangors Lake (also known as Llangorse Lake or Llyn Syfaddan) is located in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Like much of the landscape in the area it was formed during the Ice Age. The glacial erosion created the largest natural lake in…