So, the JMT thru hike that I had planned for 2018 didn’t go quite as I had planned… Since the hike I have received several messages asking how the hike went, so I finally made the above video. However, I never got around to sharing it here on my blog… so here it is… over here, on my blog.
As usual, if you have any comments or questions, feel free to leave them below, or on the actual YouTube video page. And as always, thanks for watching!
‘Til next time…
For the past 19 months I have been planning my own JMT hike. During those months I have spent time dreaming about the hike… time planning the hike… and time thinking that it would never get here. But now here we are, less than 2 weeks away from our adventure in the Sierra Nevada’s! And after all this time, it’s a bit unbelievable now… lol! Continue reading
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If you have kept up with any of my social media sites (or my blog) lately, you will know 2 things: 1) that I have been planning my own JMT hike for the past 18+ months, and 2) that I have really become a fan of Chris Smead’s videos over the last year and a half or so. Continue reading
A few weeks back I picked up a RODE MicMe and was immediately impressed with the way this mic (and the fuzzy windscreen) blocked the wind noise and focused on my voice! However, I still had some issues with the mic… well, not really the mic, but more so with the set-up. The problem was my iPhone 8 Plus does not have an audio jack, and the MicMe was designed specifically with an audio jack in mind. Continue reading
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Tagged Backpacking, Clod Shoe Mount, Cold Shoe, Hiking, iPhone, iPhone 8 Plus, JMT, John Muir trail, Lightweight Tripod, Mic's, MicMe, Microphone, RODE, SC& Patch Cable, Smart Phone Mount, ST-03, Tripod, TRRS to TRS, Ulanzi, UltraPod, VideoMicro
In one of my recent JMT Trip Planning video’s I received a comment asking about our permit and plans for our JMT hike this summer. Now that I think about it, while I have talked about these things here and there, I have not taken the time to talk about how we got our permits, or our specific plans, in one place… So, here they are! Continue reading
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Tagged Backpacking, Cottonwood Lakes, Half Dome, Hiking, Horseshoe Meadows, How-to, Inyo National Forest, JMT, JMT Permits, John Muir trail, Kearsarge Pass, Long Trail, Mammoth Lakes, Mt Whitney, MTR, Muir Trail Ranch, Onion Valley, Permits, Reds Meadow, Thru Hike, Trip Plans, Yosemite
In all of my planning for this summer’s 2018 JMT hike, picking which shelter I would carry was one of the easiest choices I had… mostly! It shouldn’t be any surprise that I chose my Zpacks Hexamid Solo Plus Tarp & Hexanet, which is the same set-up that I have been using for the past 4 years (although, early last year (2017) I did pick up the updated model of the Hexamid tarp.) I will admit though, I did think about picking up a Zpacks Duplex tent, but in the end I decided not too. I love that my set-up is modular, not to mention that was another $600 I could spend on other things! Continue reading
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Tagged Alpine Carbon Cork, Backpacking, Black Diamond, Carbon Core Stakes, Cuben Fiber, Cuben Fiber Tarp, Hexamid Solo Plus Tarp, Hexanet, Hiking, JMT, John Muir trail, Leki, Lunar Solo, MSR, shepherd hook stakes, Six Moon Designs, tarp, Titanium Stakes, Trekking Poles, Trip Planning, V Stakes, ZPacks