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Psyched to Backpack the Lost Coast Trail

20/11/2015 | No Comments

I am so grateful that I live near an ocean which provides the type of climate buffering conducive for backpacking. The “Lost Coast Trail” in the King Range National Conservation

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Hopes and Fears for Xfinity WiFi

09/11/2015 | No Comments

Have you experienced Xfinity WiFi? Maybe positive, maybe annoying, but if you touch it once you will need to deal with it. At first I saw this WiFi SSID named xfinitywifi as intriguing, I tried to connect not knowing my Comcast account info

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A Night in Paradise Park

28/10/2015 | No Comments

It had been 3 weeks since I last escaped to the wilderness so I just had to take advantage of the two day good weather forecast.

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Mountain Top Experience

06/10/2015 | No Comments

My backpacking choices just seem to get better and better. The weather October 5th was exceptional and I did not have any commitments for the start of the week so why not find a local backpacking trip. This one was

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Sleep by a Mountain

20/09/2015 | No Comments

When you have discovered the joy of being one with nature the call to return to the wilderness if often heard. I may not have time to put together week long outings,

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A MOOC Strategy that Worked

17/09/2015 | No Comments

It appears that Udacity, one of the early MOOCs, founded by Sebastian Thrun, has found a profitable model based on vocational training. When the MOOCs started out the assumed model was the college course which made total sense with

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03/09/2015 | No Comments

I have been reflecting about my last 3 months of backpacking. What stands out the most for me is that I actually did it, I fulfilled a dream.

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The West Coast Trail – Vancouver Island, BC

30/08/2015 | No Comments

I finished off my 2 month backpacking adventure by choosing to leave the hot, dry, smokey Pacific Crest Trail to take on the infamous West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island, BC.

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Stevens Pass to Snoqualmie Pass

29/08/2015 | No Comments

I backpacked the Stevens Pass to Snoqualmie Pass, PCT Washington Segment J from Aug. 8-16, 2015. It is 71 miles and over 18,000 vertical. This trip on the heals of my Spider Gap

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Spider Gap Buck Creek Loop

19/08/2015 | No Comments

I am sorry for being a bit late on posting about our Spider Gap Buck Creek Loop trip, Aug 1-6. As expected this loop was amazing and lived up to our high expectations.

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