For those who've expressed interest in my blog from work, thank you. I know work is slow and it was while at work that I did most of my planning for the Appalachian Trail.
I will admitt over the winter I slowed down my hiking considerably. I did get out, just not as often. My most hiked trail was Dog Lake in Big Cottonwood Canyon. It's quick and easy without a lot of avalanch danger. Another hiked trail is the upper Millcreek road. I do like Millcreek however it does get over run by doggie poo bags. Please when you walk you pup remember to take the waste with you. There are some things I will pack out, like campfire trash and candy wrappers.
My plans for the up coming hiking season is to thru-hike the Tahoe Rim Trail [TRT]. I'll get back up to Anderson Pass, this time with cool weather gear to finish King's Peak. There are a few lakes in the Uinta's I want to get back to including Four Lakes Basin (south slope), Naturalist Basin (south slope), and Red Castle (north slope). I'm not much of a fisherman, though I grew up fishing. These lakes are remarkably stunning and will be worth the nine plus mile hike in.
The TRT is a quick 2 week hike with 3 resupply points wrapping around the mountains surrounding Lake Tahoe CA/NV. At 165 miles some of it shares tread with the Pacific Crest Trail on the western side. I first read about the TRT in Backpacker Magazine a few years back. For it's short length it makes a nice, don't quit the job thru-hike.
I wanted to hike the TRT last year however, the temporary position I took at work made me hang the plans up for a season. I'll say cyber-hiking isn't like tread on treadway, I managed. I'll also say the position stretched me in ways of interacting in a training environment pushed this flip flopping intor/extrovert around in good ways.
I'll be digging up some links for the side bar, updating the photo slideshows too. I may not do a GPS tracker except for a select few for saftey. My tab pages are also getting a work over too.
As for now, look at the weather, toss on another layer, and hike on.