Category: Appalachian Trail

Review of Bass River State Forest “Yellow Trail” as TIBS takes another test hike.

Bass River State Forest/Lake Absegami Yellow “Poppy Allen” Trail Pros: flat Carpeted in leaves Wildlife Quiet in fall/winter Free parking off season Cons: can be very wet in places Mosquitos and Ticks in spring/summer Weekends are packed with people in summer People not policing…

Enlightened Equipment Torrid Apex Jacket Review

Pros: Lightweight Packable Comfort Customizable Price Cons: Hard to put on in wet Doesn’t store in own pocket Concerns about durability Elastic at waist Not reversible In 2018 I was just days away from leaving for the AT and I did not have a…

TIBS takes her foot for a test drive

As many of you know at the end of June my darling wife Charlene, heretofore known as TIBS, ended her Appalachian Trail through hike attempt by walking over 5 miles with a severe limp. At the time she thought it was a simple bruised…

TIBS Takes A Hobby To The Next Level

It all started with six little words “you know I used to loom”. Trust me when I say “if I’d had only known…. (lol)”. In the couple months since those six fateful words were uttered my life has changed. And now that the first…

Too Windy To Cook Outside?

Have you ever wanted to get outside and throw something on your Firedisc (or grill – btw, time to upgrade) only to have the wind stop you? Maybe the answer is the “Wind Helmet” . The short video below shows the difference with and…

It Started With A Tickle

–Note: The following was written while on steroids, which I am sure everyone will see I don’t handle well (lol)– It started with a tickle, turned into swollen eyes and Jimmy Durante nose. What did? My FACE!!! I have never had an allergic reaction…

TIBS Is Off The Trail – An Update

Broken Foot & Recovery….or is it???? After three months in a walking cast, I was released to physical therapy. I want to remind everyone that patience is not one of my virtues. I thought six weeks and we are good to go. My foot…

Food On The Appalachian Trail – Our 2018 Flip Flop Start and Going Forward

Many of you know that Charlene, aka “TIBS”, broke her foot about 450 miles into our Flip-Flop.  As we get within six months of stepping off again it’s time to look back at what we did and how it worked.  For meals on the…

Seven (7) Months Grey

I checked my date book to see when my last hair color appointment was, February 16, 2018 at 9:30am…….seven months without hair color.  I never thought I would make it, let alone this far.  I thought I might cave and get a touch-up or…

TIBS Is Off The Trail

Rocksylvania claims another victim, this time it’s Charlene.  Okay actually we were in New York almost in sight of Connecticut, but the ROCKS seem to go on and on and on…  Coming out of Fahnestock State Park Charlene’s right foot really started to give…

The Chronicles of T I B S – Day 68

The day started like any other for our band of intrepid adventurers as they packed up their gear and headed onward towards the NY/Conn border this overcast and breezy day. The scenery was amazing with yellow and white flowers on the Lilly Pads. Dad,…

Time And Mileage

My mind says I can do so much mileage in a certain amount of time. My body says to me, “kiss my ass”. Honestly, my mind made me try, but the body is not going along with that idea. The reality of the trail…

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