Hey fellow hikers. Sorry I’ve been off the grid with youtube videos and hiking.
Truth is getting everything for my wedding this year stalled my hiking and after the wedding it turned into my busy season at work.
I plan to hit the trails again sometime in November/December to get some good hikes in for a few days.
No long distance hikes planned for 2013.
2014 I wil probably get in a 40-50 miler.
I plan on going over some gear in October when things slow down.
Got an email from David aka “Cyborg” who will be walking the Appalachian Trail this year.
He is looking to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project which has helped to assist in his brother’s recovery when he was wounded in Afghanistan.
If you believe in his cause please show support:
Here on Long Island we are currently dealing with Hurricane Sandy.
As with Irene being a hiker allows me with some small comfort that I can move me and my family at a moments notice and fair well in less than ideal conditions.
Flooding has started on the south shore of Long Island, NY where I live 14 hours before the hurricane is supposed to reach us.
Based on current weather forecast we will not receive the rains as earlier predicted. However we will receive the high winds (gusts to 80-90 mph) and high tides (looks to be about 8-12 feet above normal).
We have the proper provisions for an extended stay without power. However, I fear many on the island didnt take this particular storm as serious as others. Most neighborhoods at marinas and near the coast have been evacuated.
Stay safe for those who will be effected on the East Coast.
I’m going to scout out the prelim flooding near my neighborhood to assess and plan accordingly.
Water Monkey out
Sorry been out of the loop for a while since I came back from the big hike. This part of the year is my busy season for accounting and on top of that I am in the midst of planning my wedding coming up in 2013.I have plans for me and the Bumble to do a video on the gear I used during my 100 mile hike but I’ve been working most weekends lately. Hope to have a new video up in a few weeks.