Trail Ratings

I’m a triathlete. I like metrics and benchmarks. Metrics give me a common means of measurement, and benchmarks provide a way to track my progress. In triathlon training, I can use heart rate, pace, speed, distance, timing, power, etc. to track my progress. Pretty standard means of measurement. Hiking has…

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A New Kayak

Wrestling with loading it by myself for the first time and its maiden voyage A couple of weeks ago, I purchased a fiery red Inuit LiquidLogic 14.5 kayak I saw listed on Craigslist. I met the seller in the pouring rain just south of Yelm. I inspected it pretty carefully,…

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