A desire not to butt into other people’s business is eighty percent of all human wisdom.
R A Heinlein

Daketown State Forest

Posted on 12 Sep 2021 by Steve Markham

Last Winter James sent me two recommendations for backpacking trips for short legs. Last night Lewis and I tried out the first one, Daketown State Forest. Lewis gave it 5 stars, 5 thumbs up.

Lewis is my backpacking padawan
Lewis is my backpacking padawan

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Some Birthday Science

Posted on 09 Sep 2021 by Steve Markham

I got a birthday present in the mail today, a new Sawyer filter!

The new, big filter is less than twice the weight, flows easier and faster, and has threads on the clean side!
The new, big filter is less than twice the weight, flows easier and faster, and has threads on the clean side!

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Clear Pond

Posted on 07 Sep 2021 by Steve Markham

We all went backpacking to Clear Pond to celebrate Labor Day, Rosh Hashanah, and my 40th birthday. The Madsens came with. It was lovely. Backpacking is my favorite thing.

The view of Clear Pond from the tent site (we usually stay at the lean-to by the rocks you can see to the right across the pond)
The view of Clear Pond from the tent site (we usually stay at the lean-to by the rocks you can see to the right across the pond)

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Links and Books, August 2021

Posted on 31 Aug 2021 by Steve Markham

August was busy busy busy. I didn’t finish any books, and I spent most of the month on a reddit fast, which is where I normally get my links. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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