Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Team Granite Gear

Blake and I have gained another corporate sponsor, Granite Gear. They have been more then generous with their gear donations to Blake and Michael. They have provided them with an array of airline air bags (the toughest and lightest stuff sacks on the market) and a couple of Cloud Covers (an ultralight pack cover that actually packs into itself). In addition they had Michael send his Vapor Trail up to their corporate office for maintanance, they reenforced the stitching on some of the sensitive areas. Granite Gear is all about innovation, and they care about what comes after the new creative idea. Granite Gear is about outdoor gear that really works… out there, where it really matters! We are so happy to have a great sponsor like Granite Gear, who has really taken an interest in our hike and has done more than was ever expected of them in terms of helping Blake and Michael be ready for their hike. A big thanks to Dan Cruikshank over at Granite Gear for setting this up for us.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Change in plans...AGAIN!

Blake and I are gonna go SOBO on June 1st, 2005. We had to make the change do to educational conflicts. If you have been counting tis is our third direction change since we started planning a year ago.

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Top 5

The Top 5 things people ask when I tell them I am hiking the Appalachian Trail, besides the obvious 1st two questions (Oh, what is that? and Wait, you are doing the whole thign?)

5. Aren't you afraid of bears?
4. Where do you get food, and what do you eat?
3. Where do you sleep?
2. What do you do when it rains?
1. Are you going alone or with a group?