Longer Post

I don’t often share my thoughts on things, but when I do this is where you’ll find them. Longer posts are about anything.

They are typically (but not always) longer than a four-minute read based on an average 200 word per minute reading rate, which is apparently the new norm, down from 300 wpm in the fifties.

There go my backpacking plans – Things started to get a bit surreal as it dawned on me that I was the “Cardiac Emergency” just announced on the hospital PA system. Five-minute read, 2 pictures

Wet Feet Hike – The full write up of my recent hike. I was determined to get out on a couple of free days no matter what the weather was. The forecast was for rain and as it had been raining a lot the past few days I was expecting the trails to be wet. 16-minute read, 48 pictures

Four Days, Three Nights, and Two Wildernesses – The full write-up of my late February backpacking trip. 18-minute read, 29 pictures

A Backpacking Trip Goes Wrong – I was lost and didn’t even know it. And then I was taken violently ill. Five-minute read. 13 pictures

British Passport (2018)

Rinse and Repeat. The shop assistant squealed, she’d never seen a passport before, let alone a British one … The UK and the US. It’s often said that they are two nations separated by a common language. After ten years living in the US I can confirm that it is still true. Three-minute read

Self portrait of Gary Allman at the junction of the Pilots and Pole Hollow trails, Hercules Glades Wilderness. November 2018.

Hercules Glades Backpacking in November – Van problems forced me to select a nearby trail for a late fall break. Another visit to Hercules Glades was on the cards. Ten-minute read, 53 pictures

Oops — Wherein a dripping, semi-naked Brit loses the plot or something. Five-minute read, 2 pictures

Another Trip To Hercules Glades – Testing my new tarp and underquilt. Eight-minute read, 40 pictures

Father-Daughter Bonding – Lanie’s on target with my Beretta and Katie’s Sig P238. Five-minute read, 6 pictures

Connections and Degrees of Separation – You may have heard of the idea that all the people on Earth are six or fewer steps away from each other in a human chain of contacts. The “Six degrees of separation” theory, In June this year, I discovered I was three steps away from Che Guevara. Three-minute read, 3 pictures

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