During the winter I spend a great deal of time online, mostly, reading hiking blogs or visiting cottage industry websites and am very happy to have run across your site. It is well thought out and equally well written. Having read more than a few of your positions has led me to reconsider a few of mine. Thanks.
Jim Morrison said:October 24, 2013 12:13 pm PST
I just reread the chapter(s) on risk management. There has been lot of discussion on line lately about this subject in Loss Control forums. Your principles still seem valid regarding analysis, awareness, and risk measurement. I don't remember your mentioning "training", but perhaps that is obvious.
How would you evaluate the pre-trip analysis of your recent High Sierra trip? Where there any unexpected occurrences that we can learn from?
Robert said:April 15, 2013 9:10 am PST
Interesting. You and I go back to about the same era. I first hiked (parts of) the AT in 1961.
BTW -- I cannot "click-on" to your topics in bold-face, on the left side of your HOME page. What's that?
Will Montgomery said:February 21, 2013 9:58 am PST
Congratulations on such a thorough and thoughtful exploration of approaches to lightweight backpacking.
Paul Morrissette said:May 1, 2012 10:49 am PST
My wife and I are retired and just getting back into hiking. We've been out a few times already, but I feel that getting reacqainted with hiking strategies and tips will be helpful in both long and short runs. After reviewing much of this website, I believe I found a goldmine of information that will certainly guide us for our future hiking activities.
Jim M said:April 2, 2012 8:16 am PST
I agree with the umbrella information. A good sized one also lessens the need for a pack cover. Like many things, I didn't realize how useful an umbrella was until I tried it.
Jeff Brodie said:March 29, 2012 9:54 am PST
Don, The information on your site is great for someone like me! Congratulations! Thank you for your insights here and whenever I see you. Jeff
Daniel Yong said:January 18, 2012 3:50 pm PST
Hi Don. Excellent site. You bring your experience and brains into this most emotional topic of outdoor exploration and enjoyment. You combine the art and the science with common sense and good reasoning. Keep it up!
Pat said:November 16, 2011 8:29 pm PST
Awesome site. Tons of information. I have developed a new perspective on my solo hiking.
Stacy Woodard said:November 5, 2011 1:45 pm PST
Hi Don -
You've done well with your website - very informative. I don't know why I did not think of it sooner, but I know a number of people (co-workers) who are avid hikers/climbers - I'll share your website with them.