Being a Wild Ranger

March 26, 2016

Taking a short breaks from game development and programming is quite important, and I find nature to be the best place for a bit of reflection. Recently I took two outdoor newbies into the wild for a bit of an adventure. It was a trip that had been planned for months, and during planning one of these guys was dead set on taking a weapon, like a mace or bat or sword. It was a bit funny at first until I came to believe he legitimately took the adventure like one you would play in a table top role-playing game, like Pathfinder. It took a lot of coaxing and convincing, but no weapons were brought, instead we had Read the rest of this entry »

Goodbye to 2015

December 31, 2015

Looking Back

I have managed to lose the list of goals I set out for during 2015, my old racing team forum has now disappeared and all the information was lost. A bit unfortunate since my yearly goals have been kept there since 2009. I know that my financial goal for my student loans was not only met but exceeded! I failed at my writing and reading goals, although I did read a handful of books and wrote a lot of documentation for Read the rest of this entry »


September 4, 2015

In 2009 I hiked the Appalachian Trail, 2178 miles from Georgia to Maine.  During that time I got wet and I got cold.  Day after day, especially in the spring.  Starting March 29th, I woke to a frosty tent and a thermometer reading of 17° F.  What the HELL, I’m in Georgia!  Even with rain nearly every day, and temperatures in the 20s to 40s many days, I never got hypothermic.

Fast forward to a few weeks ago.  My girlfriend and I went to Seattle, and planned a weekend trip around Mother Mountain Loop.   We started very early in the morning with a visit to the ranger station to check in and get the wilderness pass, on the way to the station we got to see this amazing bridge that was high above the river below.

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Then we drove another 45 minutes along a dirt forest service road, thanks rental car, to get to Mowich Lake which would be the start and end point for our journey.  The first day would be the longest day at 9 miles since the campsite at 7 miles in was reserved.  The temperature was in the Read the rest of this entry »

Hiking Barefoot

March 22, 2015

My amazing girlfriend Sonia and I recently went camping in the DuPuis Management Area of the South Florida Water Management District.  It was a quick weekend trip that was quite amazing and I had tried something very new to me, Hiking Barefoot.

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The Adventure

April 9, 2011

For those that do not already know, I hiked from Georgia to Maine along the Appalachian Trail in 2009.   The journey took 6 months, from March 29th to October 2nd.  Since I have yet to start really adding content to the blog in terms of computer related stuff, I suppose I should bring other life interests/stories along for the ride.

There will be many stories to come, as well as some general statistics of the adventure.  I hope you enjoy the stories, of how I made it to Maine.