Brian Lewis

Long distance backpacking is my "thing". I've thru-hiked the big three trails in the U.S. and my sweet spot now is 4 - 6 week trips, "chunk" hiking my way through other trails.

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How to Get Your Gear Where You’re Going

How to Get Your Gear Where You’re Going

Air travel with backpacking gear: Going on your first “well away from home” backpacking trip?  Read on for strategies to get your precious gear to th

Feb 7th : Brian Lewis
Beware the Failing Zipper

Beware the Failing Zipper

I periodically have closure issues.   Not of the type where you’re trying to resolve an ambiguous situation, I’m talking about the very unambiguous ne

Dec 27th : Brian Lewis
Hiking El Camino de Santiago Blog: Summary

Hiking El Camino de Santiago Blog: Summary

Average: 17.3 miles per day Along with my friends Lucky and Milky, I started the Camino from St. Jean Pied de Port on September 25th, and got to Sa

Nov 11th : Brian Lewis
Done. and Done.

Done. and Done.

Another rainy day where we mostly dodged the bullet, i.e., we got rained on some, but enjoyed a great deal of hiking time without rain. The full moo

Oct 28th : Brian Lewis
March to the Sea

March to the Sea

As planned, we got a typically early start this morning, desiring to walk more miles in good weather today, anticipating wet weather to come (soon).

Oct 26th : Brian Lewis
Santiago, and Beyond

Santiago, and Beyond

Friday, October 23rd was another of those "great day where nothing especially remarkable happened" type of days. Started hiking again under the star

Oct 24th : Brian Lewis
Counting Down the Kilometres

Counting Down the Kilometres

After I uploaded my last blog post, Lynda checked into our Albergue, having hiked 40 km. She's run short on time, and so took a bus this day to be abl

Oct 23rd : Brian Lewis
Into Galicia

Into Galicia

We slept the previous night in an upscale Albergue in the town of Ambasmestas - - - still bunk beds, up to 6 to a room (we were 4 with a French fellow

Oct 20th : Brian Lewis
In Bierzo

In Bierzo

We're currently in an area called Bierzo, well known for wine and I think other things that I haven't puzzled out. I asked about this in the tourist i

Oct 18th : Brian Lewis
Getting Colder

Getting Colder

After a Spanish type breakfast (toast, a little juice, coffee or (for me) hot chocolate), we started hiking October 15th while the stars were still ou

Oct 16th : Brian Lewis