Chris G.

2017 AT NOBO. Did normal stuff up until this point in life, college, job for 5ish years, and other assorted marginally interesting stuff. Born near the Blue Ridge Mts in VA and spent a lot of time wandering around the AT and other hiking trails. Plan is to head north early April. http://www.hikefor.com/Chris_G/AT/2017

Posts

Quest for a Lighter Hammock System

Quest for a Lighter Hammock System

Ways to fight the tent versus hammock weight debate. Tips to lighten the weight of hammock set-ups. When the ounce counters meet and compare a hamm

Feb 12th : Chris G.
Hammock Shakedown II: The Final Shakedown (maybe)

Hammock Shakedown II: The Final Shakedown (maybe)

Cue music.  Pinhoti trail hiking and hammock camping were the recipe for this shakedown. Planning Information As I set out planning this shakedown h

Feb 5th : Chris G.
Hammock Camping Shakedown #1

Hammock Camping Shakedown #1

The trials and tribulations of my first attempt at hammock camping and what I think went wrong/right. This was my third semi-shakedown hike since I on

Jan 5th : Chris G.
Gear Review: Gossamer Gear Carbon Trekking Poles [LT4S]

Gear Review: Gossamer Gear Carbon Trekking Poles [LT4S]

Basic specs: Gossamer Gear, LT4S Trekking Pole Custom-manufactured carbon fiber for optimum strength to weight ratio Spiral Wrap at the tip

Dec 20th : Chris G.
Pressing Pause on “Normal” Life

Pressing Pause on “Normal” Life

When the urge to hike struck, why I'm hiking list, hike preparation, and when I plan to head into the woods for one he** of an unpaid vacation. Where

Dec 8th : Chris G.
Shakedown hikes, the case for and tips

Shakedown hikes, the case for and tips

A shakedown hike is a typically shorter hike you go on to help prepare for a longer distance hike. This article has some good reasons to do a shakedow

Nov 26th : Chris G.
A Cold Shakedown Hike in VA

A Cold Shakedown Hike in VA

There are all kinds of theories on whether you should do any kind of shake down hike prior to entering the world of long distance hiking. I will save

Nov 23rd : Chris G.