EarthTone

I'm Joe "EarthTone" Harold. I have always had an interest in the outdoors and backpacking. That interest has morphed into an obsession with the A.T. and my wife (LoGear) and I will be feeding that obsession starting in April of 2017. I'm a 30 year veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and have just finished up as the Manager at the A.T. Museum in Gardners, PA. You can also follow my life adventures at my personal blog: https://cgmasterchief.blogspot.com/ See you out on the trail.

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How Backpacking Gear Has Changed Through the Decades

How Backpacking Gear Has Changed Through the Decades

The evolution of the pack list.... If you're planning on hitting the trail this year, you're most likely fretting and constantly editing your pack

Mar 7, 2017 : EarthTone
In Which I Reach Saturation in my Preparations

In Which I Reach Saturation in my Preparations

I have made my AWOL's spreadsheets tailored to my needs I have combed through the pdf version of

Jan 12, 2017 : EarthTone
The Weight Factor: Losing Weight on a Long Distance Hike

The Weight Factor: Losing Weight on a Long Distance Hike

When the word weight is used in the backpacking world, it usually refers to what you are carrying in your backpack.  The weight I'm thinking about

Dec 29, 2016 : EarthTone
The Quest of Pamola

The Quest of Pamola

Pamola - protector of Katahdin You have to admit, Pamola is a badass looking dude.  Well, god actually.  As the Penobscot stories go, Pamola is a

Dec 2, 2016 : EarthTone