Richard Humphreys

Originally from the UK, I've lived in the USA for almost twenty years. Most of my hiking has been done in the western states of the US, but I've also hiked in Scotland, Canada and New Zealand. Fun-fact: I named my left quad "brute-force" and my right quad "ignorance".

Posts

Unfinished Business

Unfinished Business

In February 2008, I moved from Phoenix to San Diego to start a new job. During the weeks that followed, the economy began to experience a downturn

May 30, 2020 : Richard Humphreys
My Phone May not Survive 2,650 Miles

My Phone May not Survive 2,650 Miles

Long before my first smartphone, I owned a "personal digital assistant." I bought a PDA because I was tired of keeping a pile of post-it notes. So

Mar 9, 2020 : Richard Humphreys
Midlife Crisis? Possibly

Midlife Crisis? Possibly

After giving a lot of thought to hiking the PCT, I'd had plenty of time to consider the practicalities. I would be quitting my job, obviously.

Feb 10, 2020 : Richard Humphreys
I Need a Bigger Bear Canister

I Need a Bigger Bear Canister

My shakedown hike on the John Muir Trail highlighted several gear issues, but in this post I'm going to focus on the bear canister. In particular,

Jan 12, 2020 : Richard Humphreys
Solo Hiking: An Opportunity for Self-Reflection

Solo Hiking: An Opportunity for Self-Reflection

A few months ago, I read a post by a solo female hiker (SFH) who's had some bad experiences when interacting with men. It's possible that she's just

Dec 17, 2019 : Richard Humphreys
PCT-Inspired Playlists

PCT-Inspired Playlists

A few years ago, I was passing through Death Valley in late January. While I was at the visitors center, I asked the ranger about trail conditions on

Nov 18, 2019 : Richard Humphreys
We Don’t Get Nine Lives

We Don’t Get Nine Lives

A little obvious, I know. But have you ever been in a situation when time seems to slow down? It happens as soon as you perceive that you're in

Oct 21, 2019 : Richard Humphreys
Three Reasons Why

Three Reasons Why

Why did you decide to hike the Pacific Crest Trail? Here are my top three reasons. There's at least one more, but I'll leave that for another

Sep 24, 2019 : Richard Humphreys