pearwood

I am a photographer, walker, and sometime paddler, a theologically-educated geek living in Rochester, NY. Once upon a time I was an Army helicopter jockey in Alaska. He/him. Christian, cisgender male who strongly supports his gay/lesbian/trans/whatever friends, relatives and neighbors. I started with film, switched to digital, then went back to classic film cameras. With major back surgery in August 2019 and bunion repair in January 2020 now behind me, I am gearing up to start Appalachian Trail northbound in March, 2022 to celebrate my seventy-second birthday. Blogging for The Trek.

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Still Here, and Exploring Letchworth

Still Here, and Exploring Letchworth

This post has nothing and everything to do with thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. It's about getting these old bones and, especially, my head, ready

Apr 15, 2021 : pearwood
On the trail while not on the trail

On the trail while not on the trail

My wife figured it out before I did. I told her I was feeling down and I wasn't sure why. "Is it because the other Appalachian Trail hikers

Feb 21, 2021 : pearwood
In the meantime, hiking at Letchworth

In the meantime, hiking at Letchworth

Your registration T13260 was cancelled. I finally did it. It's official. I canceled my June 1, 2021 Appalachian Trail northbound registration. It's

Jan 31, 2021 : pearwood
In the darkness remember the light

In the darkness remember the light

The darkness is only a passing thing On December 18 I hiked the Kisil Point Trail in Letchworth State Park on a glorious day with lots of sunshine

Jan 7, 2021 : pearwood
Pinhole magic on the trail

Pinhole magic on the trail

I carry two cameras on the trail, the Argus C3 and the Ondu 135 pinhole. I've already talked about the Argus and shown you what it can do. So

Dec 30, 2020 : pearwood
2000 Miles Together – my thoughts

2000 Miles Together – my thoughts

If you want to know what the book was about, read the blurb on Goodreads or wherever you prefer to buy books. There is already a full-blown review

Dec 22, 2020 : pearwood
Why are you thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail?

Why are you thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail?

The question is the one I ask myself. "Why *are* you planning to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail??" Pretty much everyone I talk to who has actually

Dec 18, 2020 : pearwood
Hiking the Gibsonville trails at Letchworth

Hiking the Gibsonville trails at Letchworth

I don't live close enough to the AT to do my prep hikes on it. Thankfully, New York State has an abundance of beautiful places to hike. Letchworth

Dec 12, 2020 : pearwood
I Revised My Start Date to June 1, 2021

I Revised My Start Date to June 1, 2021

I gave in to reality. Plan A, as you may recall, was to thru-hike in 2020. Surgeries and pandemic took care of that. Plan B was to start March

Dec 8, 2020 : pearwood
Out on the trail, with cameras

Out on the trail, with cameras

I was out on the trail Thursday and Friday afternoons. Thursday was chilly and sunny. Friday was chilly and damp. Both were fine days for walking. I

Dec 5, 2020 : pearwood