I'm a web developer/sysadmin/host (NERD TRIPLE THREAT!) and this is my attempt to write about...leaving the house. Sometimes. Like, to go backpacking. And take some pictures. And justify spending the money on all the gear WHY SO MUCH?!?

So check back weekly for all the smrt missives! And the dumb tweets!

Also hiking things!

Feel free to write and complain.

writing matters
22 February 2017

Cool story, Ma. Tell it again

Dogs love to hear the backstory of their toys

hissy fits
15 February 2017

With the new puppy I have to set up a trail camera in the hallway to get a glimpse of my cats.

8 February 2017

404 falls not found

Picture taken in October, posted in February NO ONE WILL KNOW THANKS TO CLIMATE CHANGE

1 February 2017

I backpack so I can lay in my hammock and watch Acquisitions Inc play D&D @PatrickRothfuss #TheSecret

foggy bottom
28 January 2017

Flood City is in there somewhere...

Date: 01/21/2017

Location: Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail, near Seward, PA to Decker shelter area

Trail Distance: 5 miles (5 miles ytd)

So that's a decent start to the year. Stupid warm for January, but pretty dry considering the days of rain beforehand. Shelter 1 has two great hyangin' trees right next door.

Learned that I really need to put things in the same place each time, or I will be unloading the pack completely to find my gloves.

And orange loops on stakes are a Great Idea when doing the final once-over (also: once-overs. And twice-overs).

So noisy yet so delightful.

sharper images
25 January 2017

Geology SUCKS

18 January 2017

Neighborhood infrastructure project

new normal
11 January 2017

Move along, citizen.