Portable Power for Backpacking or Bikepacking

This is a bit random. I didn’t go looking for this, I just stumbled across a tweet that interested me and followed the rabbit hole long enough to find it interesting.

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Full Review of TrekMount and StickPic

A couple of months ago, I posted my first impressions of the TrekMount and StickPic. After several backpacking hikes including my recent Grand Canyon Backpacking Tour, I think it is time to post my full thoughts on these two products. I’ve gone back and forth on reviewing these two products together again, but have finally decided to do so because I employ them as a system and I have some comments regarding the system as a whole. However, please keep in mind that these are different products manufactured and sold by two different people and comments regarding the one do not necessarily reflect upon the other.

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Challenge Offered; Challenge Accepted

Proof of challenge acceptance

Proof of challenge acceptance

Yup. Here we go. My little pack of computer nerds have committed to run the Rocket City Marathon this year and this post serves as my shouting it on the street corner. If I don’t follow through for reasons other than emergency, sickness, or injury, I’ll be publicly shamed.

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Grand Canyon Backpacking Tour – Day 4

I’m sorry about the delay in posting this final episode, but I’ve been at my company’s annual user conference in Las Vegas and things are very busy during that week. I was able to work on my video on the plane going over, but once I got there, I got busy and didn’t have any time to sit down and work on the blog post.

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Grand Canyon Backpacking Tour – Day 3

After a great evening at the North Rim Lodge and a cool night in the North Rim Campground, day 3 was a descent back down the North Kaibab trail and back to the Bright Angel Campground.

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Grand Canyon Backpacking Tour – Night on the North Rim

At the end of our climb up the North Kaibab Trail, we spent the night on the North Rim and ended up having a very nice evening. So, I wanted to put together a short post on that.

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Grand Canyon Backpacking Tour – Day 2

The previous night was really nice; with the fly off, I was able to look up to the stars anytime I was awake, which wasn’t really that much. I didn’t eat a full breakfast since my dinner was large the night before, but we still didn’t get out on the trail very early. It was 05:59 by the time we got to the North Kaibab Trailhead even though it was only about 150 yards from the campsite.

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