Squeaky finishes his Triple Crown trek

December 30, 2005

A video has been posted showing Squeaky arriving at Springer Mountain, completing his Calendar Year Triple Crown hike.

(Tip from Weathercarrot, posted in AT-L.)


This might work

December 29, 2005

I’m checking out the blog editing tool Performancing. It’s a Firefox plugin.

It adds a little convenience to blogging because the editor is always just one click away in your Firefox browser.

I don’t know if it will fit my pattern of posting, but I like the idea better than Flock, which requires use of a different, albeit similar, browser.

Awesome views

December 26, 2005

I’m a little slow to see the mention in AmericasRoof.com about MasterViews. The site contains some remarkable views from several mountaintops, with the peaks within each view identified.

Here’s the north view from Clingman’s Dome.

Unique site

December 26, 2005

Michael Silence found an interesting niche site: Northeast Tennessee Waterfalls.

This is weird

December 25, 2005

On the same day Robert Butler’s Trailcast has an interview with Mat “Sqeaky” Hazley, a member of the email subscription group AT-L asked,

“Does anyone know Squeaky’s progress? He’s the British Calendar Year Triple Crown attempter.”

What’s weird about this is I think I saw Squeaky on my hike to Mt. Kephart.

I’ll check this out and report back in my upcoming trip report.

Trailcast is back

December 25, 2005

Robert Butler’s podcast called Trailcast is back after a long hiatus.

I failed to notice that he posted a new interview a couple weeks ago because, for unknown reasons, that post didn’t show up on my iTunes.

At any rate, a new interview was posted today. Robert interviewed Mat “Squeaky” Hazley, who is trying to beat “Flyin’ Brian” Robinson‘s record for a Calendar Year Triple Crown. That is, he’s trying to hike the Appalachian Trail, the Pacfic Coast Trail and the Continental Divide Trail in 2005.

I’m loading it onto my iPod right away.

Lightweight favorites

December 25, 2005

Staff members of Backpacking Light magazine and Backpackinglight.com have published their favorite gear from the 2005 hiking and backpacking season.

Unlike most pages on the site, this one doesn’t require a paid registration.

Curiously, I found Ryan Jordan’s praise for a McHale Summit pack interesting, considering I couldn’t find that pack on the McHale Web site.

Then again, maybe the problem is the McHale site. Dan McHale has a well-deserved reputation for making some of the best packs around, but his Web site needs a makeover.