During the COVID shut down I am walking through my neighborhood with my backpack on testing the weight, testing how it feels and eating dinner at night in a local park. So I am practicing backpacking.
April 10, 2020
It is after midnight I am learning how to write an electronic journal using my phone and the word processor on it. My plan is to use a non-Wi-Fi connected device while on trail to record my thoughts, what I see, observations I make and stories about the people I encounter. When I get into town with Wi-Fi or a café where I can sit and make a blog post it may be easy to cut and paste what I write in the field directly into the blog add some pictures of what I saw that week and send it on its way.
This is a test for my four corners loop maybe I could do my daily journal on this and then cut it paste it into my blog
Well it worked it was not that hard so I could use Pages to talk and take my notes without using Wi-Fi and then when I get into Wi-Fi access I can cut and paste it into this.
I’m speaking into my phone and seeing how this will translate into making a blog post easy for me to do while on trail. I do not want technology to frustrate me so I am playing with it right now to reduce the amount of time I’m trying to tape while in the woods or the desert.
I am busy creating the tools I will use to communicate with the world while hiking the trail I planned. This blog you are reading is one tool. Another tool is my Instagram account linked to the left, and now I have created a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fclta/
Skiing today not on the 4 Corners Loop but I am basically testing this blog to see how easy it is to use
This is the first post for the Four Corners Loop. It is about 13 months away from the start of the hike. The maps are basically finished and finances are coming together. I have a ton of spreadsheets to work with that calculate the hiking miles, and I even have a complex food preparation spreadsheet. But I am overcoming a major hurdle today and working on my web page / blog for the hike. This is a necessary component because I do want to share this hike with others and in todays world communicating with smoke signals just does not cut it anymore.
Welcome to my website.