John Muir Trail Updates
It has been a while since I have sent out a newsletter and thought it was a good time to do so. As June quickly comes to an end and July 8th quickly approaches. On July 8th I will be flying from Kansas City to Seattle Washington where I will meet up with Paul Osborn aka @bcoutdoor (on Twitter). We will be driving from Seattle to Merced California and then hopping a shuttle to Yosemite National Park. The morning of the 9th we will be setting out on our 2013 John Muir Trail thru-hike. We have our permits, food drops, and route all set. We are going out a few days earlier than the rest of the crew to hike twenty or so miles to the Tuolumne Meadows area. I am sad to say that David Creech aka @DavidECreech (on twitter) has been forced to back out of the trip due to a injury. A huge disappointment to all of us. He and his wife are going to try to meet up with us on the trail. Everything depends on what the doctors allow him to do. I hope we do get to see him out there but at the same time he needs to get that foot healed so that he can attend the Columiba #omniten Rouge River adventure.
In late April I announced that I had been honored with being chosen as one of 10 bloggers by Columbia to take part in an epic adventure sponsored by Columbia Sportswear. If you missed that announcement you can read it here. The #omniten crew recently found out that we are being sent to Oregon to go white water rafting on the Rogue River to do some gear testing. We will be doing this in mid to late August so keep on the lookout for more #omniten posts and keep up with what is going on by following the #omniten hashtag on twitter.
Other Outdoor News
Recently I launched a new project called Social Media Outdoors. A blog in which I share tips tricks and information about social media as it pertains to the outdoor sector. I have a passion for both social media and the outdoors and felt that blogging about social media on Hiking The Trail was not what my readers would want and instead created the new site. If you are a blogger or have an interest in social media please check it out. To keep up with my posts you can also follow Social Media Outdoors on Twitter and Facebook.