Sneak Peek: Ultimate Direction Bike/Tarp Conversion Kit

The Ultimate Direction FK Tarp set up with the Bike/Tarp Conversion Kit – no trekking poles required!

At a Glance

  • Pros: Easy to set up/take down, simple, lightweight, roomy
  • Cons: Tarps in general don’t have the greatest protection from bugs like mosquitoes
  • Weight: alone: 91 grams, w/FK Tarp + 6 stakes: ~544 grams
  • Interesting To: Ultralight enthusiasts
  • Best For: FKTs/Self-Supported Races, sub-24 hour missions
  • Available: Fall 2019
  • Price: around $25 – $35 for the kit (once released); $199.95 for the FK Tarp
  • More Information: The Ultimate Direction Adventure Collection
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Creating a Nolans/Slow-lans Backpacking Guide

Mt. Yale seen from the Colorado Trail

I’m creating an online backpacking guide! I’ve decided upon making one about backpacking the Sawatch 14ers, based on the Nolans 14 challenge. Can you backpack the Nolans line, aka SLOW-lans? Sure! But perhaps, with a few tweaks and knowledge on how to resupply or even skip a peak if things are aligning perfectly. I’m not done yet, but see my work, in progress:


Slow-lans Guide Navigation:

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2019 Project Dreamin’

Winter is a time where I regroup, starting training in earnest, and sketch out goals I want to do for the summer (’cause I don’t ski). Below is my list of things I’d like to take on:

Currently Ongoing

Self-Powered Longs Peak Project  (SPLPP!)

The Challenge: Summit Longs Peak once a month by a different route on each of those months –  for a full year!

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