Transam 2017

Day 3 TAT 2017 22 May

Came to stay a night in Friday Harbor with my neice and nephew who I hadn't seen for about 25 years (saying that makes me feel old). Had a wonderful day fishing on Puget Sound and then back home for a BBQ of fish from the freezer. A full day of just great fun reconnecting with family. Katie and Andrew are now in the favorite relatives category,

20-21 May

<p>Spending the weekend in Anacortes WA &nbsp;decompressing from the plane ride from Bangkok with my great friends Doug and Annie. Great conversation and wonderful food! Makes the idea of running away to live in a tent for 3 months maybe a little bit less romantic.</p><p>&nbsp;</p>

Preparation for Trans America 2017

This year I will be using some new equipment courtesy of Cascade Designs. 

1. Titanium kettle providing a lighter cooking solution. (

2. NeoAir Xlite very compact sleeping mattress. About half the packed size of the EvoLite mattress I used last year. (

3. Hubba Hubba NX 2 man tent, European version with green rain fly for enhanced stealth camping (