… I have Trail Journals. How heavy is my Monkey? Well, I just read the journal of a woman who did the Skyline-to-the-Sea trail, a mere 30something miles covered in a long weekend. It’s a hike all the Bay Area backpackers should try once — I’ve done a third of it (where I learned the value of packing one’s tent poles).

Long as we’re on the TJ subject, here’s a guy who’s planning to thru-hike the Buckeye Trail this summer. It circumnavigates Ohio and, apparently, has been thru-hiked only once before.