Tag Archives: Black Creek Wilderness

Update on the Salewa Mountain Trainer Boot

Salewa Mountain Trainer Boot

Salewa Mountain Trainers after 50 plus miles of use

I have put over 50 miles on the Salewa Mountain Trainer Boot in the past month exploring the swamps and forests of the Southeastern United States. The boots eat up muddy and rooty trails with ease and provide plenty of ankle protection.  Read on for my full thoughts by clicking HERE.

Final Update High Sierra Pathway 70L backpack

High Sierra

Starting out on my Black Creek Trail thru hike

I have used the High Sierra Pathway 70L on one additional backpacking trip, a 40 mile trip covering the length of the Black Creek Wilderness.  The pack has performed admirably and continues to remain fairly durable.  Read on for the rest of my thoughts.

Update – High Sierra Pathway 70L

High Sierra Pathway 70

Author hiking in the Black Creek Wilderness

I have used the High Sierra Pathway 70 backpack on a couple of backpacking trips and on training hikes over the past few months.  The pack’s performance has been good.  The fit of the pack has been easy to dial in, and thus far I have had no durability issues with the material, buckles, zippers or straps.  It is a traditionally designed internal frame pack and I have felt comfortable with the layout and my ability to store and access my gear.  My only nitpick at this point is that it is a hot pack that does not allow for much air flow on contact points like my back, shoulders and hips.  Read on for my full update! 

Country Archer Jerky Update

Country Archer

Country Archer Meat Bar Black Creek Wilderness

I ran the gamut of emotions for this review: amazing, happy, satisfied, and sad.  The beef jerky from Country Archer has been used backpacking in Mississippi, as a snack during Mardi Gras Parades, and as refueling after running a 50k race in Mississippi.  The product is amazing and left me happy and satisfied, but sad when I went on my latest backpacking trip in the Black Creek Wilderness and realized all I had left was a couple of the Herb Citrus meat bars and had eaten the rest of the jerky. Read on for my final update.

Final Update: Injinji Lightweight Mini-Crew

Injinji Lightweight Mini-Crew Despite the shrinking, I have continued to wear the Injinji Lightweight Mini-Crew socks about twice a week. I don’t think they have shrunk anymore.  I did wear them 2 days straight once more during the test, included an overnight in my hammock.  I put them on on a Thursday morning as I got ready for a canoeing trip in Mississippi.  I was wearing a different pair of FiveFingers this time because I recently bought some Sprints for water use.  Anyways, I drove to Montgomery Al to pick up another guy and then we both drove on over and camped on Black Creek for the night so we could be at the canoe outfitter early Friday morning.  To read the rest of the update please click here.

Coy Boy