Author: Rich Mayfield

Bike Fiasco

I expected the bicycle I had outfitted for my ride through Alabama to Springer Mountain to arrive in Mobile last Wednesday. When it did not arrive on Thursday, I called Light Street Cycles in Baltimore for the UPS tracking number.…

Florida Trail GPS Log

With my trip along the Florida Trail complete, I’ve collected quite a few check-ins. Each night I checked in with a Spot Satellite Messenger. This device relayed my position to a satellite. From there, family is notified via email and…

Get Moving!

I finished the Florida section of the Eastern Continental Trail on April 26, 2011. This segment took me from the tropical party city of Key West, through the forests and swamps of Florida, and across the gulf islands to Pensacola.…

A place for my thoughts…

Welcome to my blog. More often that not, while trekking through the wilderness, one thought persists throughout the day. The stream of consciousness a hiker has to contend with is probably what most psychologists would classify as…well they’d classify it, which can’t…