trailblogs

I’m a small town guy who has always had a passion for the outdoors and hiking in particular. I recently realized that I have lost touch with nature. I wasn’t spending as much time as I not only wanted but needed outdoors. So I figured if I gave myself the task of blogging about it I’d have to go because I have a reason.

This worked very well. For the next four weeks I hiked every weekend. Though I was having a lot of fun, I quickly realized that I wasn’t ready to start spitting out blogs at the pace I was hiking. I didn’t let this deter me. I kept hiking and started getting better at generating assets for the hikes. As I went along the assets for each hike grew smaller and smaller. Not because I didn’t want to take as many pictures, more because I slowly started to realize that my blog posts shouldn’t all be monster novels basically taking the hike for you on your screen. Not that those don’t have a place.

This is what made me start a Twitter account for trailblogs. I quickly amassed a following of hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, than national parks and land conservatories next, followed by all sorts of relevent interests. I realized that twitter is a huge help in not only growing my network, but helping me stay connected on a day-to-day basis. I could even go for a walk through town and send some pictures of the beautiful day to Twitpic, all from the familiar interface of my iPhone. I didn’t even have open a Twitter app.

After writing the first post about Cozy Dell, the feeling struck like a bolt of lightning. Shorter posts are way easier for me and for the readers. I’ll occasionally mix it up with some longer ones but perhaps make them more interesting like about camping, backpacking, and wilderness survival.

I want trailblogs to serve as a repository for all the hikes I enjoy most. It’s not my intention to build a huge database of all the hikes in the world but merely to share the ones I know and care about.

Mostly Pictures and text. But I plan on eventually doing videos. I’ll include specs on the trail:

  • Elevation gain
  • Distance
  • Time
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Seasonal and weather information
  • Safety advise.
  • Survival Tools and Techniques.

I also want to start a trail guide business and would love to take people out wherever they want to go really as long as I know where I’m going and for how long. Rates we can discuss if there is interest.

All Pictures are taken from an iPhone 5. I use iPhoto to export the files I need to folders named for respective trails. Then I simply upload them to wordpress during my draft.

Hike. Pictures with iPhone. iPhoto to folder. Write. Upload to wordpress. Keep it simple and stupid.

If there are any questions don’t hesitate to ask.

Peace

Josh

2 thoughts on “trailblogs

  1. Josh…just found your site. looks like I’m a little late to the party, but please check me out at ojairambler.wordpress.com. I focus more on native plants but I love your reviews and definitely want to add you to the blogroll. would love to chat, hit me up at ojairambler@gmail…

    • Thanks for the comment! I dig what you’re doing. I would love to get together for a hike sometime soon. I have Tuesdays and Wednesdays off and that is usually when I get my hiking in.

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