Berryman Loop

August 16, 2017 by Uncategorized No Comments

This post is delayed by two weeks because I’m finally done recovering from the Berryman Loop. I arrived at the Berryman campground at 11am on Saturday August 5th. The trail was in great shape and I made good time through the first 6 miles. At […]

Cedar Creek

July 9, 2017 by Uncategorized No Comments

Tonight I’m out on the cedar creek trail in Missouri near Columbia. I started the trail about 11am this morning, and completed about 17 miles before pulling off to the side of the trail to crash. The morning consisted mostly of walking through pastures like […]

Home Again

July 4, 2017 by Uncategorized No Comments

Woke up early to another good view.  Broke camp early and headed back. Return trip was pretty uneventful. Most of the last stint was downhill. The only thing that slowed me down was the abundance of spider webs crossing the path every few feet. I […]

A Mountain to Myself 

July 3, 2017 by Uncategorized No Comments

Backpacked to the top of Bell Mountain today. I’m making camp in a clearing just east of the peak. The view is pretty good… I only encountered one other hiker on the trail, and he was heading out. I arrived in camp pretty late, taking […]

Trip Log

June 29, 2017 by Uncategorized No Comments

I’ve decided to resurrect this site to provide a log of backpacking and other trips I’ll be taking in the coming months. Hopefully I’ll be able to upload some posts from on the trail (data gods willing). First up will be the Belle Mountain loop […]


CD Battery Pack Spot Welder Design

April 4, 2014 by Projects No Comments

I just wanted to talk a bit about a design for a capacitor discharge battery pack spot welder that I’m working on. This project is motivated by the large pile of defunct Dewalt 18 volt battery packs that dad’s construction business generates. You can have […]


Projects Keeping Me Busy

March 23, 2014 by Miscellaneous, Projects No Comments

I just wanted to post a little update blurb to show some of the projects that have been keeping me preoccupied in the last couple months. I spent a few weeks in January and February doing some remodeling at a friend’s house. This was a […]

Mars Musings Pt 1

December 15, 2013 by Mars Musings No Comments

Insomnia lately has led me to dredge up some old thoughts on the subject of a manned mission to Mars. I’m sure this is due in part to recent talk about VASIMR and its promised 39 day trip to Mars circulating online. For those unfamiliar […]

New Blog

December 7, 2013 by Miscellaneous No Comments

Hello all! Welcome to my new homepage! This revamp was necessary after one of my other hosted sites was infected with some pesky htaccess redirects that would not go away. Instead of digging to find the script that re-installed them when I deleted the .htaccess […]