Out of work again. Sigh. In my industry, IT, it seems that most work these days is project based work. I just completed a four month contract where I was working sometimes seven days per week, sometimes to midnight or even later, but now I'm unemployed. Such is life. At least the project was successful.
I'm ready for a break, but I hope I'll find work soon. The extra time will hopefully help me get to some posts I've been wanting to write for some time now -- and allow me to do more hiking. Because of work, I've really had to curtail my hiking trips, particularly in March. :(
I did get out this past weekend to the San Gorgonio Wilderness in Southern California.
|Yours truly, in the San Gorgonio Wilderness|
You can see my trip report, if you're interested: East Barton Flats to Grinnell Ridge Camp. I had a great time exploring a cross country short cut and checking out a hidden and generally unknown spring -- a valuable resource in a dry area like Southern California.
|Hidden Mosquito Spring|
I've become a "Trail Ambassador" for Gossamer Gear, an ultra light equipment company.
my recent trip report? :)
The only down side perhaps is that Gossamer Gear really isn't a stove company, so I probably won't be doing a lot of stove reviews on their gear. I will be using their packs, accessories, etc, and hopefully you'll see them crop up from time to time in my posts.
The State of the Blog
Adventures in Stoving is doing well. Around the end of February, Adventures in Stoving passed the half million mark in terms of site views. That means that over 500,000 people have come to view the information presented here in just a little over two years. I think that's pretty good for an individual's hobby blog.
Let me share a little graphic with you:
With gratitude and appreciation,