Thursday 4 February 2010

New TGO - Continental Divide Trail and GPS

In the March issue of TGO, just out, my backpacking column is about the Continental Divide Trail, the longest hike I have undertaken. In gear I review GPS mapping units and look at the future of GPS for the outdoors. Elsewhere Judy Armstrong reviews waterproof jackets for women, John Manning tests the new Osprey Manta 25 pack and Cameron McNeish describes the gear he used on a backpacking trip at the end of last December in bitterly cold weather.

Other interesting features are Jim Perrin’s column on Thoreau (great to see the latter being promoted but I disagree completely with Jim’s denigration of John Muir), an interview with Helen McDade of the John Muir Trust, a gripping account of being avalanched in the Lake District, the North Pennines explored by Dan Bailey. Paddy Dillon on the Arctic Circle Trail in Greenland, the story of a recluse who lived in a remote bothy for over 30 years, Bill Birkett’s favourite Langdale walks and a philosophical piece on the attractions of natural landscapes

Photo info: On the Canada/USA border at the start of the Continental Divide Trail. Pentax MX, Tamron 35-70 lens, Kodachrome 64 film. No exposure details. Scanned slide tweaked in Lightroom 2.5.


  1. Is that way marker only three feet tall? :-)

  2. How did you guess? :-)

    Actually, it's not a waymarker. It's a border post. There's a whole line of them right along the USA/Canada border.