Tuesday, September 03, 2013


Yesterday's hike: 4 h 5 min | 7.2 mi | 1.7 mph.

I hiked my twentieth 4000-footer, Mt Waumbek!

There's not much exciting about this hike, except for the fact that it's got to be the easiest trail I've taken to a 4000-footer so far. No struggle to get yourself over giant boulders at the top, and as you near the peak it doesn't get significantly steeper. Probably a good thing, since I'm severely out of training.

It does have some fun features. Near the start, you pass what appears to be an old well:

On the way to the summit of Mt Waumbek, you cross Mt Starr King. Right near the summit cairn for the latter is a USGS survey marker:

There's a cool fireplace along the trail, also near the summit of Mt Starr King:

You also get the best views here:

The summit of Mt Waumbek is, well, a bit understated, shall we say?

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Tank 254

Total miles: 86136. Trip miles: 207.4. Gallons: 5.070. Price per gallon: $3.819. Screen mileage: 46.3. Tank mileage: 40.9 mpg.

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Tank 253

Total miles: 85929. Trip miles: 422.8. Gallons: 7.518. Price per gallon: $4.039. Screen mileage: 47.4. Tank mileage: 56.2 mpg. The pump was faulty and I'm pretty sure the tank didn't fill up, which is why the tank mileage is incorrectly high.

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Tank 252

Total miles: 85506. Trip miles: 362.4. Gallons: 8.044. Price per gallon: $3.799. Screen mileage: 48.9. Tank mileage: 45.1 mpg.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Tank 251

Total miles: 85144. Trip miles: 416.4. Gallons: 9.003. Price per gallon: $3.499. Screen mileage: 53.3. Tank mileage: 46.2 mpg.

Monday, July 01, 2013

Tank 250

Total miles: 84727. Trip miles: 452.5. Gallons: 8.305. Price per gallon: $3.479. Screen mileage: 52.1. Tank mileage: 54.5 mpg.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Tank 249

Total miles: 84274. Trip miles: 456.4. Gallons: 9.597. Price per gallon: $3.379. Screen mileage: not recorded. Tank mileage: 47.5 mpg.