Lots of hiking, little blogging

I know it’s been really quiet around here, but it is Sierra backpacking season and I’m spending most of my time packing, hiking, unpacking, and sorting through photos. I just spent five days exploring the trail between Tuolumne Meadows and Mammoth and will be posting the trip reports and pictures from those days shortly. I also will be leaving for the High Sierra Trail in the near future and will have the report from that as well. Then, in September, I have another long-ish trip planned into Evolution Basin. Lots of fun – little time for computers and blogging!

Another miscellaneous order of business: I’ve personally experienced and also have gotten reports of problems with the gallery on my website (mainly hanging/crashes lasting around 30 minutes). I’ve been relatively happy with the software I use to run the gallery, but I’m sick of doing the maintenance myself and have decided to make the move to Smugmug. From now on, I’ll be posting all of ┬ámy new photos to SmugMug, and when I have time, I’ll be migrating the photos off of this site and over there. Their annual fee, even at the most expensive service level, is a bargain compared to the amount of work I put into maintaining a gallery myself.

I hope everyone is out enjoying the summer hiking season! I’ll be on Mt Whitney (summiting from Guitar Lake and exiting at the Portal on the same day) on the 15th – will I see anyone there?