Welcome to my travelogue! As a longtime HU reader, I could not be more pleased to contribute a verse to this great site. I have been inspired by Grant and Susan, of course, Peter & Kay Forwood, Greg Frazier, Chris & Erin, Dave & Erika, Chris & Liz, Rupert Young, Glen Heggstad, and everyone else who blazed a trail for others or themselves and then wrote about it here.
On May 29, 2005 I will depart San Francisco on my trusty KLR650 (aka "The Beagle") with two or three friends, hopefully, bound for Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. On the return we intend to follow the Continental Divide, much of it off-road, and then pause in Colorado July 7-10 at the HU meeting. With any luck, I will be inspired to continue the journey with them into Central America all the way to Panama. If I'm still having fun, South America beckons. Grant seems to think the blog title should be "Alaska to Tierra del Fuego", while I toyed with "SF to Colorado ... via Alaska." Who knows? Perhaps I will tuck tail and run home after the first night of rain or my first flat tire. We shall just have to wait and see ....
Please add your email address (in the upper right corner of the page) and you will receive updates as I post them (probably weekly, at the very least). I might also attempt what could be an HU first: podcasts. In addition to posting photos and writing regular entries, I will try to make and post audio recordings that you can click on to hear, or synch with your own media device via the RSS feed. No promises--I'm not bringing a laptop, so I'm at the mercy of internet cafe software compatibilities, not to mention the platform wars. Let's call it a goal. Full color, DVD quality audio/video blogs are certainly possible right now, if someone has a videocam, a laptop, and the patience to use them. A proper balance of sound files, photos and written journal entries should make this a well documented trip.
Posted by James McPherson at May 10, 2005 11:44 PM GMT