I was honored this week to be a guest blogger for the Rails to Trails Conservancy. Chuck and I are both avid supporters of this national non-profit that advocates for the expansion and use of rail trail networks. They had asked me to write a blog post about Chuck and my GAP and C&O tour. It was an honor to contribute to the Traillink website. you can read the post here.
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I am a pretty active social networker and have been blogging for over five years. In my pre-tour post, Tech Update from the Tour: Prepping the iPhone for touring, I promised to give my readers an update on the blogging platform I assembled for my first tour. We covered about 325 miles over the eight day journey across the Great Allegheny Passage and Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Trails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Washington, D.C. I was pretty happy with the setup. Here are the details.
I am a techie guy and have been dabbling in social media for several years. It is only natural that I blog about our journey. It became pretty obvious early on that I was going to do this from my iPhone. During the tour I will be posting some tech updates from the trail where I’ll talk about how well my apps and the iPhone are working out for social networking. As I prepare to leave, I thought I would discuss the iPhone and apps that I will use.
Time has passed fast. Today my calendar told me that only a month remains before Chuck and I leave on our journey. I’ve noticed a definite change in attitude this past week. I have become pretty confident that things will go well on the ride for us. I find that Chuck and I are trading less planning details in texts and emails. My supplies and equipment are pretty well set. I am happy with the technology that I will be taking on the trails to blog. I also find that Chuck and I are pretty much in harmony with our attitudes and goals for the ride. Life is good.