Last week I told you about an epic hike on Mt. Diablo with Scott “Shroomer” Williams. Today I’m sharing a video of Scott at our annual blessing of the pilgrims event, talking about his first Camino and injury prevention tips for hikers.
Continuation of Scott’s talk are below:
Scott provided a handout with a list of ultra light gear companies for long distance walking. See list below.
- Enlightened Equipment – Down quilts and sleeping bags: http://www.enlightenedequipment.com
- ZPacks – Cuben Fiber Shelters, Cuben Fiber Backpacks, Quilts, Cuben Fiber Rain Gear and much more: http://www.zpacks.com
- Dirty Girl Gaiters – Lightweight gaiters for running and hiking: https://dirtygirlgaiters.com
- Gossamer Gear – Cuben Fiber Shelters, Backpacks, Sleeping Pads, Trekking Poles, Trekking Umbrellas and lots more gear: http://gossamergear.com
- Ultra Light Adventure Equipment (ULA) – Backpacks: http://www.ula-equipment.com
- Purple Rain Adventure Skirts – Hiking Skirts and Kilts: http://www.purplerainskirts.com/about/
- Tarptent, Henry Shires – Shelters: http://www.tarptent.com/
- Six Moon Designs, Ron Moak – Backpacks, Shelters, Rain Gear and more: http://www.sixmoondesigns.com
- Mountain Laurel Designs – Cuben Fiber Backpacks, Cuben Fiber Shelters, Quilts, Bivys: http://www.mountainlaureldesigns.com/shop/
- LightHeart Gear – Shelters, Clothing: http://lightheartgear.com
- Granite Gear – Backpacks: http://www.granitegear.com
- Western Mountaineering – Sleeping Bags, Down Clothing: http://www.westernmountaineering.com
- Mont Bell – Clothing, Down Clothing, Sleeping Bags, Backpacks, Shelters and more: http://www.montbell.us
- Feathered Friends – Sleeping Bags, Down Clothes: http://featheredfriends.com
Download the PDF Companies_Specializing_in_Ultralight_Gear
Scott, the well-dressed pilgrim, in St. Jean Pied de Port, France.
The scoop on Scott, in his own words
A lifelong resident of the Bay Area, I have been many things: a hippie in the ’60s, an army veteran of the Vietnam era, sailor, ocean kayaker, builder of biadarkas (Aleutian skin kayaks), cook, opera lover, student of English Literature and Art History, mushroom hunter and member of the SF Mycological Society (providing mushroom picking lessons and feasts to hikers), and a probation officer. Now retired, I am hiker extraordinaire who is active in the American Long Distance Hiker Association-West and has thru-hiked the Triple Crown (Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail and Appalachian Trail). I am also a Camino Francés peregrino.
On trail I do a lot of first aid on feet and help people learn how to walk without pain. When I’m home, I invite people to train with me in the local hills and mountains by coordinating a “Hike Alert” list, letting folks know where and when I’ll be hiking each week. I’m not a hike leader per se, but welcome anyone who wants to experience some of the wonderful local trails we have here in the Bay Area.
So how did Scott get the trail name Shroomer? That’s another good story. See end of this post.
To subscribe to his Hike Alerts, email Scott with ‘Add to Hike Alert’ in subject line.
See you on the trail!