Sunday, February 27, 2011

Starting to Get Caught Up...

I was luckily able to copy all the trip reports that I'd posted on VFTT and the MWO forums and drop them directly into the blog with just a few minutes needed to reformat each one.  I'm now caught up with all the TRs from 2008 through 2010.  Definitely a fun trip down memory lane.  I've still got a bunch of new ones to write from old photo albums that never had trip reports (going back to 2004).  I've also got a lot of plans for other features of the blog:

Pages for the 4000 Footer and 52 With A View lists with links to the hikes

Labels on all the posts

Resource page with my favorite links to hiking websites, books, etc

3D overhead views of all the routes and Google Earth route links.  (This is actually pretty easy to do after the fact for hikes in the Whites since you can create routes on all the trails using the AMC White Mountain Guide Online.  Don't need a GPS to record these!

I've been gathering ideas for format and content of the blog from the many other hiking blogs that I've visited recently.  If anyone has any thoughts on other things that would make the blog better please let me know.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Win a Free Copy of "Hike Your Own Hike"

Steven over on the My Life Outdoors blog is holding a contest to give away a free copy of Hike Your Own Hike.  Check it out.  http://www.mylifeoutdoors.com/2011/02/book-giveaway-francis-tapons-hike-your.html

Ramblings Is Returning

I hadn't touched the blog for several years after I first got started.  I had lots of placeholders for trip reports that I never went back and filled in and I then just started posting all of my trip reports on the Mount Washington Observatory forums and on Views from the Top.  With some continued nudges from friends I've decided that it's time for Ramblings to get caught up and back in business.

Right now I'm in the process of completely redesigning the blog layout and going back and transferring all the historical trip reports from the forums into the blog (which is a whole lot easier now than it would have been a couple of years ago based on the improvements in Blogger).  It's fun re-exploring the journeys from the last few years and setting the foundation to document the rest of our hopefully many new rambles.

Stay tuned - there's lots more coming soon...