A Difficult Loss
A good friend of mine passed away this weekend. Hobart Kistler was an amazing friend of mine who died in a car accident on Friday evening. There's not much information available right now, but some folks have set up a fundraiser online for people to share their memories. I took Saturday morning to write down some stories that I will share in due time.
I've been keeping at the music and uploaded to videos to my music channel on YouTube this week. Check them out! I'm experimenting with a simpler setup - just iPhone and Rode video micro instead of the fancy camera and fancy mic. I think it sounds pretty good and the workflow is a lot easier. However, when I compare it to some of my other recordings, I can definitely tell the difference. It's been great experimenting with different recording equipment. Every experience improves my learning.
I recently complete a shake out trip to Syke's Hot Springs in Big Sur. The Pine Ridge Trail, which leads to the springs, just reopened 3 weeks ago after being closed for more than 5 years due to fires. I'll include some pictures below, and hope to have a video out soon. The trip featured some epic views, towering redwoods trees, underwhelming hot springs, and hordes of ticks! Ryan and I are leaving for Mt. Shasta tomorrow so I'll have one final shake down before the PCT, this time with a bit more vert.
Hottest Regards, Keegan
🙏 I've been blown away by everyone's support for the upcoming hike! As a reminder, any money earned form subscriptions between now and the end of my PCT hike will go directly to active duty sailors and scenic trails preservation.